Neil and me go way back. Harvest was the first non Beatles album I ever bought. He has managed to stay an artist and avoid becoming a self parody and a hack, like Lou Reed.
Here are a handful of odd gems. “Wonderin'” is the only great song by Neil and The Shocking Pinks from Everybody’s Rockin’, although it dates from much earlier. Chrome Dreams is the title of an unreleased Neil Young album. It would have come after Zuma, but instead he recorded and released American Stars And Bars in 1977. Of course it can be found and downloaded without too much trouble. “Homegrown” was remade for Ragged Glory. “Too Far Gone” features Frank Sampedro on mandolin.
The rest of the tunes come from a bootleg called Hard To Find.
“Don’t Spook The Horse” was included on The Mansion On The Hill Ep, “Pushed It Over The End” is live and might be the version left off Decade, and “Last Trip To Tulsa” is also live and might be from 1974. Or 1969.
“War Song” was a 1972 single by Neil and Graham Nash, and written in support of George McGovern’s bid to overthrow Nixon.
It has been out of print until recently. It is now available on Neil’s massive, and expensive new Archives set.