Neil Young Opens Up His Archives To Issue the Unreleased Solo Acoustic 1976 Studio Album Hitchhiker, Recorded Between Zuma and American Stars 'n Bars!
Neil Young opens up his unrivaled archives to issue Hitchhiker, an unreleased new studio album. The 10-track acoustic solo collection was recorded in Malibu, CA at Indigo Studio in 1976 and produced by Young's long-time studio collaborator David Briggs. Recorded between Zuma and American Stars 'n Bars in a single session, the resultant performances are truly breathtaking and passionate. The simplicity of a single voice and guitar captured here is as pure and powerful as it gets, with only Young, Briggs and actor Dean Stockwell in the room at the time of recording. A few of the songs would not appear on vinyl until years later. Some have never been heard, included in the original sessions for Neil Young and Crazy Horse's Dume, another unreleased record of original sessions that yielded the classic album, Zuma. When Hitchhiker was recorded, none of the songs had ever been released and many of the performances were the first ever. This is truly an album of original performances!