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Neil Young’s ‘Lost’ 1987 Album ‘Summer Songs’ is a Christmas Surprise for Fans

Summer Songs, a “lost for years, but not forgotten” LP recorded in 1987 but never unveiled, was a surprise Christmas gift to fans on Saturday.

Young plays all instruments on the eight-track album, which includes early versions of tracks that would later appear on 1989’s Freedom (“Wrecking Ball,” “Someday,” “Hangin’ on a Limb”), Harvest Moon (“One of These Days”), Psychedelic Pill (“For the Love of Man”), and CSNY’s 1988 LP American Dream (“American Dream,” “Name of Love”), as well as one song, “Last of His Kind,” which Young debuted at the 1987 Farm Aid.

Summer Songs comes barely two weeks after Young and Crazy Horse’s latest LP “Barn” was released. To commemorate the occasion, Rolling Stone revisited Young’s top 100 tracks.

Young spoke to Rolling Stone recently on combining his current studio work with his “gigantic” Archives.

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