Neil Young releases “Try” from “lost” mid ’70s album ‘Homegrown’
As mentioned, Neil Young's "lost" album Homegrown -- which was recorded in 1974 and 1975 and which Neil calls the "unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time" -- is finally coming out on June 19 via Reprise, and today Neil released the official stream of "Try" from that album. You might've heard live recordings of this one in the past, but this studio version really does the song wonders -- it sounds as good as anything else Neil released during this period.
The song was produced by Neil and Elliot Mazer, and it was recorded on December 11, 1974 with Ben Keith on pedal steel and vocals, Tim Drummond on bass, Levon Helm on drums, Emmylou Harris on vocals, and Joe Yankee on piano.
Neil says, "I apologize. This album Homegrown should have been there for you a couple of years after Harvest. It’s the sad side of a love affair. The damage done. The heartache. I just couldn’t listen to it. I wanted to move on. So I kept it to myself, hidden away in the vault, on the shelf, in the back of my mind... but I should have shared it. It’s actually beautiful. That’s why I made it in the first place. Sometimes life hurts. You know what I mean. This is the one that got away."