Neil Young has mixed things up with the latest episode of his ‘Fireside Sessions’ which has seen the musician change location and perform in his barnyard.
The fifth Fireside Session was directed by his wife, actress Daryl Hannah, with Young performing his gorgeous set of rarities to a handful of chickens and a mallard. Old Shakey opens his set with a rendition playing ‘Tumbleweed’ from 2014’s Storytone on the ukulele while a lama named Lazlo and a horse roam around their pen.
Young then moves over to the coop to perform ‘Homegrown‘ the title track from his long-unreleased 1975 album Homegrown which is finally set to be released on June 19th.
The 74-year-old confirmed the release of the long-lost album in a lengthy statement, writing: “I apologise. 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. Recorded in analogue in 1974 and early 1975 from the original master tapes and restored with love and care by John Hanlon.”
Following ‘Homegrown’, the audience of chickens were then treated by Young who performed the title track to 1972’s Harvest, ‘Old Man’ and 1969’s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’.
The whole set ends with a rendition of ‘War of Man’ from Harvest Moon, watch it in full here.