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Neil Young shares unheard 1972 song ‘Come Along and Say You Will’

Neil Young’s prolific year is one of the few things to celebrate from 2020 and, if the latest release is anything to go by, he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Now, the iconic rock musician has shared the previously unheard track ‘Come Along and Say You Will’ which was recorded way back in 1972.

The track is taken from his Archives Volume 2 box set, given a release date of November 20th and will split across 10 mammoth discs. The collection kickstarts with material Young recorded shortly after the release of his now-iconic 1972 album Harvest. From there, the box set chronicle the rock star’s career with the inclusion of his Asian and European tours with Crazy Horse in 1976.

The track was recorded by Young at his Broken Arrow Ranch on December 15, 1972, where the mercurial singer-songwriter was joined by drummer Kenny Buttrey, bassist Tim Drummond, and pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith. Young’s group of musicians were known as The Stray Gators, and also played with on the faultless Harvest in 1972 and the Time Fades Away record from 1973.

‘Come Along and Say You Will’ begins with the pounding lyric “come along and say you will / be the one to change the meaning / of the writing on the wall.” Young later goes on to sing, “I’ll never understand / why walk around a sinner / with a nail through your hand.”

Listen to ‘Come Along and Say You Will’ and check out the tracklisting for Archives Volume 2, below.

‘Archives Volume 2: 1972-1976’ Tracklisting:

Disc 1 (1972-1973)

  • ‘Everybody’s Alone’
  • ‘Letter From ‘Nam’
  • ‘Monday Morning’
  • ‘The Bridge’
  • ‘Time Fades Away’
  • ‘Come Along And Say You Will’
  • ‘Goodbye Christmas On The Shore’
  • ‘Last Trip To Tulsa’
  • ‘The Loner’
  • ‘Sweet Joni’
  • ‘Yonder Stands The Sinner’
  • ‘L.A. (Story)’
  • ‘LA’
  • ‘Human Highway’

Disc 2 (1973)

  • ‘Tuscaloosa’
  • ‘Here We Go In The Years’
  • ‘After The Gold Rush’
  • ‘Out On The Weekend’
  • ‘Harvest’
  • ‘Old Man’
  • ‘Heart Of Gold’
  • ‘Time Fades Away’
  • ‘Lookout Joe’
  • ‘New Mama’
  • ‘Alabama’
  • ‘Don’t Be Denied’

Disc 3 (1973)

  • ‘Tonight’s The Night’
  • ‘Speakin’ Out Jam’
  • ‘Everybody’s Alone’
  • ‘Tired Eyes’
  • ‘Tonight’s The Night’
  • ‘Mellow My Mind’
  • ‘World On A String’
  • ‘Speakin’ Out’
  • ‘Raised On Robbery’
  • ‘Roll Another Number’
  • ‘New Mama’
  • ‘Albuquerque’
  • ‘Tonight’s The Night Part II’

Disc 4 (1973)

  • ‘Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live’
  • ‘Tonight’s The Night’
  • ‘Mellow My Mind’
  • ‘World On A String’
  • ‘Speakin’ Out’
  • ‘Albuquerque’
  • ‘New Mama’
  • ‘Roll Another Number’
  • ‘Tired Eyes’
  • ‘Tonight’s The Night Part II’
  • ‘Walk On’
  • ‘The Losing End’

Disc 5 (1974)

  • ‘Walk On’
  • ‘Winterlong’
  • ‘Walk On’
  • ‘Bad Fog Of Loneliness’
  • ‘Borrowed Tune’
  • ‘Traces’
  • ‘For The Turnstiles’
  • ‘Ambulance Blues’
  • ‘Motion Pictures’
  • ‘On The Beach’
  • ‘Revolution Blues’
  • ‘Vampire Blues’
  • ‘Greensleeves’

Disc 6 (1974)

  • ‘The Old Homestead’‘ Love/Art Blues’
  • ‘Through My Sails’
  • ‘Homefires’
  • ‘Pardon My Heart’
  • ‘Hawaiian Sunrise’
  • ‘LA Girls And Ocean Boys’
  • ‘Pushed It Over The End’
  • ‘On The Beach’
  • ‘Vacancy’
  • ‘One More Sign’
  • ‘Frozen Man’
  • ‘Give Me Strength’
  • ‘Bad News Comes To Town’
  • ‘Changing Highways’
  • ‘Love/Art Blues’
  • ‘The Old Homestead’
  • ‘Daughters’
  • ‘Deep Forbidden Lake’
  • ‘Love/Art Blues’

Disc 7 (1974)

  • ‘Homegrown’
  • ‘Separate Ways’
  • ‘Try’
  • ‘Mexico’
  • ‘Love Is A Rose’
  • ‘Homegrown’
  • ‘Florida’
  • ‘Kansas’
  • ‘We Don’t Smoke It No More’
  • ‘White Line’
  • ‘Vacancy’
  • ‘Little Wing’
  • ‘Star Of Bethlehem’

Disc 8 (1975)

  • ‘Dume’
  • ‘Ride My Llama’
  • ‘Cortez The Killer’
  • ‘Don’t Cry No Tears’
  • ‘Born To Run’
  • ‘Barstool Blues’
  • ‘Danger Bird’
  • ‘Stupid Girl’
  • ‘Kansas’
  • ‘Powderfinger’
  • ‘Hawaii’
  • ‘Drive Back’
  • ‘Lookin’ For A Love’
  • ‘Pardon My Heart’
  • ‘Too Far Gone’
  • ‘Pocahontas’
  • ‘No One Seems To Know’

Disc 9 (1976)

  • ‘Look Out For My Love’
  • ‘Like a Hurricane’
  • ‘Lotta Love’
  • ‘Lookin’ For A Love’
  • ‘Separate Ways’
  • ‘Let It Shine’
  • ‘Long May You Run’
  • ‘Fontainebleau’
  • ‘Traces’
  • ‘Mellow My Mind’
  • ‘Midnight On The Bay’
  • ‘Stringman’
  • ‘Mediterranean’
  • ‘Ocean Girl’
  • ‘Midnight On The Bay’
  • ‘Human Highway’

Disc 10 (1976)

  • ‘Odeon Budokan’
  • ‘The Old Laughing Lady’
  • ‘After The Gold Rush’
  • ‘Too Far Gone’
  • ‘Old Man’
  • ‘Stringman’
  • ‘Don’t Cry No Tears’
  • ‘Cowgirl In The Sand’
  • ‘Lotto Love’
  • ‘Drive Back’
  • ‘Cortez The Killer’
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