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 2box 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.