When Neil Young released ‘Chrome Dreams’ it was one of his most individual and powerful albums, was scheduled to be released in 1977, but as is often the case with Young, things change. And then change again. What starts as one thing can often end up as another. For all those who have followed the singer-songwriter’s ever-evolving career, it’s best to let those changes happen.

With ‘Chrome Dreams’, it has been a long time coming to get to this final version of an album that includes some of rock’s most unforgettable songs – and now it is set to be released on August 11 via Reprise Records as Neil Young envisioned it. It’s time for ‘Chrome Dreams’ to find its way into the world.

The music included on ‘Chrome Dreams’ is the debut release of the legendary lost 1977 album that features 12 classic Neil Young songs, including four originals. The 1974-1976 studio recordings include two previously unreleased versions, four tracks never before released on vinyl, and is manufactured as a 3-sided double-album with an etching on side 4.

The 12 songs on ‘Chrome Dreams’ may have existed in other forms at other times, and that is part of the creative process. Many of these are the originals. It is coming to life now exactly how Young perceived it and it has a sense of monumentality about it that conveys its place in history. Songs like ‘Pocahontas’, ‘Like a Hurricane’, ‘Powderfinger’, ‘Homegrown’, Stringman’ and ‘Look Out for My Love’ join six other tracks to finally present ‘Chrome Dreams’ as a guide into the world of a musician who leads the way into the future, never second-guessing what could have been.

Some of the historical lineage of the songs on ‘Chrome Dreams’ include:

– ‘Powderfinger’ is the early/first solo version, the original.

– ‘Pocahontas’ is the same version that first appeared on ‘Rust Never Sleeps’, but without the overdubs.

– ‘Sedan Delivery’ and ‘Hold Back the Tears’ are originals with lyrics that were not included in later released versions. Both are very different versions than previously released.

– ‘Stringman’ is another original performance, included on the ‘Odeon/Budokan’ disc in ‘Archives Vol. II’; prior to that the song had only appeared on Young’sUnplugged’ album in a later version, not the original.

‘Chrome Dreams’ is now available to pre-order HERE. All pre-orders receive an instant download of ‘Sedan Delivery’.

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