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For those of us who were unable to grab one of the 3,000 copies of Neil Young‘s Archives Volume II: 1972—1976 box set released last year, the singer-songwriter has thrown us a line. Last week, Neil Young released “Daughters”, a track recorded during the sessions for the “lost” 1975 album “Homegrown”, also released late last year.

Recorded during Young’s mid-1970s heyday, “Daughters” rings like a classic Neil Young folk song that could have been taken from “After The Goldrush” or even “Harvest”. Though Young’s voice and acoustic guitar sit centre stage, the track also hosts guest contributions from Levon Helm on drums, Emmylou Harris on backing vocals, Ben Keith on pedal steel, and Tim Drummond on bass. 

“Daughters” was just one of 12 previously-unreleased tracks on the 131-track, 10-disc Archives Volume II box set which also featured 50 unheard versions of songs. Unfortunately, the 3,000 copies released last year are still the only ones in the world and the only other way to hear Archives Volume II is with a subscription to the Neil Young Archives.

Neil Young, “Daughters” taken from the recording sessions for 1975’s Homegrown.