To accompany the release of his massive online musical archive, Neil Young has released a “gem from his archives” in the form of a previously unreleased album. Recorded in 1976, Hitchhiker was produced by Young’s longtime studio collaborator, David Briggs, and will be available for preorder starting today.
Hitchhiker features 10 never-before-heard acoustic songs that were recorded in Malibu, Ca., in between recording Zuma and American Stars and Bars. Tracks include acoustic versions of Young classics like “Pocahontas” and “Powderfinger.”
Hitchhiker will be released on Sept. 8 via Reprise Records—you’ll find the tracklist and album art below. You can stream the title track here and preorder the album here. You can also check out Young’s 10 best political songs here, and watch a performance of his from the Paste Cloud below.
03. Captain Kennedy
05. Give Me Strength
01. Ride My Llama
04. Human Highway
05. The Old Country Waltz
Hitchhiker Album Art: