Homegrown: Alright With Me

Ballyhooed as a classic but not entirely what it claims to be, Neil Young’s latest archival release is good on its own terms

In the spring of 1975, Neil Young was ready to stop running away from the commercial success of his 1972 international smash hit Harvest. After a series of sessions held at the same studios and featuring key musicians who played on Harvest, he had a finished album mixed, sequenced, titled, and with artwork prepared. He considered it a sequel of sorts, called Homegrown.