Exclusive: Hear Neil Young's Unreleased Country-Rock Gem 'Amber Jean'

Gorgeous 1984 tune will be featured on Young's new archival disc, 'A Treasure'

May 18, 2011 11:50 AM ET
Exclusive: Hear Neil Young's Unreleased Country-Rock Gem 'Amber Jean'
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In the early Eighties Neil Young moved from genre to genre at a frantic pace – jumping from vocoder-infused New Wave to rockabilly to country in just a few short years. In 1984 and 1985 he toured with the country group the International Harvesters, playing a large number of songs that never found their way onto albums. On June 14th he's finally releasing some of this material on the archival live disc A Treasure. The set contains 12 tracks drawn from various shows on those tours, including five that have never been released. Check out a stream of "Amber Jean," a tribute to Young's daughter Amber that he began playing in concert just weeks after she was born.

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Young just wrapped up his year-long Twisted Road American theater tour, and next month he's hitting the road with Buffalo Springfield for their first tour since 1968. He's supposedly working on the second volume of his massive Neil Young Archives box set, but when it's actually going to come out is anyone's guess. He tends to take his time on these things.

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