Beyond 'Hitchhiker': 15 Archival Neil Young Albums We'd Like to Hear

From 'Time Fades Away II' to 'Homegrown' and Crazy Horse's killer 2003 Bonnaroo set, a look at the best of Young's overflowing vault

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Live With Crazy Horse (2013)

Just when it seemed like Neil Young had permanently dismounted from Crazy Horse, they cut two back-to-back albums in 2012 and then went on a tour that lasted two years. The 2012 gigs were marred by a set list that didn't vary much from night to night and a heavy emphasis on subpar new material, while the 2014 shows were hobbled by the absence of bassist Billy Talbot as he recovered from a minor stroke. The sweet spot came in 2013 when the tour went to Australia and Europe. The sets got longer and unpredictable, with super obscure tunes like "Opera Star" and "Surfer Joe and Moe the Sleaze" finding their way into the mix. It ended prematurely when a road manager slammed a tour bus door on the hand of Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, but they got in 33 stellar shows before that unfortunate incident. Any one of them would make a great official release.

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