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

'Time Fades Away II' (1973)

Neil Young was near the height of his fame in early 1973 when he launched a punishing 62-date arena tour that drove him to the brink of madness. Midway through he fired drummer Kenny Buttrey and brought on David Crosby and Graham Nash to help out with the vocals, but it did little to help him mentally cope with the pressure and monotony of life on the road. Many in the crowd were confused by the number of brand-new, unreleased songs in the show, and when he collected many of those tunes on the live album Time Fades Away he had his first flop of the 1970s. Hardcore Neil fans have grown to love Time Fades Away, and are intrigued by his promise to release more from the tour. "[Time Fades Away II] has a different drummer than what was on that album," he said in 2009. "Kenny Buttrey was in there for the first half, and Johnny Barbata came in for the second. It's a completely different thing, with completely different songs.