Neil Young – Personally Owned 10″ Acetate / Unreleased Mono “Homegrown”
An ultra rare, unreleased Mono 10” acetate of Neil Young’s “Homegrown” from American Stars and Bars, formerly owned by Neil Young. We acquired this directly from his close associate, photographer and archivist Joel Bernstein. The provenance is best explained in Bernstein’s letter of authenticity:
This letter is to authenticated a a Columbia Records acetate Neil Young’s “Homegrown”. This is an unreleased mono mix of the version from his 1977 album American Stars and Bars. I was working with Neil at the time and he gave this to me.
I photographed Neil Young for the first time at his first East Coast show with Crazy Horse, at the Bitter End in New York City, in February 1969. I went on to work with Neil extensively, as both his and CSNY’s tour photographer, and shooting him for eighteen of his album covers (including After The Gold Rush, Harvest, Time Fades Away, Tonight’s The Night, Decade and Rust Never Sleeps) plus numerous other official projects including publicity, advertising, songbooks, posters, et al. On various tours from 1973-1993, I also worked with Neil as his guitar technician; and served as his archivist for 20 years, researching and presenting him with every source for audio, artwork and text used in his massive box set Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972.
During the course of working for Neil, he gave me various acetates, test pressings, set lists and other memorabilia. Neil knew I was a collector and he wasn’t, so once he was done with things like this, instead of throwing it away, he often gave it to me. This is one of those items, from my personal collection.
Sincerely, Joel Bernstein
This acetate is in Near Mint condition and may be the only Mono mix acetate in existence. With Joel Bernstein’s letter of authenticity, and Recordmecca’s lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
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