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Album:
Hitchhiker
Style:
Acoustic, Folk Rock
Released:
2017
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Europe
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Hitchhiker is a studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, issued September 8, 2017 on Reprise Records. It is the ninth release in Young's ongoing archival release series and the first of the Special Release series. Co-produced by Young and David Briggs with post-production from John Hanlon, the album was originally recorded on August 11, 1976 at Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, California.

Hitchhiker ‎(LP, Album). Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records. 9362-49126-1, 560639-1, 1-560639. this is neil young during his peak period. every song is a goldmine. even the already known ones impress again with their different sound signatures. with 33 minutes it is an pretty short album, but its so sweet it turns your heart to gold. makes me wonder why hitchhiker wasnt released back in the day? anyway, pressing quality is excellent.

Recorded over the course of one lazy, stoned day in Malibu in 1976, Hitchhiker was never bootlegged, unlike Homegrown and Chrome Dreams, its unreleased cousins from the mid-'70s. Neil Young first let its existence be known in 2014, when he mentioned a 1976 solo acoustic session recorded with longtime producer David Briggs that was "a complete piece

One night in Malibu in the summer of ’76, Neil Young drove a Cadillac convertible to Indigo Ranch Studios and recorded an album called Hitchhiker. Its ten songs were united by sparse arrangements and a tenuous grasp of time. Names like Kennedy, Nixon, Brando, and Pocahontas commingled with mysterious figures from Young’s own imagination. His writing was looser, funnier, and more surreal than the junkie nightmares that comprised his recent records, though he’d retained their hard lessons: detachment and disillusionment as side effects of getting older

LP (12" album, 33 rpm). Neil Young Format: Vinyl.

Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images. Neil Young met his longtime producer and musical soul mate David Briggs while hitchhiking in Topanga Canyon in 1968. Eight years later, with Young’s personal life in turmoil, the two booked Malibu’s Indigo Ranch Studios (with only the actor Dean Stockwell looking on) to record Hitchhiker, a solo acoustic album that was never released until today. The album contains the original versions of some of Young’s best-loved songs as well as two previously unreleased tracks. Harvest, released in 1972, turned Neil Young into a household name.

Neil picked up a distorted Gibson Les Paul because he wanted to. Neil made country records, new wave records, 50s rock records, and even R&B records for the sole purpose of he wanted to. Love him or hate him, you could never call Neil Young fake. And because everything about him is front and center, there’s not much else to say about what already says about himself. The setting sun seen on the album’s cover is a fitting image to have while listening to Hitchhiker, as Young seems to see the album as a snapshot of himself in the midst of his changing career. Not a statement of any kind, but a mere photograph of a man moving forward with his life.

Tracklist

A1 Pocahontas 3:28
A2 Powderfinger 3:24
A3 Captain Kennedy 2:51
A4 Hawaii 2:38
A5 Give Me Strength 3:40
B1 Ride My Llama 1:50
B2 Hitchhiker (Like An Inca #1) 4:37
B3 Campaigner 4:20
B4 Human Highway 3:17
B5 The Old Country Waltz 3:38

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Silver Bow Productions, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Silver Bow Productions, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Published By – Silver Fiddle Music
  • Pressed By – Record Industry – 19612

Credits

  • Art Direction [For], Design [For] – R Twerk & Co.*
  • Art Direction, Design – Gary Burden, Janice Heo
  • Engineer – Richard Kaplan
  • Lacquer Cut By – CB*
  • Mastered By – Chris Bellman
  • Other [Observer] – Dean Stockwell
  • Photography By – Henry Diltz
  • Post Production – John Hanlon
  • Producer, Mixed By – David Briggs
  • Songwriter – Neil Young

Notes

Sticker:
Unreleased 1976 Solo Album
Produced By David Briggs.

Gatefold sleeve.
Includes folded lyrics/credits poster.

Mastered [...] at Grundman Mastering

Pocahontas ©1979, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Powderfinger ©1979, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Captain Kennedy ©1980, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Hawaii ©2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Give Me Strength ©2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Ride My Llama ©1979, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Hitchhiker ©2010, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Campaigner ©1977, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
Human Highway ©1978, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)
The Old Country Waltz ©1977, 2017 Silver Fiddle Music (ASCAP)

©2017 Silver Bow Productions, Inc.

© ℗ 2017 Silver Bow Productions, Inc. Manufactured in the Netherlands.

This version does not have on labels and on back cover the wording "SOURCE Mastered from the original analog tapes".

This album has a mono mix.
This is not declared anywhere, but it is easily recognizable when listening.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 93624 91261 3
  • Barcode: 093624912613
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout: 19612 2A 1-560639-A Re1 CB
  • Matrix / Runout: 19612 2B 1-560639-B Re1 CB

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9362-49113-8 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-49113-8 Europe 2017
2-560639, 560639-2 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2-560639, 560639-2 US 2017
9362-49126-1, 560639-1, 1-560639 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9362-49126-1, 560639-1, 1-560639 Europe 2017
WPCR-17885 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(CD, Album, Mono, SHM) Reprise Records WPCR-17885 Japan 2017
none Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 96 ) Reprise Records none US 2017

Tracklist

A1 Pocahontas 3:28
A2 Powderfinger 3:24
A3 Captain Kennedy 2:51
A4 Hawaii 2:38
A5 Give Me Strength 3:40
B1 Ride My Llama 1:50
B2 Hitchhiker (Like An Inca #1) 4:37
B3 Campaigner 4:20
B4 Human Highway 3:17
B5 The Old Country Waltz 3:38

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Music Group
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Silver Bow Productions, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Silver Bow Productions, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Indigo Ranch Studios
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Designed At – R. Twerk & Co.
  • Published By – Silver Fiddle Music
  • Pressed By – Record Industry – 19612

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Gary Burden, Jenice Heo
  • Engineer – Richard Kaplan
  • Lacquer Cut By – ᶜB*
  • Mastered By – Chris Bellman
  • Photography By – Henry Diltz
  • Post Production – John Hanlon
  • Producer, Mixed By – David Briggs
  • Written-By, Acoustic Guitar [Uncredited], Piano [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited], Harmonica [Uncredited] – Neil Young

Notes

This version does not have "SOURCE Mastered from the original analog tapes" on labels.
Copies with this text on labels are at Hitchhiker

There is no indication anywhere on the release, but this is a mono recording.

Issued with gatefold cover and 23"x28" poster with lyrics and credits.
Hype sticker lower right on shrink: 'Unreleased 1976 Solo Album Produced by David Briggs 1-560639 (K1)'
NYA - Special release series
© ℗ 2017 Silver Bow Productions, Inc.
Manufactured in the Netherlands (on labels).
Manufactured in the EU (on back cover).

Mastered at Grundman Mastering

1st Category on spine and poster
2nd Category on labels
3rd Category on sticker

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624912613
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 93624 91261 3
  • Label Code: LC00322
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 19612 2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): 1-560639-A Re1 ᶜB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 19612 2B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): 1-560639-B Re1 ᶜB
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9362-49113-8 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-49113-8 Europe 2017
2-560639, 560639-2 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2-560639, 560639-2 US 2017
WPCR-17885 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(CD, Album, Mono, SHM) Reprise Records WPCR-17885 Japan 2017
none Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 96 ) Reprise Records none US 2017
9362491138 Neil Young Hitchhiker ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362491138 Australia 2017


  • tamada
Wow shame for those stating Bad Copies I feel for you because US/Can 560639-1 probably cleanest record I have. Neil True Genius and no bias coming from a Canuck.
  • Doktilar
Bad copy here: i have weird "bubbles" on 2 tracks plus marks on the dead wax. The pressing is clearly not the best since i'm not the only one. Gonna try the EU version.
  • Kigabar
This LP belongs right in there with the Ditch Trilogy.My skin literally quivered upon first play. What a shame we had to wait forty-one years. This recording is a MUST for ANYONE who loves Neil's music especially from that time period. Just Briggs & Young, It doesn't get any better than that.
  • Jarortr
My copy is excellent -- flat, no warp. And it sounds great. Love this album.
  • Scoreboard Bleeding
Just picked up a copy from a seller here. The sound is excellent. The vinyl quality is way better than merely good. This is a great sounding LP and the songs are something of a revelation stripped bare and still in flux. Shit, what a great record!
  • Armin
Everything about this release is great. Everything except for the actual record pressing. While my copy plays, it is right up to the point where I would call it damaged and thus, returnable. Warbled along the outer edge and with small, audible 'bubbles' in the wax. Unfortunate, as the care in mastering/ mixing certainly comes through. Otherwise, a great snapshot into a very interesting time and place in music.
  • Little Devil
I am in Australia, and it seems to be un available, have read Amazon reviews, that a lot of the vinyl 'Hitchiker' are warped due to shrink wrapping , or just bad pressing.
  • Anayaron
Brilliant album. Going to treasure this one for all my days. Such a nice surprise that these were in the vaults....That being said how's your vinyl press? Sounds great but definitely has that wavey/warpy thing going on on the outside edge that seems to be the case with all records these days. My needle looks like it's bobbing like a rubber ducky in the bathtub. Doesn't affect the playback but really bugs me. Just my copy?The last new Neil LP I purchased was Dreaming Man. Wish 'Because Sound Matters' had pressed this.
  • Kanek
My copy is perfect which I bought from my local record store. No problems and sounds fantastic.
  • Brariel
Mine was warped as well (Amazon copy). I returned it and asked for a replacement, so hopefully the new one will be a respectable pressing.
  • Tall
First one from Amazon - warped. Just got replacement from Amazon, WORSE than the first one. I really, really wish they'd forget this 180g crap - doesn't make anything sound better, just seems to make everything warp worse....Plays OK but I don't want to keep something new like this. I am sending second one back also for a replacement.
  • Haal
guess i'm one of the lucky ones. ordered mine through amazon...no discernible warp and it sounds wonderful, completely silent, warm, and rich. sorry for those of you who received bad pressings; hope you get a good one soon!
  • Chi
Mine also has a big audible rough spot at the beginning of Side B where I thought I'd placed the needle down too far out the first time. Nope definitely the LP. My friend said his has a major defect for the first 30 seconds of Side A. WHEN DID PLANET EARTH LOSE THE ABILTY TO PRESS A DECENT LP???
  • terostr
I own the EU pressing. Not warped at all and sounds wonderful.
  • Arakus
My copy was so warped that I couldn't play. I ordered a replacement. Everyone that I've talked to have said their's are warped too.
  • Mr.Bean
If anything, Neil Young is predictably unpredictable … and truth be told, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a drawback, because right after he releases something brilliant such as Psychedelic Pill, he’ll come out of left field with something that leaves me scratching my head as nearly nothing, other than a few songs here and their come even close to the moving and specular material he laid out during the late 60’s and early 70’s, especially with his band Crazy Horse.Here on Hitchhiker, we find Young turning to his literal massive musical vaults, thumbing through a collection of songs that were recorded nearly back to back over a single afternoon, admittedly very stoned, at Indigo Studios in Malibu on August 11th of 1976 … a very strange summer for those of you who weren’t there then, a month after America’s bicentennial, an event that came off like a wet firecracker. Of the ten tracks found here, eight of them would show up later, some much later on other albums. The opener “Pocahontas” would make itself known on Rust Never Sleeps, which came out in ’79, then there was American Stars ’n Bars, a really difficult album for me to get into that contained “The Old Country Waltz” in ’77, with the title track that wouldn’t show up for nearly thirty-five years, until the release of Le Noise, by which time I was pretty much done with Mr. Young, his tantrums, his lectures, and his endless social and societal rantings.It’s important to understand that nearly all of Neil Young’s material is cobbled together from other adventures, including his brilliant After The Gold Rush, which was also subjectively pieced in place from a variety of sessions which used a variety of artists. Now, releasing material that has been recorded within a year or two of it’s conception is one thing, and as with After The Gold Rush, made for an intoxicating album, but this album is a different story all together, with ‘story’ perhaps being the operative word, as we’re given songs that have not been fleshed out, nor are they what might be called acoustic ‘unplugged sessions.’ These songs come off as mere sketches, some better than others, but more designed to give a window into the mind and thinking of Neil Young during a time when he was becoming more erratic, and to my way of thinking, a bit mad, if you you will. Of course their are those who say that this gives the songs a new perspective, especially when considering “Hawaii” and “Give Me Strength,” both new to this album, yet not new to those familiar with Young’s catalog. All of this gives me pause, causing me to question why I would be interested in this, or what Young may be attempting to convey. Of course with the interest in the huge Pink Floyd catalog, where the consideration of a single note change is subject for debate in nuance and implication, has me wondering whether Neil is simply swamping us with material because he knows it will be profitable, or if he’s welcoming us into his home, his world and his fragile mind. One thing for sure, songs such as “Powderfinger” and “Hitchhiker” have been subjectively changed right down to core of their essence. To say that the release of Hitchhiker is unpolished is certainly an understatement, to say that it sounds incomplete is also justified. There are those who are going to initially rate this outing highly, but in the end, it’s going to be shelved and forgotten, as has most of Neil Young’s material, as our hands reach for more of that polished precise wanderlust that came from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Harvest and After The Gold Rush.Now, I’m in no way attempting to claim that anything needs to be justified, though that being said, this is a sketchbook of sorts, often out of focus, complete with eraser marks. Hitchhiker is archival material designed for the obsessive fans only, a sort of mood-ish jam, one that doesn’t rest easy, nor does it sonically resound with emotion. Hitchhiker is not a series of pieces from an unfinished puzzle, if anything, the album is a series of footnotes in a continuing conversation of unanswered questions regarding Neil Young. Again, if I was forced, or attempting to explain or justify this release, I’d have to say that Neil Young was apparently very unsatisfied with his presentation and performance in the summer of 1976, though not with the material itself, as eighty percent of these tracks have found their way onto other recordings … so here [laughing], you’ve been given the opportunity to purchase and hear something that even Neil Young didn’t like.*** The vinyl pressing is excellent, warm and wasted in that eloquent manner that Neil demands.Review by Jenell Kesler
  • Akinohn
The only part of your comment that is relevant is located after the three asterisks at the bottom of your long winded post. The majority of us that use Discogs are interested primarily in information regarding the sound quality of a particular pressing, not someone's opinion on the musical/lyrical content. I've seen your "reviews" in the comments section for several unrelated albums that have already been reviewed to death, some of them for more than fifty years. You are a great writer and have interesting stories, but Discogs just isn't the platform for this.
  • Kitaxe
You might want to do a little research before making bogus claims, such as Neil not liking these recordings and that being the reason for their delayed release ... “In an interview with KOTO FM that was also posted to his Facebook page, Young stated that the session was intended to be released as an album not long after it was recorded, but Reprise executives were unimpressed. The material was considered to be no more than a collection of demos not fit for release, and the label suggested that Neil rerecord the songs with a backing band.”
  • Lo◘Ve
please dont use the plural ("our hands") when it is your own opinion that this album sucks. in my ears its an unfinished masterpiece. but I would never place this opinion as fact.
  • Jusari
this is neil young during his peak period. every song is a goldmine. even the already known ones impress again with their different sound signatures. with 33 minutes it is an pretty short album, but its so sweet it turns your heart to gold. makes me wonder why hitchhiker wasnt released back in the day? anyway, pressing quality is excellent. vinyl is dead silent and nearly flawless.This is one impressive release.