Neil Young finally releases the album that was too sad to put out, shares raw opening track Quit

Neil Young
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Neil Young has finally released his (latest) lost album with Crazy Horse, Toast, more than 20 years after it was recorded – and you can hear its opening track, Quit, below.

The songwriter is famed for his prolific output and his need to chop and change between various projects and bands, which is partly why it’s taken Toast so long to see the light of day. But Toast was an album that Young once wrote “was so sad that I couldn’t put it out. I just skipped it and went on to do another album in its place. I couldn’t handle it at that time.”

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.