Playlist: 11 hidden gems from Neil Young


Playlist: 11 hidden gems from Neil Young

What is a “buried treasure”, “a hidden gem” or “an underrated gem” ? Well, to me, it’s a great song that seldom (or never) is on the “best-of” lists of the artist, and it could have/should have been.

I am talking about great songs that are often overlooked. We are talking about personal favorites that you wouldn’t rate among the artists top 20 (maybe), but deserve some more praise and recognition than they get.

Neil Young has a lot of those, here are my 11 chosen ones (the Spotify playlist is at the end of the post):

Words – Between the lines of age, Glastonbury 2009 (Harvest):


Here is the audio of Bandit from Greendale:

Hitchhiker (Le Nois):

Light a Candle , London Ontario 04-15-2009 (Fork in the Road):

Look Out Joe, Harvest Tour 1973, Audio (Tonight’s The Night):

Good To See You, Austin Texas 1999 (Silver and Gold):

White Line, Audio 1990 (Ragged Glory):

White Line, Audio unreleased acoustic 1976:

Big Time, 1997 from the concert movie Year of The Horse (Broken Arrow):


Razor Love, 2000 (Silver and Gold):
Live acoustic version:

Live with Crazy Horse 1997:

I’m the Ocean, 08-18-1995, Austria (Mirror Ball):

Peaceful Valley Boulevard, Live at Farm Aid 08-13-2011 (Le Nois):


– Hallgeir

4 thoughts on “Playlist: 11 hidden gems from Neil Young”

  1. Great list, appreciate the post.

    I know this may be difficult to do considering the name of the site but what about a list of Dylan’s overlooked gems? Obviously people are familiar with nearly all his stuff but I’m thinking of some songs that I adore that I’ve never seen make a top 20 songs list (I.e. As I Went Out One Morning, No Time to Think, I Believe in You, Ain’t Talkin’, etc.) Just a thought since you guys love lists.

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