Watch: Neil Young perform an acoustic set for his chickens

The singer-songwriter takes the Fireside Sessions outside for a Barnyard Edition.

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Neil Young’s ongoing Fireside Sessions has seen a change of scenery – shifting to the outdoors for the Barnyard Edition. During his filmed set, Young also performed a rendition of Homegrown, the title track of his forthcoming archive LP; while surrounded by his chickens. Take a listen to the full set, here.

Like previous episodes of the Fireside Sessions, this one saw Young perform tunes from his wide discography; beginning with Tumbleweed from 2014’s Storytone on the Ukulele.

Appropriately, the singer-songwriter chose to perform the tunes – Harvest, Old Man, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and War Of Man – off of 1972’s Harvest, which was partially recorded in a barn.

This Barnside Edition marks the fifth instalment of Young’s Fireside Sessions, which are filmed by his wife, actress Darryl Hannah, in and around the couple’s home in Telluride, Colorado. The series began in March, and according to Young, will continue being uploaded onto his website.

“They’re good for us all.” Young wrote, “I hope we don’t run out of songs, but probably that would take a long time. These songs are for all of us, left, right, in between. All. We are stronger together.”

Young’s highly anticipated long-lost LP, Homegrown, is set to release next month. The album was originally recorded in 1974 and has been described as Young to be “the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes A Time”.

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