25. Neil Young Homegrown
Planned Release Date: 1975
Reason It Was Shelved: Neil Young was so close to releasing Homegrown that the country-rock album even had its cover designed and set. When Young presented the album along with Tonight's The Night, another album on the same reel, at a listening party, he instantly scrapped Homegrown for what he felt was a stronger, more upbeat album. Tracks from the album were released over the years but the album as a whole was never leaked as a full bootleg.
Why We'd Kill To Hear It: Homegrown was recorded at a time when Young was arguably at his peak, and at his peak, Young's music is sacred in rock. The tracks off the scrapped album sound great on later records, and one can't help but wonder if the artist could've had another classic on his hands if he released it. Alas, we may never know.