Neil YoungHitchhiker

Label:Reprise Records – 9362-49126-1, Reprise Records – 560639-1
Series:Neil Young Archives Special Release Series – Disc 5
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Acoustic, Country, Folk


A3Captain Kennedy2:51
A5Give Me Strength3:40
B1Ride My Llama1:50
B2Hitchhiker (Like An Inca #1)4:37
B4Human Highway3:17
B5The Old Country Waltz3:38

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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 cat# on spine and poster
2nd cat# on labels

This release differs from Hitchhiker, as it has the cat # of 9362-49126-1 on the spine.

Runouts etched, exc. 19612 2A / 19612 2B, stamped

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624912613
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 93624 91261 3
  • Label Code: LC00322
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Other (Cat # on sticker): 1-560639 (K1)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 19612 2A 1-560639-A Re1 CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 19612 2B 1-560639-B Re1 CB

Other Versions (5 of 12)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Hitchhiker (CD, Album)Reprise Records, Reprise Records560639-2, 2-560639USA & Canada2017
Hitchhiker (CD, Album)Reprise Records9362-49113-8Europe2017
Hitchhiker (LP, Album)Reprise Records560639-1USA & Canada2017
New Submission
Hitchhiker (CD, Album, Mono, SHM-CD, Papersleeve)Reprise RecordsWPCR-17885Japan2017
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Hitchhiker (10×File, FLAC, 24-bit/192 kHz)Reprise RecordsnoneAustralia2017



  • Thelonious_Skunk's avatar
    Such a fantastic album and pressing! Many of these songs have been heard on bootlegs for years (especially the amazing "Powderfinger" acoustic version), but hearing them here in such rich fidelity is amazing. And for less than $20, this has to be one of the best deals out there for an all-analog, perfect pressing. Vinyl is dead-flat, silent, and super dynamic. The gatefold packaging is also wonderful. Get one while you can!
    • Seymore20's avatar
      Wow what a great album. Perfect pressing too. I bought this new for under 20 bucks!
      • whitespyder's avatar
        Got a bad US version previously, this one is better but still, it isn't perfect. It's far from the dead silent wax people are talking about. A bit of crackles, maybe a bit of saturation on the last tracks of each side.
        Presentation is nice, it's always nice to get a gatefold + a poster but... why not putting a nice pic on it (the one in the gatefold for example) and putting the lyrics in the gatefold? It would makes better sense and would be nice to frame like in the old days...
        • meinleben's avatar
          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.


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