Sitting in tape vaults around the world are songs, and in some cases entire albums, made by some of our favorite Classic Rockers, that have been finished and mixed, yet have never been released. This can happen for a number of reasons. Maybe the record company rejected it, or perhaps the artist had a change of heart, or cold feet, and decided against putting it out, or maybe they just got bored with the whole thing. Sometimes, in the cases of Neil Young‘s Homegrown or Smile by The Beach Boys, enough time and distance has come between artist and work that the album gets released after all.
Still, there are some fine albums sitting in a reel-to-reel tape box on a shelf somewhere that are begging to be heard.