Neil Young Archives - Forthcoming Physical Release Information & Anticipation Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mbd77, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Collect ‘Em All! Thread Starter

    Some inevitably vague stats:

    Since 2020, there have been 13 new Archives physical releases of audio material. (discounting dvds and reissues)

    That leaves 17 that have been mentioned/scheduled etc…in somewhat specific terms. Of those, possibly 6 are part of “Archives Vol. 3” so can be bunched together as one release for the purpose of the stats.

    So that would be approx 11 left from the “announced” or “planned” releases that look like they might actually be released.

    What that means is that if “Archives 3” and possibly the two remaining “Bootleg Series” get released this year, it would be well over the half way mark for the first time - about 70% of what’s been announced so far would’ve been released.

    That’s quite significant I wold say. It means that, at current rate, the backlog of announced/planned releases could be cleared by 2023. At one point, the release rate meant that it would’ve taken something like 32 years.
    It’s interesting to note that Neil’s habit of announcing new releases years before anything happened seems to have ended a couple of years ago. Hopefully this means that next year will see this list end, and potentially a new, smaller list start to appear as releases are announced in a reasonable time frame in relation to their actual release.
  2. Timjosephuk

    Timjosephuk Forum Resident

    Hull, UK
    I don't know what's holding up Rainbow 1973 and The Ducks. Haven't they already been pressed?
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  3. Crush87

    Crush87 Forum Resident

    New York
    Thanks for maintaining that list @Mbd77, very helpful
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  4. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

    The Southwest
    Neil being Neil?
  5. Dylan75

    Dylan75 Forum Resident

    Rainbow appeared on Amazon IT with a release date of 26 August 2022 if I recall well.
    The Ducks also showed up on a Hungarian retailer site with a date early July.
    Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    Enjoying Noise & Flowers a lot and assuming this wasn’t the last 2022 NY release I’ll shell out my money for.
  6. chickendinna

    chickendinna Homegrown’s All Right With Me

    I have to give Neil credit. He’s had a very ambitious/ aggressive release schedule the last few years, to me the highlight being the left field Carnegie Hall from last year. I’m not sure what he has up his sleeve for the rest of the year, but my hope is that we see Archives III in November or so. I’d be ok if he delayed the Ducks or Rainbow until 2023. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be upset if he releases both albums before years end. But not at the expense of releasing Archives III in 2022.
  7. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

    I wish he’d get back on track on reissuing the studio albums on vinyl rather than focusing on the bootleg series.
  8. Harm1985

    Harm1985 Forum Resident

    Not me, I'll take new over old any day. I already have all of his albums anyway, apart from Eldorado and TFA.
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  9. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

    The Southwest
    I would love to see Archives 3 later this year, but won’t be surprised if it gets bumped to 2023. Maybe it will be like Archives 2 with a late year release of the limited edition version and a mainstream release of the standard version the next year.
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  10. Floyd fan 71

    Floyd fan 71 Forum Resident

    I want mirrorball live with Pearl Jam . Underrated album imo
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2022
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  11. chickendinna

    chickendinna Homegrown’s All Right With Me

    I wish I could disagree with you, but I can’t. I have this feeling that Neil will delay the next Archives box until 2023, perhaps in the Fall. If that’s the case, I’ll be content with the Rubin produced Crazy Horse album or some aforementioned Bootleg series releases before years end.
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  12. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    North East England
    I pre-ordered “Time Fades Away” on Amazon and got the free “Auto-Rip” immediately
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  13. He said in a LTTE reply that there wouldn’t be a limited edition release of Archives Volume 3.As it has already been mastered apparently and production of CD’s and Blurays only takes a few weeks I’m guessing if it is delayed into 2023 the reason might be the production of the hardcover book to go with the Deluxe (Bluray?) version.If it is delayed I’m hoping is only until March/April.
  14. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    Time Fades Away available on CD for all who have wrung hands for years:

    Time Fades Away CD
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  15. Mr-Beagle

    Mr-Beagle Ah, but the song carries on, so holy

    Don't Be Denied :p
  16. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Gavaxemanspins on YouTube

    West Midlands U.K.

    Yep it’s finally in my hands …. Took so long I brought a vinyl copy 10 years ago
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  17. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

    Got my copy today!
  18. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow I never got over it, I got used to it

    So, please bear with me, but this is the same as the record that came out a few years ago, lacquers cut by Chris Bellman?
  19. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    He wrote today that they are not satisfied with the results and they will come out when they are done right.
  20. ET3311

    ET3311 Careful with that axe, Roy.

    people own physical copies of these two already. 100% fact.
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  21. Onkster515

    Onkster515 Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    People. Top…people.
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  22. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    You mean, people at the top? Top people? Not people below the top, but people above below? Like top people? :)
  23. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

    Like people who live in penthouses?
  24. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Only Penthouse 35.
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  25. More specifically he said it is a vinyl issue.
    I’m practicing restraint this morning so will not add any more.
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