Neil Young Launches Online Archives (1st December 2017)

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  1. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Long Island
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  2. George Blair

    George Blair Senior Member

    Portland, OR
    This quote leads me to believe we will still be waiting... and waiting.
    "Unreleased album art is simply penciled in so you can where unreleased albums will appear on the timeline, once they are completed."
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  3. Soul Music Fan

    Soul Music Fan Forum Resident

    Absolutely, 'Coming Soon' reminds me of a sign in my local pub that reads 'Free Beer Tomorrow'.
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  4. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Senior Member

    $100 a year IS cheap. That's competitive with Google Play, I think. But the question is, how long before the plug gets pulled on this service too?
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  5. dolstein

    dolstein Senior Member

    Arlingon, VA
    I think it's safe to assume, as others have, that there will be no more massive Neil Young Archives box sets. And I'm ok with that. The problem with Archives Vol. 1 and is that it couldn't be easily updated as new material was discovered. Sure, there were a few downloads, but nothing like what will be possible with a dedicated Archives web site. And for those who want physical product, I'm sure the album reissues and live archival sets will continue, and now we'll also see some previously unreleased albums like Hitchhiker, Homegrown and Toast.

    I just hope Neil's performances will get as much attention as his studio recordings. Maybe we'll eventually see a separate "live archives" site devoted to audio and video concert recordings.

    By the way, I don't expect this to be free. Perhaps there will be a free tier, but you'll probably need to subscribe in order to stream in hi res, and perhaps pay even more in order to download music for offline listening. And I'm ok with that.

    I certainly hope the archivists for the Dylan museum are taking note. This should provide a good example for how the Dylan archives can be made available for the public. Same for the Springsteen archives.
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  6. Lands End Drums

    Lands End Drums Forum Resident

    I'd love for Neil to sorta follow the Dead model with a subscription service (I love physical media) and box sets and other individual releases. One can dream.
  7. trem two

    trem two Forum Resident

    California, USA

    Box sets, Pono, Archive subscription, at this rate this song/video seems more literal and less ironic every day.
  8. Moth

    Moth fluttering by

    Maybe one of the subscription options will include vinyl/CD shipments of newly uploaded recordings.
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  9. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    I, for one, have, including his last few releases...
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  10. Musicisthebest

    Musicisthebest Forum Resident

    Manchester, UK
    I think you've got it the wrong way wrong as far as Bob's concerned. I'd much rather Neil have followed Bob's route with lots of Bootleg Series in the physical domain with still more to come rather than a splatter gun approach ending up with a website offering, well we're still not exactly sure, & with Neil's track record who knows what'll appear.
  11. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident

  12. Lands End Drums

    Lands End Drums Forum Resident

    Small burst then the novelty wears off and the format is abandoned for his next temporary obsession...
  13. Syscrusher

    Syscrusher Forum Resident

    If I could pick what to release for the NYAPS it go like this.

    00 - Canterbury House 1968
    01 - Riverboat 1969

    1.5 - Canterbury House 1969
    02 - Fillmore East 1970
    02.5 - Cellar Door 1970
    03 - Massey Hall 1971

    04 - Rainbow 1973
    05 - Bottom Line 1974
    06 - Ranch Romance 1975
    06.5 - Alex's 1975/76
    07 - Boarding House 1978
    08 - Catalyst 1984
    09 - A Treasure 1985
    10 - Rusted Garage 1986
    11 - Bluenote Cafe 1988
    11 .5 - Jones Beach 1988
    12 - Dreamin' Man 1992
    13 - w Pearl Jam 1995
    14 - Crazy Horse OPL 1996
    15 - solo 1999
  14. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia

    according to lucky 13 there is an archives release with the shocking pinks
  15. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident

    i can't see jones beach happening, but i would love to be wrong.

    here are my ideal choices:

    volume 00: sugar mountain - live at canterbury house 1968
    volume 01: live at the riverboat 1969
    volume 02: live at the fillmore east 1970
    volume 02.5: live at the cellar door
    volume 03: live at massey hall 1971
    volume 04: time fades away tour compilation
    volume 04.5: "welcome to miami beach" (tonight's the night club tour)
    volume 05: bottom line audience tape
    volume 06: crazy horse in japan
    volume 07: transband
    volume 07.5: solo trans
    volume 08: shocking pinks
    volume 09: a treasure
    volume 10: live in a rusted out garage with crazy horse
    volume 11: bluenote café
    volume 11.5: young and the restless/lost dogs
    volume 12: dreamin' man live '92
    volume 12.5: 1992 solo leftovers
    volume 13: booker t and the mgs
    volume 14: pearl jam/mirror ball live
    volume 15: princeton-by-the-sea - the echoes live
    volume 16: 1999 solo
    volume 17: road rock 2
    volume 18: greendale live (disc one: electric/disc two: acoustic)
    volume 19: heart of gold soundtrack
    volume 20: no hidden path - chrome dreams 2 tour (trunk show soundtrack)
    volume 21: electric band
    volume 22: live at massey hall 2010 (journeys soundtrack)
    volume 23: buffalo springfield again live
    volume 24: alchemy
    volume 25: live at carnegie hall
    volume 26: promise of the real live
  16. Syscrusher

    Syscrusher Forum Resident

    Haha I'd be happy to add in a few more .5's.
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  17. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Senior Member

    Toronto, ON, CA
    I wonder what he's got from the Tonight's The Night tour.
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  18. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

    The only known pro-recordings from the Tonight's The Night period are from The Roxy. I don't recall anything else being recorded
  19. Syscrusher

    Syscrusher Forum Resident

    I'm sure I've heard Neil mention the Rainbow as being on the slate. An interview I think but maybe Shakey. See if I can find it...
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  20. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

    That'd be great if they had something from later in the tour,l. Shakeup book mentions Roxy being recorded but nothing else. I'd be happy if Neil would crap and get off the pot.
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  21. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Collect ‘Em All!

    I was actually thinking about this yesterday...I'd love to see a 'Volume 2' and even a 'Volume 3' of 'Road Rock'. Just would be a very typical 'Neil Young' thing to do. :laugh:
    The 'Music In Head' tour was great.
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  22. csnfan

    csnfan Forum Resident

    The Archives are coming - It's going to be a big, beautiful box, and it's not going to cost a thing - You're all going to love it

    Crosby is actually going to pay for it. Crosby is going to pay for the box, and it will be fantastic. It's going to be so easy. All the music will all be free. And you all will get tired of all the free music.

    Now on the Pono... this whole Pono thing - The people who talk about Pono, and blu-ray, and the downloads - it's the biggest witch hunt.

    Pono got three and a half million more downloads than ITunes and Amazon combined. Pono was the biggest app in history. You all should look into that.

    And the Archives, they are going to be beautiful, folks - and Crosby will pay for them. It will be a big beautiful, box, and you will love it. Unless it's not a box. But you know what I'm saying - You will love it. It's going to be first class.
  23. sirwallacerock

    sirwallacerock The Gun Went Off In My Hand, Officer

    salem, or
    Post of the year.
  24. Jos79

    Jos79 Forum Resident

    I would love Archives releases from the Zuma era
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  25. RoyalPineapple

    RoyalPineapple It ain't me in the photo, babe.

    Ridiculous assumption. No offence :D

    DVD-audio lasted 5 minutes. Blu-ray ("it is not going away...don't say I didn't warn you") lasted 5 minutes. Pono lasted 2 minutes.

    You can't make assumptions on the future based on what is happening now. That's not the way Neil Young works.

    Springsteen already has a very extensive Archive of his live performances available on the internet, which has been done in a user-friendly, maintainable and commercially-viable way. Perhaps Neil could learn a few lessons from him!

    Dylan's Bootleg Series also features significantly higher-quality packaging and accompanying documents than Neil's individual Archive releases. Compare Another Self Portrait with Bluenote Cafe and you'll see what I mean.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2017
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