The Archives: Easter Eggs, Virtual Bongs, & BlueRay DVDs
With The Neil Young Archives release approaching (possibly sometime in our lifetimes), the clues just get more tantalizing as we go along.
The Detroit Free Press mentions "Easter eggs", "virtual bongs", & "BlueRay DVDs"?!
"Young says he has been working on the project constantly, but "I wanted to wait until the right technology was around to make it the way I saw it. With BlueRay DVD technology, I've created this time line on the discs that will take you through the entire story, putting everything on there that's relevant."
Included, says Young, are "I Wonder," cut with the Squires and later retooled as "Don't Cry No Tears" for his album "Zuma"; demos he cut for Elektra records in 1965; outtakes from his classic "After the Goldrush" LP; and "a 16-minute live version of 'Cowgirl in the Sand' that's pretty cool."
Asked by director Jonathan Demme if there will be any "Easter eggs," the term given to hidden material on the DVD, Young says, "We're trying to figure out how you hit on something from about 1967 and get a virtual bong. To enhance your listening pleasure."
Thrasher will have hit with that anyday!
Have a hit on your virtual bong with the "Prairie Wind" Easter egg.