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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Bridge Collection

From Uncut Magazine comes word of “The Bridge Collection”, a compilation of 20 years' of concerts. Comprising 80 tracks, it will include Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Lou Reed, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins, The Pretenders, Wilco and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

The songs will be available only as downloads on iTunes.

Uncut’s music editor John Mulvey explains the significance:
“This is fantastic news. Young has been promising to unlock his library of unreleased material for years now, only to be distracted by new projects. The appearance last month of his Live From The Fillmore East [1970] set was pretty significant.

"But The Bridge Collection is a monument to Young's influence over generations of rock's finest, and further evidence that - following the streaming of Living With War earlier this year - that he's become an unlikely internet proselytizer. “

More on the Bridge School Benefit Concerts over the years.

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At 11/29/2006 08:22:00 AM, Anonymous horsewifnoname said...

The songs will be available only as downloads on iTunes.

what kind of crap is that? All itunes does is slow my computer down to a crawl..... guess I won't be hearing this stuff. What's next, a Victoria's Secret add, or an album sold exclusively through Starbucks? this sucks, imo......

At 11/29/2006 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Muskie said...

This might be the first iTunes only thing I've ever been inclined to buy. If it is available song by song I wonder how many will download all 80. I'm sure there will be some incentive to buy all 80 instead of just a portion.

At .99 cents a song that is a lot for one album. I've never bought an entire album on iTunes before. I only use it to add the odd song on impulse.

Selling an album on iTunes is more profitable and I presume this will mean more money going to charity in this case.

The future is digital content distribution. You can sit in your house and listen to you LPs and 78s or ride around in your car grooving to your 8 track, but it won't change the world. People have proven willing to sacrifice fidelity for portability and prefer convience and durability over the cachet and tactileness of vinyl.

At 11/29/2006 02:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the iTunes emails Apple send me every week linked to this in their store. Plenty of stuff by the various guests in the first batch, but very little actual Neil.


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