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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Archives Preview Video and Partial Track Listing

A brief overview of The Archives project.

At the end of the youtube preview, there is a shot of 10 title screens of the 10 discs in Volume 1:

Early Years (1963-1965)
Early Years (1966-1968)
Topanga 1 (1968-1969)
Live At The Riverboat
Topanga 2 (1969-1970)
Live At The Fillmore East
Topanga 3 (1970)
Live At Massey Hall
North Country (1971-1972)
Journey Through The Past (the film)

And a sharp eyed David S. notes the song list for Volume 1!

Never known tracks like "The Ballad of Peggy Grover, "1956 Bubblegum", "Sell Out", "Slowly Burning", "Casting Him Away From You". OMG!

Also see:

YouTube - Neil Young - Innovation & Music - JavaOne 2008 - Part 1

YouTube - Neil Young - Innovation & Music - JavaOne 2008 - Part 2

Report on Archives Announcement at JavaOne Conference

Webcast (re-broadcast link), Photos and Press Release of the Archives at Sun JavaOne Conference

The never ending speculation on what the Archives will eventually be someday...


At 5/07/2008 05:19:00 PM, Blogger Ben said...

I got shivers watching that. Set looks orgasmic.

At 5/07/2008 06:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't get it....where's Come Along And Say You Will?

Bright Sunny Day??

there aren't many rarities listed on the tracklisting,save for the early stuff,before '66

then again,anything after the After The Goldrush era hasn't been listed...

At 5/07/2008 06:13:00 PM, Blogger Zak Claxton said...




At 5/07/2008 07:21:00 PM, Blogger said...

Well, I tell you what, I am a lover of all things tech, but I'd pay more than a couple of bucks for that "analog scroll" Neil rolled out on stage! Now that was cool.........

At 5/07/2008 11:34:00 PM, Blogger whitewatersky said...

jeez that's gonna be amazin!

At 5/08/2008 02:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Never known tracks like "The Ballad of Peggy Grover, "1956 Bubblegum", "Sell Out", "Slowly Burning", "Casting Him Away From You". OMG!"

Hmm, I've got a copy of Sell Out on a disc of Buffalo Springfield tracks that didn't make the box set. Cool song, too. Haven't heard of those other ones, though.

At 5/08/2008 02:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come Along And Say You Will will probably end up on the next set, as it's from the Time Fades Away era...

At 5/10/2008 11:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone seems interested only in format. But the big story is the tracklist. It does look amazing.
However I do worry about the lack of some material. The Comrie tapes for one is missing with songs like 'Don't Tell My Friends' and 'My Room Is Dark Cepting For The Light Of My Cigarette' plus others I can't think of right now.
The electra demos would seem to be there, but no 'I Ain't Got The Blues'. I was also hoping for a demo or something of 'Do I have to come Right Out And Say It'.
I also assume there are multiple versions of many of these songs. Like maybe you click on Mr.Soul and different versions come up.
Also given the amount of info you can fit on Blue ray why would the riverboat show only have 10 songs on it. Fill it up so we can here 'The Losing End' and 'Tulsa/Out Of My Mind'.
Anyway I'm not complaining, only wondering. I'll wait to see the real tracklist that Neil releases.

At 5/10/2008 03:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the poster above...

that's exactly what i was thinking

this is the same poster who wrote wondering where Come Along And Say You Will or Bright Sunny Day was quite a few posts above...

did people check out the proposed track listing?

alot of repetition in songs,and alot of stuff missing, such as the songs you've posted

oh well...i guess you can't cover everything...maybe neil just couldn't find the material we're talking about

but see,that's the magic of neil stated in the JavaOne Conference and as it's shown in the Archives preview...if something comes up, and he finds something missing from the Archives after it's been released,with all this new techonology,he'll be able to send it to us via internet

see...the man knows what he's doing

he doesn't need to fill it all up now

he's got his whole life to add anything he finds after it's release

good call, Neiler

-Marc C

At 5/11/2008 04:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wouldn't it be cool to hear Neil sing a version of 'What Ever Happened To Saturday Night'

At 5/13/2008 03:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds nice... when did you this would be released?

At 5/14/2008 07:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i keep hearing people saying it will be released in the fall.

At 6/12/2008 11:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There Goes My Babe may be with Comrie Smith. We got a hint suggesting as much from Neil's website back in 2000. What session do you suppose "Casting Me Away" and "Hello Lonely Woman" are from? Late Squires?

At 6/16/2008 02:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, in Shakey it says that Neil and Comrie recorded Hello Lonely Woman, Casting Me Away from You and There Goes My Babe. The tracks are apparently pretty good, so I'd assume the tracks are from that period. Anyway, what I'm really hoping to hear is Neil and the Horse's version of 'Look at all the Things'. I don't think it will be included though. All the other songs from those Horse sessions appear to be included though, which is at least something.

At 6/16/2008 02:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS - On the Human Highway website there's a more complete listing of the tracks that will be on the Archives.

At 6/17/2008 07:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s a list of all the songs that are supposed to be on Archives. Feel free to add any new info to what I think is likely to be on there.

> > > "Early Years"

> > > Aurora -Squires single – confirmed.
> > > The Sultan -Squires single – confirmed.
> > > Mustang -Squires
> > > I Wonder -Squires
> > > I'll love you forever - Squires
> > > I'm a Man and I can't Cry - Squires
> > > Hello Lonely Woman - from Comrie tapes. 7 songs exist from the sessions, and three appear to be in Archives. See Shakey for further details.
> > > Casting Me Away From You - from Comrie tapes.
> > > There goes my babe - from Comrie tapes.
> > > Sugar Mountain
> > > Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sing
> > > Runaround Babe
> > > The Ballad of Peggy Grover
> > > The rent is always due
> > > Extra Extra
> > >
> > > "Early Years"

> > > Flying on the Ground
> > > Burned
> > > Out of My Mind
> > > Down, Down, Down
> > > Kahuna Sunset
> > > Mr. Soul - there’s a version of Mr Soul with a slightly different guitar solo. This could be it.
> > > Sell Out - band version that’s on some bootlegs. Sounds quite good.
> > > Down to the Wire
> > > Expecting to Fly
> > > Slowly Burning
> > > One More Sign
> > > Broken Arrow
> > > I am A Child
> > >
> > > "Topanga 1 (1968)"

> > > Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – The different take done for Neil’s first album. Lyrics are the same as the later version, but it sounds a lot different.
> > > Loner
> > > Birds
> > > What Did You Do To My Life?
> > > The Last Trip To Tulsa
> > > Here We Are In The Years
> > > I've Been Waiting For You - alternate mix mentioned in recent Uncut issue about Chrome Dreams 2. Better than released version according to Neil.
> > > The Old Laughing Lady
> > > I've Loved Her So Long
> > > Sugar Mountain - live B-side from Canterbury House.
> > > Nowaday's Clancy Can't Even Sing - Could be the great alleged version from Canterbury House that’s mentioned in Shakey. Neil said though he wouldn’t release it at the time because it sounds too good, which doesn’t make any sense.
> > > Down By The River - Could this be different vocal take or even an unedited version of the same? It was mentioned in Shakey that both CITS and DBTR were cut.
> > > Cowgirl In The Sand
> > > Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
> > >
> > > "NY Live at the Riverboat"

> > > Sugar Mountain
> > > Old Laughing Lady
> > > Flying on the Ground
> > > I've loved her so long
> > > I am a Child
> > > 1956 Bubblegum
> > > Last Trip to Tulsa
> > > Broken Arrow
> > > Whiskey Boot Hill
> > > Expecting To Fly - Could this be a solo version done on piano? This song and I believe in You always sounded great on piano. A piano version of I believe In You doesn’t seem to be Archives though.

Note - On the Way Home, which was on the Riverboat previews that came with Chrome Dreams 2 looks like it has been omitted.

> > > "Topanga 2 1969"

> > > Cinnamon Girl
> > > Running Dry
> > > Round and Round
> > > Oh lonesome me
> > > Birds -Crazy Horse take – seen in Archives trailer.
> > > Everybody's Alone -Crazy Horse take – seen in Archives trailer.
> > > I believe in You -might be sleigh bells version mentioned in Shakey.
> > > Sea of Madness - CSNY did this at Big Sur, so could be version with them.
> > > Dance Dance Dance
> > > Country Girl
> > > Helpless
> > > It Might Have Been – Could be live version or a studio take with CH. Song is mentioned in Shakey.
> > >
> > > "Crazy Horse at the Fillmore"

> > > Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
> > > Winterlong
> > > Down By The River
> > > Wonderin
> > > Come On Baby Let's Go
> > > Cowgirl In The Sand
> > >
> > > "Topanga 3 (1970)"

> > > Tell Me Why
> > > After The GoldRush
> > > Only Love Can Break Your Heart
> > > Wonderin - Could be studio take recorded with CH that’s mentioned in Shakey. The alleged exquisite version of ‘Look At All the Things’ seems to be missing though, which is a shame.
> > > Don't Let It Bring You Down
> > > Cripple Creek Ferry
> > > Southern Man
> > > Til The Morning Comes
> > > When You Dance
> > > Birds???
> > > Only Love Can Break Your Heart –CSNY live Fillmore version
> > > Tell Me Why – CSNY live Fillmore version.
> > > Music Is Love – David Crosby has I think recorded a version of this song.
> > > See The Sky About to Rain – solo demo that’s mentioned in Shakey.
> > >
> > > "Massey Hall 1971"

> > > On The Way Home
> > > Tell Me Why
> > > Old Man
> > > Journey Through The Past
> > > Helpless
> > > Love In Mind
> > > A Man Needs A Maid/Heart Of Gold
> > > Cowgirl In The Sand
> > > Don't Let It Bring You Down
> > > There's A World
> > > Bad Fog Of Lonliness
> > > The Needle And The Damage Done
> > > Ohio
> > > See The Sky About To Rain
> > > Down By The River
> > > Dance Dance Dance
> > > I Am A Child
> > >
> > > "The North Country 1971"

> > > The Needle and the Damage Done
> > > Bad Fog of Lonliness - Could be take done with the Stray Gators.
> > > Old Man
> > > Heart of Gold
> > > ???there's a world???
> > > A Man Needs A Maid
> > > Harvest
> > > Journey Through The Past
> > > Are You Ready for the Country
> > > PhD???
> > > Soldier – Could be same version as on Decade.
> > > War Song - single that was done with Graham Nash.
> > >
> > > "Journey Through The Past"

It was mentioned in an article there were 128 songs, but only 114 are here I think, so I’m not sure what to make of that.

At 7/02/2008 10:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The List is largely based on "the scroll". We know the scroll is incomplete for two reasons: 1) Neil Said so at the Java One keynote. 2) An example: The scroll doesn't list "I am A Child" from the Sprinfrield Era but we know that track is on the Archives from the video preview. So I think it is true that we will get more songs than what we see on this list, even though this is the msot complete list we have so far. I'd be surprised if we didn't get the CSNY version of Everybody's Alone or maybe some other things from the ATGR / CSNY era...Neil's got video of early CSNY. I know it got raided for JTTP but it would be nice to get some live footage of Cowgirl/Ohio/DBTR with CSNY. Don't you find it strange that there is no CSNY version of Ohio on the list? It's gotta be on the Archives one way or another....

At 7/06/2008 09:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make some valid points LRR. But we'll never get to know exactly what's on there until Neil gives us the official track list, which I'm dying to read. But it's fun to speculate anyway. Also, the box set will apparently now be coming out also on DVD for a limited time in November, for those that want it on DVD. I'm going for the blu-ray one. Anyway, the package also comes with the 250 book, which is full of extensive liner notes and rare photos. I got the info from someone who was handed an Archives promo card at a recent Dublin show. Apparently they were handing them out to everybody.


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