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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Archives Update from Archives Guy

The Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 Trailer by Neil Young

The following Neil Young Archives news has been moved from the Road Trip Report thread since many folks missed the comments.

Archives Guy (who now posts using an official ID - beware of imposters) reports the following:
The launching our our new Archives website has been delayed, but is looking very cool, with lots of details and information. Please stand by.

NY Archives Vo1. 1 is scheduled to be released in the following formats:
* Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Digital Download

* the CD edition does not include the Hidden Tracks that are found on the BD and DVD editions.
* the Digital Download edition's track list is the same as the CD edition.

So what are you thinking of doing when The Archives are released?

NOTE: You can compare voting results from previous Archives poll when only 2 options were available.

More info follows in the comments section below which has been moved from post mentioned above.

Thanks Archives Guy!

Also, see
- Archives Q&A Session

- Is Blu-Ray Dead Already? Not So Fast Yet

- The Archives Turns Fans Blu

Neil Young Archives Cover Art
Zoom & Pan Art

Also, we've been doing some Blu-ray research and found this Amazon page helpful in comparing various players' specifications.


At 12/22/2008 10:08:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Archives Guy posted:
Many of you may be considering a Blu-ray player purchase over the Holidays. As you make your buying decisions please be aware that the NY Archives set meets the spec of Blu-ray Profile 2.0 and that for best results the Archives BD Edition should be used on a Profile 2.0 player.

Some older Blu-ray players that are Profile 1.0 or 1.1 may not be compatible with our product. Firmware upgrades from the player manufacturers may or may not solve compatibility issues, depending on model of these older players.

The Profile 2.0 spec includes internet connectivity (for firmware upgrades and BD-Live) and greater hard drive storage capacity.

While not a complete list, the following are examples of Profile 2.0 players that have been successfully tested with the Archives BD Edition. In addition to reading this list we suggest that you check player reviews and specs to select the player that best meets your needs.

Sony Playstation3
Sony BDP-S350
Sony BDP-S550
Samsung BD-P1500
Samsung BD_P2500
Samsung BD_P2550
Panasonic DMP-BD35
Panasonic DMP-BD50
LG BD300

There are many fine resources out there, but for an overview of Blu-ray technology, Wikipedia has a good page of information.

At 12/22/2008 10:16:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Archives Guy said...
in reply to B.S.M. and as a general note-

Vinyl is under consideration at this time.

-in reply to Doug following me into the Archival ditch-

Yes, you are right. I failed to mention the ArcSoft player. Out of curiousity, what BD-Live were you downloading?

I've been playing with the Dark Knight BD disc today and found that it's BD-Live seemed very much like I was surfing the Web instead of bringing content down to me and into my player. Though I am biased, I'm liking what Shakey Pictures is doing a lot more.

-Archives Guy

* back to the thread- what's with the giant Magnatone speaker cab on the MSG photos? Ya could power Lincvolt with the sonic force that thing must put out!!

At 12/22/2008 10:17:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Doug said:

Archives Guy, to be honest, I'm really not downloading a lot of BD-Live stuff at the moment. I have a couple of discs but haven't done much beyond confirm that BD-Live works on my rigs (computer and PS3). Honestly, I think the idea of interactivity is cool but there isn't much being done yet that really excites me. I suppose it could be a different story if a company like Criterion put it to good use but, as is, I think of it as a sideshow.

The one real exception is...*drum roll*...The Archives. Not to be a brown-noser but I honestly think that putting BD-Live to use in this manner is pretty cool. It'll turn the set into a breathing, living entity of sorts, not just a dumping place for trailers and other features 99.9% of the buyers will never care about. I'm really excited to see what awaits us once the first set gets released.

At 12/22/2008 10:18:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Lone Red Rider said...

I'll always steer into the archives ditch at every opportunity.

It will end up being somewhat of a class society.

4) Digital Download: 115-116 songs.
3) CD Archives. 8 disks ~115-116 tracks and likely the book.
2) DVD Archives. 10 disks, 128 tracks +book + 1 feature length movie and archival materials.
1) Blu Ray Archives. All the above plus free BD-Live downloads, which I informally call "A Lifetime Admission to the Barn". And we already know Song, Video, Archival Material downloads have already been prepared.


At 12/22/2008 10:20:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Archives Guy in reply to LRR-

A good summary, but with the CD edition, you don't get the book, poster or big box. There is a booklet and a smaller box with the CD edition.

The CD and Digital Download editions are for those who have cried out, "I only want the music...I don't care about film clips or pictures...just give me the music."

-Archives Guy

At 12/22/2008 12:46:00 AM, Anonymous LRR said...

Thanks Archives Guy. You know LRR is going for the Blu-Ray...but I do appreciate that the voice of many fans has been heard and the CD edition is coming out. I am GLAD the CD edition is music only. Because many folks will want the CDs to supplement their Blu-Ray sets to be able to listen to this stuff on their LincVolt roadtrips without fumbling through 2 copies of the book!!!! Thanks Archives Guy!

May I suggest "Team Archives" considers releasing the following "Prisoners of Rock N Roll" as BD-Live Downloads:

Together Alone (Squires)
I Ain’t Got The Blues (Elektra Unreleased Demo)
I’ll Wait Forever(Mynah Birds)
High School Graduation (Springfield Era)
LA (1st album era song)
Big Waves (ATGR Outtake)
I Need Her Love To Get By (ATGR Outtake)
The Bridge (71 Solo Tour Era Song)

At 12/22/2008 10:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I’m buying the blu-ray package I think I’ll get the CD version too. I want to put the music on my ipod and be able to listen to it in the car. I’m still hopefully for a proper release of TFA and Homegrown (complete with artwork). Wouldn’t mind hearing any outtakes or demos from the OTB sessions too.

At 12/22/2008 10:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks archives guy, you are awesome. I'm really pumped it's going to be released on CD. I would love the blu ray but I don't have the money. Thanks for the lower cost option

At 12/22/2008 10:57:00 AM, Blogger designschicago said...

Archives Guy:

Thanks for the summary of BD players (presumably all can take on the BD downloadable content. I don't really care to play games on a PS3). I can now get down to the serious business of comparison post-holiday shopping!

Merry Christmas to the Archives Team, and to you too, Thrasher!


At 12/22/2008 10:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Neil or has anyone in the Archives camp suggested that they could include a code to those who purchase the Blu-Ray (or, hell, the DVD version as well) to receive the MP3s? I mean, its basic technology that so many labels are doing these days with new releases on vinyl. I ALWAYS prefer the big, deluxe packages anytime I can get it because I actually sit down in front of the stereo and read liner notes while I'm listening, but as a 29 year old in a band, that travels regularly, it sure would be nice to play these songs on the ipod on the road.

I sure hope its being considered.

At 12/22/2008 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Has Neil or has anyone in the Archives camp suggested that they could include a code to those who purchase the Blu-Ray (or, hell, the DVD version as well) to receive the MP3s? I mean, its basic technology that so many labels are doing these days with new releases on vinyl."

THIS would make the Blu-Ray Archives ESSENTIAL to every fan, there would be no complaints from anyone.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE consider it. Otherwise I'll have to buy the CD and the BR, and that's just nonsense.

At 12/22/2008 11:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Archives guy,
Please tell me I'll be able to view,listen to etc. Archives vol.1 relativly smoothly on a Sony BD301 player.Please respond.Thanks.

At 12/22/2008 12:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Archives Guy...again,
This is a ps from Hopeful.Just to let you know.I don't really care about the net connectivity or BD-Live.Just want to be able to view and listen to video and music smoothly on the BD's themselves.Thanks again.

At 12/22/2008 01:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Archives Guy

Thanks for all the hard work. One question: will the Blue Ray version work with a Sony Vaio VGN AR 11S or other PC/Lap Tops?


At 12/22/2008 01:23:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Hope everyone realizes this isn't another Q&A thread..I'm just here to vent. I do like the idea that the BD users may get a special offer for MP3s, and I think it's well within the scope of what we're buying. It would involve a little deal making between Itunes and Warners, I think. I think we're talking about $115 worth of MP3s.

I'm gonna try my new blogger ID to see if it works. I'm thinking of starting a Blog on Alaskan Mountains. It's empty now, but expect the inaugural post in about a week! LRR

At 12/22/2008 01:33:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

in reply to Hopeful-

I haven't personally tested the Sony BD-301, but it should work with the latest firmware upgrade.
Check with Sony about this.

One thing that you need to remember is that this player is an early Profile 1.0 and is very slow. You might have already experienced long loading times and sluggish response with other titles you have. The same can be expected for the Archives set.

At 12/22/2008 01:37:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

in reply to all those who now demand to get free mp3 version with their BD edition-

This won't happen, so just get used to that reality.
You have BD, DVD, CD and mp3 to choose from now...pick one.

-Archives Guy

At 12/22/2008 01:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives Guy:

Thanks for the information about how y'all are "considering" a vinyl release. That would be great!

At 12/22/2008 01:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It saddens me to hear that the Archives team is adamantly stating that no digital copies of the songs are to be included with the "premium" option of the Archives on BluRay.

However, for those who ARE purchasing (myself included) the BluRay edition, we can rejoice in the fact that since the Archives will be released on CD and MP3, there will be nothing stopping pirates from circulating the music. I am buying the BluRay edition to immerse myself in the Archives experience, but there is no way I am throwing down hundreds of more dollars just to have a digital copy of the songs.

It seems that steadfastly refusing to include digital copies of "Archives" music with a "premium" edition is a way to increase the number of people resorting to pirate music sources.

At 12/22/2008 02:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives Guy,

Pick one ? LOL, can't do that ! It's gonna be 2 or 3....
Blu-ray for the house, CD for the car.....and possibly vinyl also if it becomes available.

thanks for all the help and info.

At 12/22/2008 02:15:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

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At 12/22/2008 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

This free mp3 is some option that you folks just made up here on this forum. It doesn't exist in the real world.....don't both discussing it as if it was ever an actual consideration that you have now been slighted out of.

What's next? Upset over not getting a free iPod or a lifetime subscription to Rolling Stone with every purchase?

I need to remind my self that the word "fan"is short for "fanatic", which is defined as-

A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.

It was once said about fanatics-
"Fanatics are governed rather by imagination than by judgment."

At 12/22/2008 03:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Archives Guy -- I never believed this option existed in the "real world", it just saddened me to see it confirmed that those who buy the "premium" option won't have the luxury of owning a digital copy, unless they buy supplementary Archives editions.

When you buy a DVD or BluRay in stores today, it is common for your $30 to get you not only a copy to watch in your player, but also a digital copy for watching on a portable media device. I had hoped that for the $300+ that I will spend on the "premium" edition, I would have some way to either transfer the music files from BluRay to my hard drive, or at least have it come with a digital copy for my own portable listening.

As Archives Guy has so eloquently put it, I guess I'm just not living in the real world. Just another schmuck looking for a little bonus with my $300 purchase. I am irate that I will not get a digital copy with my BluRay edition, and I am downright fuming that I will not be getting a lifetime subscription to Rolling Stone, or a free iPod with my purchase. Way to burst my bubble, Archives Guy.

Eat a peach.

At 12/22/2008 04:00:00 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Yeah there was no pirate mp3 option in the poll so I didn't know what to vote for!

At 12/22/2008 05:45:00 PM, Blogger Rasputin1981 said...

Considering that almost all new albums released on vinyl now come with DD codes, I don´t think the request is really that outrageous.

At 12/22/2008 06:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its totally not an unreasonable request. Almost all new releases on vinyl come with a little coupon that allows purchasers to have a free, one use only digital download of the record they just bought. See this link:

I'm not here to whine or bust Archives Guy's chops, but the request (or as Archives guy misstated "demand") is totally within the realm of reality and isn't limited to fanatics and jerks who take a mile when you give em an inch. No one was asking for the world. Its actually a reasonable request.

At 12/22/2008 06:59:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

The last time I looked, none of recent the Neil Young vinyl releases came with a free DD coupon or a mp3 disc. That is the only point of reference that is valid in this discussion. What others choose to do doesn't really matter here.

At 12/22/2008 07:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I have a question. When is it coming out?

At 12/22/2008 08:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives Guy

Just tell Neil thanks for finally releasing this is such a fine format. I've waited a longggggggg time, seen Neil in concert over 100 times,bought every LP 2 or 3 times etc etc. Knowing that this volume of work is finaly ( and he better not bac k out now !)going to be available is enough to make me purchase all new equipment to listen to it on !
Thanks !

At 12/22/2008 08:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any knows about the track listing..thanks

At 12/22/2008 09:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of griping about the lack of free MP3s with your BluRay, you could make your own.

Use the analog hole.

What's the catch? There's always a catch.

Well there are two. Actually three.

1. If you don't have the appropriate equipment, you'll either have to buy it, or carry on grumbling.

2. It requires some time and effort on your part, instead of hassling someone else to do it on your behalf. But hey, you want the MP3s.

3. If you don't know what the analog hole is, you'll have to resort to a research engine.

At 12/22/2008 11:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody is really "griping" or "demanding" anything about the free MP3 option. The idea was floated, advocated, and shot down.

Re-read the posts. The request is reasonable. The response ("no") is also reasonable.

Big whoop. We all love Neil and his music. We all get along. Lets try not to be condescending (the search engine remark) or hurl insults (the fanatic remark).

At 12/23/2008 12:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to that, let's not accuse people of hurling insults. Archives Guy has put in considerable effort dealing with questions and complaints, and being more than reasonable about it. He expressed an opinion here that you don't seem to be too fond of. That doesn't make it an insult.

At 12/23/2008 07:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made the comment about search engines. Sorry you find it condescending. I just don't believe in going out of my way to help people who won't help themselves.

Anyone with the BluRay set is capable of making their own MP3s. If they won't do it, or take the trouble to find out how to, I've little sympathy with them.

The fact remains that it is impossible to keep the audio locked onto a BluRay disc. So to anyone who thinks they ought to have access to a free MP3 version, it looks as if you're not going to be given that. But you can do it yourself. Hell, I even provided the search term.

The set is coming out in BluRay, DVD, CD and digital download. That's four formats, and LP is being considered, which would bring it to five. Surely it's enough to be going on with?

At 12/23/2008 07:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to talk about the tracklist. I am kinda dissappointed with it. But I figure this material must just not exist. Afterall neil didn't have a home studio at this point, so maybe he didn't record a lot of demos.(which I figured there'd be a ton of) Everything that we know to exist is there, except for a couple electra things and the rest of the comrie stuff. Anything I've seen mentioned as omitted like Highschool Graduation, or white flower there is no concrete info on and probably never made it to tape.

Also if you add up archives guys tracks breakdown, the hidden tracks are not included in the total of 128. So you can add 12 hidden songs to make it 140.
Plus I think we only have 116 tracks or so figured out.

Off our tracklist I count:
15 unreleased songs
24 unreleased versions(alot of this is riverboat stuff)

it has often been my dream

At 12/23/2008 08:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives Guy any news regarding the archives site.Will it be posted for Xmas so we can drool over it. thanks and Season Greetings to all.Blu-ray all the way.

At 12/23/2008 09:45:00 AM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

It has been confirmed by AG that the 12 hidden tracks are amongst the 128 and not separate. And, here I am 99% certain: The 115 track tracklisting I have cobbled together are the non-hidden songs. The "scroll" represents the CD tracklisting. The "file folders" represent the non-hidden songs on the DVD and CD and will auto play. There is one non-hidden track I have not been able to figure out (for a total of 116) as I don't see it on the scroll nor as a folder file. To access the "hidden tracks" you need to dive into the folders or elsewhere. The "BD-Live downloads" are accessible from the interactive timeline.


At 12/23/2008 11:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Would you mind posting a replay with the 115 tracks you've "cobbled" together? I have been looking everywhere for someone that thinks they may have figured out the track list. Its too blurry for me to read when zoomed in on the Amazon picture.

I hope you will post what tracks you think they are.


At 12/23/2008 12:04:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

For the last anonymous poster:

At 12/23/2008 12:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives Guy,

Just a note on the vinyl version (under consideration at this time) of the Archives. I have the feeling some NY fanatics would love to see the vinyl version. Since they are fanatics they also will buy the DVD or Blu-Ray version. Just because it has all the interesting extra stuff. So for the vinyl version a simple box with 12 albums simply cased in inner sleeves will be fine. No extra's are needed. By that time we allready have seen the book and all the video stuff from the Blu-Ray. We don't need an double 236 page book. Maybe a little info sheet or 8 pages of special info will be fine. I think it's good for the fanatics to keep it simple with maximum pleasure to avoid discussions about triple investments in NY's archives.

Speaking about fans or as you state "fanatics". Don't worry about them, We are part of this blog and we also are the content of this blog. Please get used to it. It's a great thing that's part of the game but sometimes comes with emotion or not so polite comments. I don't like this at all but I do understand we are all different people. In the end we all share the love for this extraordinary man with his old guitar. Peace. Merry Christmas.

Because Sound Matters

At 12/23/2008 12:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hardly think that the fans are demanding things now, that seemed a bit excessive. All we were saying was consider it. Obviously our thoughts were considered in the first place, or Neil wouldn't be backing down and releasing it digitally despite the fact he's against it...

And these things do happen in the real world. I have bought Radiohead, David Gilmour and other albums recently that have all included a download pass.

I don't think I would mind as much if it was a BR/DVD ONLY release, but now we are being told that the mp3 purchase WILL be possible. All we are saying is that why not give us the opportunity to obtain both? Maybe for a little extra cost, if it's about the money, I really couldn't give a damn anymore.

Sorry if I seem rude, I'm just peeved that we're now apparently "demanding" things from Neil. He owes us nothing, we're just saying "Hey, wouldn't it be cool IF..."


At 12/23/2008 12:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdy all,

Hopefully 2/24/09 WILL be the date that Archives vol.1 is released in all it's various formats.PLEASE PLEASE LET THAT BE THE DATE!!!If not before.?:)"NEIL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD(or The Great Spirit) RELEASE THE HOOOOUUUUNDS!!!Still hopeing I'll be able to view smoothly on my "ancient" he said sarcasticly.Sony BDPS301.Thanks for reading.
signed,Mr.Heplessly Hopeing.

At 12/23/2008 01:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Archive Guy,

Regarding technical specs for PCs:

- Has the Archives Team tested any BD-rom drives on PCs to see if the
Archives function properly on them, along the lines of the list of BD
players that Archives Guy published a few days ago? Are there any
they know WON'T work?

- My research on this subject seems to indicate that the SOFTWARE
employed on a PC is more critical than the actual drive, as some
software seems to be BD-Live ready, and others are not. Are there any
recommended software players that the Archives Team has tested?

The information out on the web is very difficult to navigate for
several reasons. Firstly, where info is available, it is often too
technical for even intermediate techies to digest. Secondly, BD-Live is such a new technology that there is very little out there about it at all. Thirdly, because with a PC the hardware AND the software that are at issue, there are compatibility questions involved, and very few answers to the specific questions that I seem to have.

Gotta love Neil on the cutting edge of technology, but it doesn't make
life very easy for his fans. I'm only 35, and I'm pretty technically
savvy. I can only imagine what this is like for a crunchy 60 year-old
nature child Neil fan.


At 12/23/2008 08:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the tracklist

thanks for clarifying Doonerak. I think the missing track is the one refered to unreleased montage. (what could that be?)

Looking at archives guys track breakdown. When I count songs I know to exist in the categories Unreleased Song(15) and Unreleased Version(24), I get the same numbers he gives, leaving less interesting hidden tracks. Maybe you can verify.

Unreleased Songs
1 mustang
2 i wonder
3 i'll love you forever
4 i'm a man and i can't cry
5 hello lonely woman
6 casting me away from you
7 runaround babe
8 the ballad of peggy grover
9 extra extra
10 sell out
11 slowly burning
12 1956 bubblegum disaster
13 whisky boothill
14 everybody's alone
15 It might have been
perhaps #15 falls in a differnt category?

Unreleased versions

1 there goes my babe
2 sugar mountain
3 nowaday's clancy...
4 the rent is always due
5 broken arrow-demo from shakey
6 birds
7 sugar mountain-riverboat
8 old laughing lady-riverboat
9 flying on the ground-riverboat
10 i've loved her so long-riverboat
11 i am a child-riverboat
12 last trip to tulsa-riverboat
13 broken arrow-riverboat
14 expecting to fly-riverboat
15 birds
16 sea of madness
17 dance dance dance
18 wonderin'
19 only love can break-csny
20 teil me why-csny
21 see the sky about to rain
22 bad fog of lonliness
23 dance dance dance
24 alabama-acoustic version
most of these songs seem pretty obvious to me. sea of madness maybe is the released woodstock version. (I have Sultan/aurora/everybody know this is nowhere included in category of 'limited release')

another note is the maybe sugar mountain and clancy from canerbury house will now be omitted. making room for THE LOSING END!!!! from the riverboat!


At 12/24/2008 05:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When looking at the track list, it still pisses me off that i once again have to purchase Massey Hall and Filmore East. Yeah, i know - those were offered as "archives previews" when released.

Blah, blah, blah, Neil.

It's a rip-off, plain and simple.

Wouldn't it be funny that when Archives 2 is released, Neil, in his infinite wisdom, includes Archives 1 in that set, calling the original release of 1 a "preview".

ha ha.

Hey Neil - what's that you said about the "greedy hand?"

Merry Christmas

At 12/24/2008 05:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, Neil's mentor, the great Bob Dylan, has set the standard for releasing archival material.

I present you The Bootleg Series, specifically Volume 1-3, the first release! Jam packed with unreleased tracks, featuring NO released material.

Neil's Archives is little more than a glorified, multi-media greatest hits collection.


At 12/24/2008 06:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so pissed off, so angry: There are too many songs, and too few songs, and too much blueray, and too little blueray, and there should be so much more, but the price should be so much less, and there are too many new songs at the shows, and there are too few new songs at the shows, and there is too much new material, and too much old material, and I want it sooner, and I want it later, and everything is just wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, and I am so pissed off, and I just want to complain, complain, complain, and I hate everything, everything, everything... What about taking a Christmas holiday? Some days off? Turn off the PC? Doing something you could enjoy for a change?

At 12/24/2008 06:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was checking out Archives Guy’s list of approved Blu-ray players and discovered that one of them, the Samsung BD-P1500, is not Profile 2.0, which means it won’t be able to handle BD-Live content. Here’s the manufacturer’s spec:

This might just be the UK spec, but it’s best to check. FWIW, here are a bunch of prices (in GBP) I’ve found for Archives Guy’s list:

Sony Playstation3 - 80GB GBP256.00
Sony BDP-S350 - GBP154.00
Sony BDP-S550 - GBP215.00
Samsung BD-P1500 - GBP171.00 (not profile 2.0)
Samsung BD_P2500 - GBP299.00
Samsung BD_P2550 - n/a
Panasonic DMP-BD35 - GBP233.00
Panasonic DMP-BD50 - GBP342.00
LG BD300 - GBP240.00

Brand New Guy

PS Happy Christmas, Thrasher - see you down the road again soon :-)

At 12/24/2008 11:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

syscrusher -- what about War Song?

At 12/24/2008 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. I'm not Archives Guy, but I play him on TV. ;)

punkdavid said:

"- Has the Archives Team tested any BD-rom drives on PCs to see if the Archives function properly on them, along the lines of the list of BD players that Archives Guy published a few days ago? Are there any they know WON'T work?"

I'm 99% sure that drives themselves aren't the problem. When you get right down to it, the drives are relatively "dumb," at least when it comes to actual disc contents. In virtually all cases, all optical drives - Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, Laserdisc, etc. - merely pass the data on the discs along to something else in the chain. So, unless there's some ugliness happening in the background, I'm pretty sure all BD drives, by themselves, won't have any problems with BD-Live.

(In case anybody's curious, I purchases LG's GGW-H20L drive. Installing it was a snap, everything has worked beautifully so far and it even burns BDs. It was $220 at but there are cheaper, read-only drives out there that should work fine. Right now, for example, Newegg has a Sony BD drive for only $85. You won't be able to burn discs but reading them won't be an issue.)

The true answer lies in...

"- My research on this subject seems to indicate that the SOFTWARE
employed on a PC is more critical than the actual drive, as some
software seems to be BD-Live ready, and others are not."! As of right now, I believe there are only two pieces of software that can officially play BDs on PCs, both of which cost $75-80. They are:

-Cyberlink's PowerDVD ("Ultra" Edition).
-Arcsoft's TotalMedia Theatre.

(If you have a Mac or run Linux, you'll have to pursue some very rough, very "gray" areas in order to play BDs. Even then, BD-Live probably won't be supported. Sorry.)

I purchased TMT a few days ago and can confirm that it handles both BD-Live and DTS-MA HD without any hitches. I'm told Version 8 of PowerDVD Ultra supports BD-Live and DTS-HD MA too. I haven't purchased the program but have seen reports from people who have and are happy with it.

If anybody does take the PC route, I can't emphasize enough how important it is to keep the software up to date.

-First, check with your drive vendor and see if there are any firmware updates. Yes, the drives are relatively "dumb" but firmware's still important. In the case of my LG, I downloaded a program from LG, ran it and then rebooted my computer. Bam. My drive was fully up to date.
-Second, make sure you have the latest version of your BD player. I think PowerDVD has an auto-update feature but I'm not sure. (Caveat: make sure you have PowerDVD 8 Ultra! PowerDVD 7.3 and earlier will play some BDs but, AFAIK, won't play BD-Live material and won't fully decode DTS-MA HD audio, which is what will be used for the BR version.) Unfortunately, TMT's not always as clean. Last I checked, you had to log on to Arcsoft's forum to get the latest patch ( That said, once I patched TMT, it ran beautifully on the 64-bit version of Vista. It should be just fine on the 32-bit version too.

The second step in particular is extremely important. There are newer discs that won't run on, say, version 8.0.1 of a program but will run on 8.0.2. That's just the nature of the beast. Hopefully, when Archives Guy reports back with tests, he'll be able to report on the latest versions of PowerDVD and TMT. To do otherwise could unintentionally lead to bad info spreading.

At 12/24/2008 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

In reply to Brand New Guy-

Yes, the Samsung 1500 is indeed a Profile 1.1 player. My mistake.
I believe that the ethernet port is only for firmware updates and not BD-Live. Shall confirm that and get back to you.

In reply to Doug-
We have successfully tested Arcsoft's TotalMedia Theatre, but don't have reports on any other software players yet.
You are very, very correct in citing the importance of correct software updates.
In general, I suggest the standalone players over going the PC route, but can understand how some want to use their computers.
We'll have more info on this for you soon.

-Archives Guy

At 12/24/2008 01:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get with the 21st century Neil! People want to put the archives on their ipods/other portable playes. Offering a digital download for people who only want that version is a good start. But not offering a free download to the bluray customers - people who shelled out hundreds of dollars for the super deluxe version of the product - is a giant middle finger to the fans. CD and dvd can be ripped fairly easily, but bluray can't. Few people have the equipment to do a good quality analog rip, not to mention its a huge pain in the ass. I've done nothing but defend Neil for his high prices, adoption of the bluray format, and generally taking his sweet time about releasing it. But this is a move I can't get behind. Bluray customers deserve a good way to copy the music to their ipod, and shouldn't be expected to pay extra for a download. This sort of move just encourages piracy. If I bought the bluray version, I certainly wouldn't feel the least bit bad about downloading a digital version from a torrent site.


At 12/24/2008 01:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doug, thanks for all of the valuable info. Do you have any thoughts on if it will be possible to circumvent the Mac issue you cited by running parallels or some other windows based application (boot camp) on the Mac?

At 12/24/2008 01:58:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

update on my last comments-

We have tested WinDVD and PowerDVD software players and they both have issues at this time. The developers are addressing these issues and will hopefully have updates before the Archives is released in a couple of months.

The Samsung 1500 player, while being a Profile 1.1 upon release is now considered a Profile 2.0 after it receives the latest firmware updates. It has been tested with our BD-Live downloads.

Hope this info helps.

-Archives Guy

At 12/24/2008 05:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Archives Guy -

What is the possibility that i will be able to purchase the Archives in MP3 format, and ONLY get the Unreleased Material?

The reason i ask - i'm presuming a song like Down By The River is on the archives. Now, i've already purchased that song on Everybody Knows, Decade and Greatest i really need to purchase it again on Archives MP3?

i sincerely hope not. What is the point?

just give me a package where i get the unreleased material, like Dylan did with his archives. Please? Pretty please?

....the Greedy Hand

At 12/24/2008 05:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say that with regards to tracklist I believe that every song should be included in one form or another. If the released version is the only one that exists then it should be there. I know most people were hoping that there would be more unreleased material on this volume but it appears that there is not. Volume 2 could potenially have 80-90% unreleased material. But again EVERY SONG MUST BE INCLUDED. This is NOT dylans bootleg series(which is great but it's all over the place)

At 12/24/2008 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

above signed syscrusher

At 12/24/2008 05:59:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Syscrusher...I wish the Archives would include all songs, released or otherwise...but apparently this is not the case...we all have our views of what the Archives should be, and doubtless, folks will spent lifetimes resequencing it, slicing it up, combining it with other stuff....but this is Neil's vision. He'll put it out in the way he wants to tell the story he wants to. Apparently, he doesn't need "Out On A Weekend" Or "The Loosing End" or "It's My Time" or "I'm your kind of guy" or "Emperor of Wyoming" to tell the story. Maybe the set gets too heavy or too lite or too long or too trite or too jarring or too slight. Or maybe some tracks have issues with the source tapes and aren't sonically up to par. Who knows? Neil does. Whatever it ends up being, try to open your mind to accept this Neil Vision. It'll be unlike anything you've ever seen for sure. LRR

At 12/24/2008 09:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Eat a Peach -

Neil has every right to compile this set in the manner he sees fit, and i have every right to buy it - or not.

If i dont think this set is worth the massive amounts of money he's charging, i won't buy it, and will simply steal it from the Internet via free downloads. Some gracious soul will zip up the entire audio package, throw it up on a free hosting site, and within 30 mins all the tracks will be MINE!

How do you like dem apples?

i call it "tit for tat" You rip me off, i rip you off!

....The Greedy Hand

At 12/24/2008 09:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greedy Hand

Now that's bringing new meaning to the word "GREEDY"

You SOB!

At 12/24/2008 09:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. First off, I'd like to correct myself. I said there were only two Windows programs that could have Blu-Ray. I'm wrong. Nero 8 HD (which is sold only in Europe, I think) and Corel's WinDVD 9 (w/ Blu-Ray addition) will also work. I don't know much about them but they're worth considering.

Archives Guy:
We have successfully tested Arcsoft's TotalMedia Theatre, but don't have reports on any other software players yet.
You are very, very correct in citing the importance of correct software updates.
In general, I suggest the standalone players over going the PC route, but can understand how some want to use their computers.

TMT: awesome! That's great news. I'll post over there and let people know, especially since PowerDVD and WinDVD might be problematic when released. (I know you said Corel and Cyberlink are working on it but, as they euphemize, poo happens.)

PCs: yeah, I agree that standalone players are a better bet for a great majority of people. Setting up a PC that will deliver the full A/V experience is a challenge but I'm up for it. That and I'm an early adopter who loves to tinker with things. I remember paying...$250, I think?...for a DVD-ROM drive and decoder card about a year after DVDs first came out. (Back then, PCs were so underpowered that the card was necessary!) Now that was fun!

Anon @ 1:50 PM
Doug, thanks for all of the valuable info. Do you have any thoughts on if it will be possible to circumvent the Mac issue you cited by running parallels or some other windows based application (boot camp) on the Mac?

Oh yeah, I forgot about virtualization and dual booting. The answer's going to be nuanced, especially because I don't own a Mac and haven't poked around looking for answers.

Boot Camp / Other dual-boot solutions: this should be relatively fool-proof. The only caveat is that the video might be crippled. I don't know offhand if Macs somehow cause the HDCP copy protection to go haywire. I'd imagine not as long as the video card supports HDCP but I just can't guarantee anything. (Of course, there are ways to defeat HDCP but I'll let you all figure it out.)

Virtualization: same deal as above, but a much better chance of HDCP going haywire. Beyond that, due to the way virtualization works, it's possible that you'll have problems with other things, like hardware acceleration. (HA = making the video card decode the video instead of the CPU. Trust me, it's a lifesaver, even if you have a top-of-the-line, hand-built beast.) I mean, in theory, it shouldn't be a problem, but we all know how theory and computers mix.

If you want to track down a more firm answer, you might want to swing by and see what they say. Lots of people over there have all kinds of crazy rigs and can give you so much info that it'll make your head spin.

Happy Holidays, everybody!

At 12/25/2008 12:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right doonerak. I have faith that those missing tracks will be the hidden tracks. It wouldn't make sense otherwise. I am worried though about ain't got the blues, don't tell my friends etc. We'll see. When you include future downloads I think it'll all be there.

At 12/25/2008 02:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the answers on the PC questions.

A standalone may be better, for whatever reasons, but I built my computer to handle Blu-ray, and unfortunately, my TV is a 6 year-old tube set and my stereo is non-existent, so the computer with nice monitor and Harmon-Kardon speakers IS the best way for me to experience the Blu-ray, and it will be for some time to come.

I bought a Sony BD drive, and I haven't opened the box yet, but I believe it came packaged with Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra. I expect that updates will fix any problems in due time. Archives Guy(s), make sure you're reporting all your issues with software directly to the software publishers, because it will get your problems fixed much faster.

BTW, what are the types of issues you're having with PowerDVD? Are they BD-Live related only, or are they normal playback issues?

Thanks again.


At 12/25/2008 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Do we even know that "Don't tell my friends" is even a Neil penned song? Didn't Comrie write any songs from that tape? LRR

At 12/25/2008 04:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shakey pg130
The Comrie tapes
"There are six young originals and one cover, 'High-Heeled Sneakers'...Betty Ann...Casting Me away from you 'Don't Tell My Friends', 'There Goes My Babe' are all forlorn ballads of lost love. 'My Room Is Dark 'Cepting for the Light Of My Cigarette' is an angst ridden coming of age song with a weird rolling rhythm guitar part that's pure neil.... and 'Hello Lonley woman'."

Just got a PS3 for Christmas. And I don't play video games!! You'd better come thru this time neil as the dvd-audio player I got in 2000 seems a bit of a waste. Anyway I don't think I'll open till the archives come out, just in case.


At 12/25/2008 04:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shakey pg 130
There are six young originals and one cover Cover is High Heeled Sneakers
6 originals are Betty Ann, Casting Me away from you, Dont' tell my friends, there goes my babe, My room is dark cepting for the light of my cigarette and Hello lonely woman

At 12/25/2008 07:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't we somehow delete the "fake" -archives guy posts?
They really do set a grade school tone to the whole thing.

At 12/25/2008 08:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen folks, there is no reason to worry about free mp3s or anything like that. Buy whatever format you want, then download a bittorrent client and go to this site:
You might even be able to get the mp3s before the official relase date. I got that last pitiful Eagles cd before Walmart was selling it.
Merry Christmas!

At 12/25/2008 08:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


if i steal MP3's, i wont steal the previously released songs. All i want is the truly unreleased stuff, and if Neil doesnt include a way to simply purchase the unreleased tracks then i will go to a bit torrent site and grab 'em for free.

With all due respect to songs like Cinnamon Girl and Heart of Gold, i really dont need to buy them again. I've done that at least 3 or 4 times already. enough.

i want the RARE stuff, and i will pay for it.

release it Neil....dont be greedy

...The Greedy Hand

At 12/25/2008 11:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there happens to be anyone else out there like me who is in the process of setting up a PC to play Blu-ray discs, this is an excellent review of the software suites available for playing Blu-ray, and their advantages and limitations.


At 12/26/2008 11:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Archives Guy".When and are you going to get the Archives website up and running?Let's get it on already.Just to add my 2 cents on some other things here.I for one would rather not see a running order/set list until I buy Archives vol.1.How do you like dem apples?If many of the songs ARE previously released at least they'll be way better sonicly than our crappy cd's.Ha ha!!I'm REALLY looking for to the video portions anyway. :) See ya.
signed,Can't wait.

At 12/26/2008 11:07:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Just a reminder to disregard the fake "- archives guy" posts.

Only authenticated Archives Guys posts are legitimate. An authenticated Archives Guys post appears similar to this post with a profile URL link.

Sorry for the trouble but we're in holiday mode here @ TW and the IP spam blocker needs some tuning. A sad new year's resolution but hopefully we can eliminate the troll in '09.

Happy Holidays!

At 12/26/2008 11:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just to clarify.The " 2 cents" from "Can't Wait" were meant for my fellow "commentors" not Archives Guy.Later.
signed Can't Wait...again.

At 12/26/2008 01:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Archives Guy,

Hope you can get the website up and running SOON.In the meantime thanks for what you are doing.As for Archives content.I hope there's a good representaion of the Crazy Horse and ATGR eras.:)I sure do love the musical contributions of Danny W.,Nils and Greg Reeves.And lest not forget the rest of The Horse.Also could you PLEASE test the Sony BDP S301 without and with the firmware update and tell us the results.And if able could you tell Neil and the gang back at The Ranch thanks for all the GREAT music over the years past and present.%)

ps:Any chance of footage from The Trainset Room in our future?

At 12/26/2008 01:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i buy Archives Vol 1, do i really need to purchase Massey Hall and Fillmore East.....AGAIN?

Plus another 80 tracks that have previously been released?

C'mon Neil......say it aint so!!!

These are tough economic times and you are completely ripping off your fans. Why would i ever want to purchase this material AGAIN? I already have them....

Neil, what in the world are you thinking? Are you and the record company so desperate to make money that you exploit your fans???

You can make it different Neil, own up, and make us whole!

At 12/26/2008 02:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought about People's talk regarding the re-purchase of Massey Hall/Fillmore. Remember these will simply be part of a much larger Disc, either Blu-Ray or DVD so in essence, a small part of this huge collection. Everybody's talking about wanting these things of CD or MP3 and when you actually have them you complain about it being included in the Set? Good lord.

At 12/26/2008 03:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Massey Hall and Fillmore are a small part of the archives?

please tell me you're not serious???!!?!?!??!!

Between the two discs, there are 23 tracks on Massey and Fillmore.

Now, from what we've been led to believe, the Archives Vol 1 will be comprised of 128 tracks total. So, after some quick math, 18% of the archives will be made up of songs we've already purchased on Massey Hall and Fillmore.

My friend, that aint a small part of the archives, in fact, it's a helluva large chunk!

One thing i cant stand is corporate greed!

....The Greedy Hand!

At 12/26/2008 04:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're looking at The Archives as Simply Music, then you don't get it. So saying they are a Small Part is completely legitimate.

At 12/26/2008 08:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people are kidding yourselves if you actually think this thing is going to be released in Neil's lifetime. Hey, big surprise, it was pushed back again! Oh, and that web site update we were promised weeks ago? Come on!

At 12/26/2008 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me 2 CDs of all the unreleased tracks, and i'll be completely happy.

i dont want to buy the old stuff again.

Neil Young, you rule

At 12/27/2008 12:55:00 AM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Archives Team: Pls consider a BD-Live furlough for these "Prisoners of Rock N Roll":

Ain’t It the Truth (Squires)
L.A. (1st album Era)
The Bridge (1971 Solo Tour Era)
Together Alone (Squires)
White Flower (Squires)
Betty Ann (Comrie Tapes)
Don’t Tell My Friends (Comrie Tapes)
My Room Is Dark 'Cepting for the Light Of My Cigarette (Comrie Tapes)
I Ain’t Got the Blues (Elektra Unreleased Demo)
I’ll Wait Forever (Rick James Vocal, The Mynah Birds)
High School Graduation (Springfield Era)
Big Waves (ATGR era)
I Need Her Love to Get By (ATGR Era)

Submitted for your approval, LRR

At 12/27/2008 01:06:00 AM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Archives Guy-

You had discretely categorized the tracks available with the DVD and BD editions (8 unreleased mix, 24 unreleased version, 15 unreleased song, etc, etc).

Could you do the same for the BD-Live downloads which have been currently prepared for Vol1? I believe, being a typical fanatic, this would not only interest me, but would be helpful to others who are trying to decide whether to spring for the BD player.

Thanks+Best Regards, LRR

At 12/27/2008 09:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good question Doonerak
Also include in your list of downloads
Cleopatra - squires
Don't Pity Me Babe - electra
You Know I Love you - live
You and Me - live
Letter To Nam
Long Walk Home
Lover In The Mirror - manuscript

Also one great addition would be to include Caneterbury part 2 from october 1969. This would add acoustic versions of songs that we otherwise would only have released versions of
Oh Lonesome Me
Here We Are In The Years
Country Girl
Down To The Wire


Everybody's Alone
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
a bit It's My Time.


At 12/27/2008 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Don't Pity Me Babe will be released under the title "The Ballad of Peggy Grover". Yes, somewhere I had seen "Long Walk Home" was a "Volume 1" Era song. I could swear at one point I had seen it on a Neil-scrawled track listing but can't remember where I had seen it. How do you know Cleopatra was ever recorded? Also, what are some of those other titles? Unfamiliar to me.....LRR

At 12/27/2008 12:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are trying to say the massey hall shoe and the live at the filmore were 'TEASERS" of the archives but thats bullshit...they were part of a separate thing, as we were lead to believe, called the performance series....and that there would be empty slots in the box for these releases to fit...if those were "teasers" they why are they called performance series? and why isnt Sugar mountian (also performance series) included as well?
We were NEVER told these we "TEASERS"!!!!!
THIS IS BULLSHIT and makes this release look like a JOKE! Archives guy/Neil: this notes for you! Don't make us buy them TWICE!! Its just wrong...

At 12/27/2008 01:34:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

This isn't new....remember the two "Editions" of Greendale? Each with a different DVD? We had to buy the CD twice to get the different DVDs (Vicar Street / Inside Greendale). Also the two versions of LWW, the second with a DVD of all the videos? Was it necessary to get the music mixed without the choir just to get the videos? Then, all the videos were again made available on the "CSNY Deja Vu" DVD.

It's the engineer in me that says: Hey, this isn't efficient! Money is being wasted!

But what would the artist in me say? Or the art buyer? Hey, this Winslow Homer keeps showing me this rowboat guy over and over again? We've seen him in the last picture! My guess is that there is an artistic reason for wanting to present things in the way that Neil wants to. The problem most of us have is we aren't your typical art buying (ie: loaded) types. And we don't see Neil as an artist. But that's exactly what he attention to his temperament over the last 45 years....:-) LRR

At 12/27/2008 03:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that the cover art I drew and sent to Neil six years ago is not being used, and I am not personally thanked in the liner notes. This set is not appearing exactly the way I wanted it to and is therefore a BULLSHIT RIP OFF. RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF. Not even just a rip off, but a RIP OFF. Even though this hasn't been released yet, and the shape of it is still constantly changing, and I have only two trailers to go off of, I can say that Neil, you have BETRAYED my vision of your vision.

I want it all, my way and right now. But Neil is just so GREEDY!

At 12/27/2008 04:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't make the connection between dont pity me babe and peggy grover.Too bad, I thought that wss gonna be a brand new song.

Long Walk Home was handwritten by Neil for the setlist for the 1970 live album. It is on either the massey hall or filmore east archives section. That means this song has to exist and in my mind is a frontrunner for a hidden track.

I don't actually think cleopatra was recorded. But I also don't think Ain't It The Truth was, or white flower. What is Together alone all about? I think i've heard of it.

You Know I Love You-May 30 1969
(ghost on the road) Recorded?
You and Me-feb 1,1971(ghosts on
the road) Recorded?
Letter From Nam - early version of
long walk home (shakey p620n)
Recorded ?
Lover In The Mirror- manuscript
only (shakey p145n)
Not recorded

At 12/27/2008 05:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives Guy, just one question about the Region Free of Bluray the previous posts you told that they will be in that way but states that the Archives will be Region 1...could you give us a definitive info about this...especially for European fans..??...ciao Stefano

At 12/27/2008 06:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard the song 'Down by the River" what a great song I love it! Where can I get it? Do I have to buy the archives?

At 12/27/2008 07:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those upset about the fact that Massey Hall and Fillmore will be included, ask yourselves the following question - If Neil were offering 'teasers' of ARCHIVES 2 would you buy them ahead of time or not? For $25 or whatever there is nothing to talk about ... anyhow, the BD version will also be higher quality but any serious fan would be thrilled to get their hands on some of the material early ... Does anyone disagree?

At 12/28/2008 10:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slowly Burning from Disc 1 is an early instrumental version of Long Walk Home.

At 12/28/2008 11:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no...Slowly Burning was the working title of Expecting To Fly...

At 12/28/2008 11:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No - Slowly Burning was recorded at the same sessions as Expecting To Fly, but it's a different song per Neil talking with Alan Jenkins in an NYAS interview years ago -

"...some parts are similar to Long Walk Home, but not the chorus. So Long Walk Home is slightly based on that track"

At 12/28/2008 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shakey page 620n
"...Slowly Burning begat the unreleased Letter From Nam, which transmuted into 1987's Long Walk Home..."


At 6/27/2009 04:22:00 PM, Blogger spookey said...

Would someone be kind enough to send me a disc of the "hidden" tracks that are only on the DVD or Blu Ray version so my collection will be complete and I can put this mess to rest? Thanks jay


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(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
... and symbolism will be their downfall...

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

"Children of Destiny" - THE Part of THE Solution

(Frame from Official Music Video)

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


Show Me A Sign

"Who is John Galt?"
To ask the question is to know the answer

"Whosoever shall give up his liberty for a temporary security
deserves neither liberty nor safety."

~~ Benjamin Franklin


(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul

the zen of neil
the power of rust
the karma of the wheat