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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Neil Young Archives Update from Archives Guy

So what could possibly happen next on our quixotic quest for the elusive quarry that we call the Neil Young Archives?

When we last checked our exclusive Shakey Interactive Polling System (SIPS), loyal TW readers overwhelming voted that -- hold your breath -- the Archives would not be released on the scheduled Feb 24, 2009 release date.

So here's the latest from our trusty source Archives Guy commenting on the new Neil Young Archives website:
We have been reading a media report elsewhere on the Web that makes claims to the effect that release of the Archives is "Delayed Again". This article also takes speculation and turns it into fact for the media and fan base.

You can read the article here. I'm sure that an intelligent reader will see what we are talking about.

In the meantime, you can sleep at night knowing that NYA Vol 1 has been completed in BD, DVD, CD and Digital Download editions. The only thing remaining is announcement of a street date.

The launching of our new Archives website has been delayed briefly as our team is busy with a short tour, production of new music videos for the Web and finishing touching on a new album.

Please don't believe these random news stories that you see on the Web. Their story lines are most often based on assumptions, small talk and searching for an angle that will draw readers.

In the meantime, there are new songs to listen to as well as new music videos, Lincvolt Updates and live concerts. That is a lot of positives to focus on.

-Archives Guy

Thanks Archives Guy, as always!

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At 1/15/2009 05:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Archives Guy,

Sorry, but I am kind of tired today and don't get the story? There's is no delay for the Archives, only a minor delay for the Archives website.

There cannot be a delay for the Archives because there has not been any announcement of a street date?

And the launching of the new Archives website has been delayed because you are busy in Australia and finishing a new album at the same time. So, the Archives are finished? It's only the website and the release date that aren't fixed. But there's no delay from the February 24 date?

Think I need some sleep first. Love and Peace! B.S.M.

At 1/15/2009 05:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! The Archives are almost in sight. Hope to hear of a possible release date soon. Thanks Archives Guy and Thrasher!

At 1/15/2009 05:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More ridiculousness from "trusty" A.G. There is no street date? So what is February 24th? I'll believe it when i see it guy. BTW, tell Neil that his new songs suck.

At 1/15/2009 06:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Neil Young will release Fork In The Road, an album of new material, possibly at the end of March".

At 1/15/2009 06:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Landing on Water:

At 1/15/2009 07:10:00 PM, Blogger ridmyllama said...

I posted this to another link but will add the same comments here.

I have stayed away from commenting on the Archives release because I expect it to be delayed until Neil is bored enough to release it.

I have doubt that it is complete in all formats but that has nothing to do on when it will be released. Even the Archives Guy latest post hints that it will be delayed while trying to assure us not to believe the media reports. Who knows what the truth is anymore.

If it will be delayed then just tell us AG.


At 1/15/2009 07:13:00 PM, Anonymous karen said...

Thanks for checking in with us and giving us the real story, Archives Guy. Please pardon the rude comments from some here, I can assure you that the vast majority of us are grateful indeed for your thoughtful and informative updates and your patient interaction with us, answering our many questions. And we love to know what Neil is up to! Neil was on fire at the MSG shows in NYC, he blew my head off. I love the new songs. Can't wait for the new album, the new videos, and the Archives iPod I know you are going to send me. ; ) Now if I could just find a way to stowaway on that plane to Australia ... ! Have a great time over there. loveandaffectionkaren

At 1/15/2009 08:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives delayed for the umpteenth time. That's old news.

Neil wants to release an album that will be a big hit so the interest in the Archives will go up and everyone will be willing to 'Cough up the bucks' for the Archives.

At 1/15/2009 08:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait a minute, finishing touches on a new album?!? that's awesome news! Cheers Archive Guy.

At 1/15/2009 08:41:00 PM, Anonymous karen said...

Neil wants to release an album that will be a big hit to drum up biz for the Archives? Where have ya been for the last 40 years friend? He's already done that, a few times over. : )

At 1/16/2009 01:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil addressed that. Watch the video:

I’m not done.
Not giving up.
Not cashing in.
Too late.

At 1/16/2009 02:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives Guy, is there any chance you could tell us exactly what the content of the Archives will be? Surely with the release date looming you could let us know if the tracklisting?

A release date would be good too!

At 1/16/2009 02:46:00 AM, Blogger rkennke said...

Cool, it will be released on CD too!?! Awesome news. I can see the merit of BlueRay and DVD release of this stuff, it sure is great, but way out of my budget to buy the pack plus a PS3 plus extra needed equipment. And I'm not overly interested in the visual material anyway (apart from JTTP movie).

At 1/16/2009 11:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sure doesn't look like the Archives have delayed.
AG was right...again.

Pre-order Blu-ray, DVD or CD editions here...with bonus 45 !!!

At 1/16/2009 01:10:00 PM, Blogger Chad Huculak said...

Wow, we can now pre-order the Archives? But no release date and no more info that we already know? I'm itching to order this NOW, but can't help but hesitate...

At 1/16/2009 01:17:00 PM, Blogger ridmyllama said...

Hi Archives Guy,

Now that information is available to pre-order the archives at
I have a question. Will we be charged immediately unpo ordering or charged when shipped. Since we don't know the release date for the Archives it would be foolish to order and be charge immediately and then wait six months for the release.



At 1/16/2009 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Archives Guy,

Not sure if you'll read this...

Really tempted by that bonus 45, and think I'll definately be going for the BluRay option. Who knows, I may go for the CD option further on up the road.

I was just wondering, will there be an international pre-order (Europe/UK in my case)? I really want to pre-order now, especially due to that bonus 45 but I also want to hold on in case there's a preorder for other countries.

Postage from the US costs a fair amount and I'm not sure I want to trust something that expensive making such a long journey and being unharmed on the way...


Davie from Scotland

At 1/16/2009 02:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder why is says Massey is previously released on the CD but not the DVD/Blu Ray versions.
It certainly was released on DVD or my eyes are deceiving me when I watch it.

At 1/16/2009 06:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Important question for Archives Guy.

I have always had issues trying to buy music on the release date.
Amazon can't get it here on the release date. And HMV very often does
not have the item(see lou reed's berlin among others) on the release
date and therefore do not deserve my business.
I would like to order off of neilyoung,com and especially would like
to receive that bonus 7" aurora/sultan disc.
Seeing how there are so many hardcore Neil fans in Canada, is there
anything your team can do to allow us Canadians (and Mexicans too) to
order off your website AND receive the archives ON the release date.
I'll go to HMV if I have to, but I might just explode if I go down
there again and find they don't have the item again.(I really don't
want to give them that much money)

At 1/17/2009 08:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone,

Anyone know anything about this DVD I found on Amazon? It's called 'This Old Guitar' and doesn't look like an official NY release, wonder if it's any good?



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