Archives Guy Has Some Answers
Archives Guy -- our official inside source on all things Archives related -- has stopped by again with a few answers.
We've seen an avalanche of questions since the announcement of Neil Young Archives track listing.
More on this "unreleased Crazy Horse album"...NYA V1 period.
Yes, these are some songs recorded during the ATGR sessions, but there is not some whole other unreleased album packed with songs you have never heard before.
Take a look at the track listing and some of your answers will be pleasantly found.
Jonathan - the remastering has been done on all this material. Those tracks that are included in Volume 1 are all remasters. (that is one of the cool things about the Archives versions of the previously released songs.)
Release dates have not been set for either HDCD CD and fresh vinyl with these remasters...but work has been done for both formats.
I agree that the world needs to have better CD versions of these important albums. What has been out there all these years isn't the best that it could be.
Here are a few answers from today's questions:
1- UK and other countries can place their orders thru neilyoung.com
Details on shipping charges, as well as contact info for customer service questions can be found here:
2- Credit cards are charged at the time of ordering. Details in regard to this can again be found on the Customer Service Page listed above.
3- no info at this time about Amazon UK
4- Steel: yes, Fillmore and Massey have all the videos, photos, etc on them in the BD version.
5- unreleased Crazy Horse album? Not from the time period of Volume 1 (1963-72). This would be later on.....
6- Jonathan Criswell: thanks for the tech facts.
7- Mark: you don't need to access the bak of your player constantly with a USB drive....the players have a built in hard drive. This is where your BD-Live downloads are stored. Once you have them....you have them. BD-Live files can't be transferred to other devices such a your computer, not directly be burned to a disc.
8- Sony BDPS350 Blu-ray Disc is compatible and a good player. Once again, look for a Profile 2.0 BD player with internet port. As with most consumer electronic players, don't buy the cheapest thing that you can find or an off brand. Cheap and unknown brands usually lead to disappointment.
I'm sure that many of you have learned this lesson at least two or three times. (I have) :-)
And a few more answers later in the day:
in reply to:
Joe from T.O. If your player dies, just download again from your new player. The downloads won't expire/ become no longer available.
In a similar manner, if you choose to delete any downloads via the NYA BD-Live Download Manager, you can go back and grab them again.
Eddie from Toronto: Ponder for a minute the possibilities of BD-Live and I think you will be able to answer your own question.
FITR question- BD version is being released later than CD/DVD because it is still in production. Look for more special features on BD plus 24/192 audio.
The main video program for the disc will be a full length performance piece and NOT one of our screensaver/wallpaper releases.
At this time, there are no plans for a free mp3 download of this release. I'm not saying it won't happen, just not in the plans right now....so hold off on the whining(those of you who are so inclined)
FITR on BD is shaping up to be pretty cool, if I do say so myself.
Archives Guy also answered questions over the past few days and those are posted here.
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