Archives Open Thread Saturday, 6/6/09
From Neil Young News: Archives Open Thread Friday, 6/5/09 Archives Guy posted:
Hello Archives folks,
Well what a week it has been. Nothing like releasing a 10 disc Blu-ray set, a 10 disc DVD set, a 8 disc CD set, a 8 disc iTunes set at the same time that 4 remastered albums are turned loose on the public via iTunes.
As well documented on the fan forums, there were some manufacturing issues encountered in this archives run. With the help of the record company we have identified and are dealing with these problems, setting up a dedicated NYA customer service number help those affected.
What can't be ignored this week is the fact that the first volume of the Neil Young archives series has become a reality for the people that matter the most, the fans and music lovers. You have waited for a long time and we have worked on this for as long as you have waited.
What rises to the top of the heap this week more than anything is overall the joy and pleasure folks are getting from the music and the set in general.
A lot of you "get it" now that you are listening to the amazing high quality of the audio and navigating thru the discs.
I've spent a lot of time interacting with you all to aid in understanding the archives set. We've developed a knowledge base together that is now even stronger because you have the archives in your hands and are experiencing it. (apologies for those still waiting)
Coming in to look at this (and other) forums in the past couple of days I see that the community is now able to answer questions about players, how to navigate, where the content is. That is a great thing and a real important part of this project as it moves forward. The design of the Archives Shakey Platform is one that encourages exploration and discovery. Some of this occurs as one spends time with the set and some of it happens when friends and fans discuss what they see and hear...and compare notes.
We have a lot of pleasant surprises ahead with BD-Live, a feature that will keep this collection growing and expanding. Personally, I am a HUGE fan of the next download coming up. This one is going to make a lot of you happy.
I feel a MP3 download announcement coming up....
Thanks AG! And congratulations on a musical milestone being passed. We're still deeply immersed in absorbing the unfathomable richness of this all even in our Blu-Ray-less TW HQ. We've been spinning the black circle and enjoying the book fumes.
The Shakey Platform rules and rocks!
With that said, the Thrasher's Wheat platform is quite shaky these days taking massive server hits with all time record traffic spikes. Time to throw another log on the server since hell has frozen...
(Also, if you're curious and a data geek, you can watch TW traffic in real time here and always in right bottom sidebar.)
In the meantime, here's today's daily open thread on the Neil Young Archives where you can post thoughts and questions.
Archives Guy seems to be checking in on occasion as time permits. But if you know the answer to folks' questions, please try and help out, to free up AG to focus on newer issues.
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