So What's The Deal With The Performance Series (NYAPS)?
Last week, we waded into that whole can of worms regarding those darn NYA BD Live updates. And -- it would seem -- the answer is patience, grasshopper.
Similarly, we hear all sorts of confusion and uncertainty again now with the latest NYA Performance Series (NYAPS) release Dreamin' Man which will be PS #12.
Of course, everyone is going, what about PS #4 - 12? Will I have to buy Dreamin' Man again in 2024?
Needless to say, we have no clue whatsoever. And Neil probably doesn't either. Or does he?
A recent letter from Donal:
I have a question on the Neil Young Archive Performance Series (NYAPS) in the context of the Archives Boxset.
Am I correct in saying that some of the NYAPS series, namely Live At Fillmore East # 02 and Live at Massey Hall #03 are part of this series ?
If so, I am confused as to why these are included in the Archives Boxset, when they were released prior to the boxset being released.
If this is the case, then, 2 of the NYAPS are with the Archives boxset, and 2 more are not - Sugar Mountain # 00 Dreamin Man # 12(coming in November)
So, would it be accurate(in your opinion) to say that, as these NYAPS are released, theres a good chance that these will also come with future Archive Boxsets ? And some will not.
Whats really confusing for people like me, is that, I bought Fillmore East And Massey hall, and then I find out they are also with the boxset which I might buy.
It would have been much better if there was not this duplication. Release stuff on the Archives box set or separately - doing both is just a pain.
It also appears that 1 of these NYAPS will be released each year, as we have had one in '06,'07,'08, and the next one in is coming in November '09.
Good questions Donal. Thanks for writing. Like we said, we have no clue.
Also, are we bitter and feel ripped off that we ended up with 2 copies of Fillmore & Massey? No, we were glad to get it a year or so ahead of the box and enjoyed it while we waited for NYA. Likewise for DM. We'll enjoy it until we have to buy again in 2024 on super-duper BluRay MAX 9.0 for our SONY multi-media Gigatron enhanced Artificial Intelligence streaming center.
But, we're confident that those who have keen insight into Neil's thinking will jump in with a measured response.
Happy 9-9-9 day! (Tried to post @ 9:09, let's ee how it comes out...)