So Where Are Those NYA BD Live Updates?
Ever since The Archives were released in June, there has been a persistent clamor for more Bluray downloads (BD Live).
Thus far, we've seen two. For some, this is simply unacceptable.
We've had repeated inquiries about new downloads where some feel not only impatient but wronged as well. From our dear friend Anon:
As someone who bought the Archives, i believe i have every right to complain about the lack of BluRay Live downloads.
Neil extolled the virtues of BLR in interviews leading up the Archives, and our very own Archives Guy kept pumping up the feature....
Let's hope the floodgates open soon...because thus far i've only seen a drip and a drab.
Why do people give Neil a free pass about this? It's OK to criticize 'your God' once in awhile.
Seriously, it is...
And a well measured reply from Mick:
Everybody has a right to an opinion regarding the frequency of bluray bd live update, it doesn't mean I have to agree with it . While BD live was advertised as a big feature ,there was never a promise that you'd be getting an album or month or whatever. The reality is that it is unlikely to be any floodgates of material. It will be a slow drip over time. I noticed the last song was a 170 mb download,and the size of the downloads was one of the reasons AG from memory ruled out the possibility of whole albums of songs being done in one hit.
If it was the main reason some people bought the archives, than perhaps those people should have waited to see what the actual reality was before buying. You knew you were getting 128 tracks , plus 12 hidden or whatever,as this was advertised clearly. However, there was no commitment to provide 5 songs a month to download or whatever. I'd love there to be a download every week though !!.
In the end if your not happy with it, and you don't think the rest of the package is worth it than go sell it on ebay. However, I don't agree with that opinion as well. There is nothing I have seen in audio/video box sets etc that comes close to Archives vol 1 set, even without the bd live feature.
So settle down folks.
From Archives Guy:
Fret not, we have LOTS of BD-Live downloads prepared and coming soon.
The delay has been because our small team has had to get some other projects out of the way, so that you have fresh Neil Young releases to enjoy.
BD-Live...very very soon.
We have not only NOT abandoned the format, but are making inroads to exploiting it for our needs even further than it has already been stretched.
enjoy your weekend.
In these days of instant gratification, there are still some who believe that good things come to those who wait.
Afterall, if you've waited 20 years, what's a few more days, weeks or months?