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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Archives Guy with some Neil Young Archives Vol. #2 News + 'Full-Blown Orchestra' Album Coming

PONO Team @ SXSW, Austin, TX - 3/11/14
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Lots and lots of chatter regarding the recent PONO Launch @ SXSW with Neil Young. Congratulations to the PONO Team and their Kickstarter Campaign which exceeded their goal in less than a day.

Not that anyone likes to see anyone gloat over their victories, but somewhere, someone is saying "fuck the doubters". ;)

In the midst of all of the PONO information flooding about, lots of questions from the Neil Young fan base for what this might mean for past and future Neil Young releases. And in particular, what this might mean for the much anticipated Neil Young Archives Vol. #2.

In response, to questions about whether NYA#2 might be a PONO release, Archives Guy said in a comment here on TW:
Not to distract from the subject of this post, but in answering the NYA V2 questions...

At this time we are still planning on physical release for NYA V2 and yes it will be available on Pono, too in full 24/192 sound quality. I'm happy to report that we are in full on production of NYA V2 right now. Maybe I'm biased, but I think V2 might be the best one. A plethora of previously unreleased tracks.

Dunno if anyone noticed it yet, but there are some new Artist Signature Series Pono players up on the Kickstarter page today.
And in other Neil Young news, here's some info on a future Neil album with a 'Full-Blown Orchestra' from Neil Young's Agenda: Jack White Project, Second Book, 'Full-Blown Orchestra' Album | Billboard by Gary Graff:
Young predicts he'll have new original music to release, too, but he's not saying when.

"I have new songs that I'm working on, and I haven't stopped doing that," he says. "I do it when I feel like it and I'm collecting them. And sometimes I play them live before they come out as a record, and because of the way everything is people hear them before they come out, on the Internet. But I still feel like I'm gonna make records of them."

And if Young has his way, he'll also do something symphonic in the near future.

"I'd like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live -- a mono recording with one mic," he explains. "I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that's a challenge and it's a sound that's unbelievable, and you can't get it any other way. So I'm into doing that."

Young is also in "the final editing stages" for his second book, "Special Deluxe," a follow-up to his 2012 memoir "Waging Heavy Peace." This book, Young says, will be out this year and "focuses on my life as regards to my transportation, as regards to my love for cars. So it's a history through automobiles, and it's a history of automobiles and it's a history of the environmental impact of automobiles. And it's a projection into the future of automobiles. It has it's own agenda that develops over the book."
That Neil. Such a slacker.


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At 3/13/2014 11:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a bit of a reality gulf between the title here ('full-blown orchestra' album coming) and the actual comment (I'd like to make a record with an orchestra). Sensationalist? Not much!

At 3/13/2014 12:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, please change the thread title please Thrasher. There is no "Full-Blown Orchestra" album coming, Neil simply stated he'd like to record an album like that some day. Looking forward to A Letter Home, finally a Neil Young solo album.

At 3/13/2014 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ anon @ 12:07

If we are being picky, then you need to rephrase "finally a Neil Young solo album," because Jack White is on two of the tracks, therefore it is not a true "solo" album

or everyone could just calm down

At 3/13/2014 02:05:00 PM, Anonymous regular stairs said...

Yeah CTFO (chill the flac out!)...

Neil has been using live orch alot of late, and he's always prone to the Briggs "straight to the source" principle.

Where's the trumped up info?

At 3/13/2014 02:31:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Umm, thanks for the headline feedback. Sensationalist?

We're always trying to get things right here.

So we checked the quote again - "I'd like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live -- a mono recording with one mic," he explains.

So what exactly should the revised headline be?

At 3/13/2014 03:03:00 PM, Anonymous Andre said...

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At 3/13/2014 03:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's about "Neil Young might make a record with an orchestra sometime" which would be true. As opposed to "Full blown orchestra album coming" which implies a definite release. Come on Thrasher, how often do Neil's throwaway comments to the press actually turn into the precise reality mooted?

At 3/13/2014 03:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

regular stairs - what situations has Neil been using full orchestra in recently? I remember a couple of Crazy Horse albums and a CH tour. I remember some solo gigs playing Phil Ochs songs. I read about a quickie album recorded with Jack White. When did he squeeze the orchestra sessions in?

At 3/13/2014 04:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that in the promo photos of the PonoPlayer, Herbie Hancock's name is misspelled as 'Handcock' and Blowin' In The Wind is spelled 'Blowing'. In some of the pics, the ID2 tags aren't even properly completed, so in the artist field it says 'Unknown artist'.

Minor issues no doubt, but doesn't someone check these things before they put them out to the media?

Mr. Pedant

At 3/13/2014 05:49:00 PM, Blogger Dmitri Karamazov said...

Neil's been a busy fella!!

At 3/13/2014 06:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total Misleading headline. Neil never said a full blown orchestra album was coming. Headline should have been Letters from Home coming soon. Hopefully you don't watch fox News because misleading untruthful
reporting is their forte. I don't expect that here just report the WHAT IS WHAT NEIL ACTUALLY SAID

At 3/13/2014 08:51:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

Pono one minute, MONO the next...*I* can't keep up with the guy...

At 3/14/2014 04:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure on one level Neil is a busy guy, but really, the only thing that counts is new music. So shut up and play yer guitar, Neil. And since "full" 24/192 actually is slightly worse sound quality than Redbook CD, perhaps we should temper our expectations for the "full" blown orchestra.

At 3/15/2014 03:34:00 AM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

Ever since "archives guy's" purposeful misinformation about Neil at the Canada Olympics (and several other times),I can only take anything he says with a grain of salt. I understand why fans will kiss his ass, so to speak, but I will wait until he actually delivers product. A lot of time has passed since Archives, Volume 1. Too Much.


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