Neil Young's Archives Volume #2: A High-Res Website
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It's been a very, very long time since we posted an update on Neil Young's Archives -- over 2 years ago, in fact.
Back in March 2014, 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...The previous update on the Archives was 4 years earlier in 2010 as part of the NYA Special Release Series.
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.
Now comes the latest on the oh-so elusive Neil Young's Archives Volume #2 from Rolling Stone by Patrick Doyle:
After he wraps his current tour in October, Young will continue work on Archives II, the follow-up to 2009's Archives, which collected unreleased material up to 1972. Young says the project will include Dume, an album of songs from the Zuma era, and Hitchhiker, an acoustic LP from the mid-Seventies. The major holdup has been developing technology for presenting the ambitious project: "We're gonna have a website that's, like, 60 years of music in chronological order, with links so you can look at my archives and play the music off the high-res source at the same time." So what's it like to reflect on all he's accomplished over the years? "I don't," he says. "I need to take a break and go to the bathroom."From a Neil Young interview in UNCUT:
“I’m putting a website out, probably just before Christmas,” he told us. “It’ll be my entire archives on a website. You can listen to music, and you’ll see where albums are that are penciled in, not finished. From throughout a 40 or 50-year span, you’ll see unfinished records behind you, in front of you, right now, way in the future.”And there you have it.
So Dume?! Not too much known about that album. The song "Hitchhiker" was eventually released on Le Noise back in 2010.
Then there's always the legendary Homegrown unreleased Neil Young Album.
Homegrown - Unreleased Neil Young Album
Or the unreleased Neil Young album Chrome Dreams.
Chrome Dreams - Unreleased Neil Young Album
More on Neil Young's Unreleased "Give to The Wind".
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