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Friday, December 01, 2017

TODAY - Neil Young's Big Day: The Visitor Arrives + Archives Goes Online + "Somewhere In Canada" Concert

Tune-In Today at 5PM PT / 8PM ET to See Neil Young Perform a very special live performance from his hometown in Canada.

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Today, Friday, December 1 is shaping up to be a very, very big day for Neil Young fans.

The much anticipated perfect trifecta storm arrives: The Online Archives Release, an album release, and a live concert global broadcast/webcast.

First, the new album ‘The Visitor’ by Neil Young + Promise of the Real will be released.

‘The Visitor’
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Second, the Neil Young Online Archives will launch.

Third, "A Once in a Lifetime Event: Neil Young's "Somewhere In Canada" Concert to be held in Coronation Hall in Omemee, Ontario, Canada. For much of the week, the town of Omemee has been buzzing.

Tickets for this once in a lifetime “Neil comes home” acoustic concert appear to be available only on a friends and family basis. However, there are some ticket possibilities for the lucky Neil Young fan. (Don't be denied !!!)

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At 12/01/2017 06:46:00 AM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Well that's it Thrasher. I be watching from home too. Caller number 6 this morning! Had to be 9.
We were callers 2 &4 on Wednesday, so close but no cigar.

At 12/01/2017 10:34:00 AM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Well remember Syscrusher, numbers add up to nothing--I'm sure you'll enjoy the show from the comfort of your home.

Hey, is it just me, or was anyone else expecting the archives site to be open this morning (today), December 1st? Well, I guess technically there wasn't a specific time for the launch, but I can't be the only one who sort of assumed December 1st meant the morning, but I can wait.

I suppose it's possible the site will open tonight with the stream of his show, but as always, ole' Shakey keeps us guessing...

"Take my advice
don't listen to me"

At 12/01/2017 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Amazon..... December 1st 2017.... The Visitor CD $14.98...... The Visitor 2LP $13.99......


At 12/01/2017 11:48:00 AM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...


I was expecting this morning, too. We’ll see how the site shapes up.

As to the concert, it’s not meant to be attended by a wide audience. That’s what the stream is for!

At 12/01/2017 12:59:00 PM, Blogger Shoffology said...

It's currently LIVE!!

A couple of things:

-From the looks of the timeline, it looks like The TTN Roxy show, Odeon Budokan and The Boarding House are going to be the live releases for Archives Vol. 2.
-Early Daze, Homegrown, Chrome Dreams, and Oceanside Counryside are up as unreleased albums during the Vol. 2 timeframe or earlier. Dune and Time Fades Away II aren't.
-Other unreleased albums in the timeline: Solo Trans, Crazy Horse Garage (1986), Live Freedom, Toast, and Alchemy (between Americana and Psychedelic pill)
-The Eldorado EP also appears to be on here, as well as various singles (minus the Italian PIOTE)
-There's also all kinds of video throughout the years that appears to be accessible in the timeline. You can also see his tours (the lines below his albums and above the timeline), historical NY events (the tags), when songs were recorded (the dots directly below the timeline), and historical world events (the lines at the very bottom)

At 12/01/2017 01:04:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Website is live friends!!
Have fun!

At 12/01/2017 01:10:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Jason!

Awesome. We'll be checking out before concert stream tonight.

oh what a great day to be a Neil fan. we're all so lucky to be in this time & place. :)

At 12/01/2017 01:44:00 PM, Blogger adrianfish said...

A brief 2 Mon look before leaving the office confirms my hopes. A cornucopia of jigsaw pieces for us. Random notes...1. not accessible via mobile....2. and he says in the intro that there IS some unreleased within . Happy hunting folks.

At 12/01/2017 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Shoffology said...

Update: so depending on where you click on the timeline, Time Fades Away is listed as a released AND an unreleased album. So I would guess by this that TFA II is still in the cards.

At 12/01/2017 02:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is it folks --- neil --- a semi-full-moon --- hanks old guitar --- a rusted old jeepster --- a pump organ --- ( 1 ) upright piano , no veneer --- a decrepid les paul --- ( 1 ) army coat , with roach clip --- legions of neil-ites --- a maple leaf --- and a FULL REGIMENT OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE !!! ... ps , forgot , one 6 pack Molson ...

At 12/01/2017 02:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the website has been really thoughtfully designed. Obviously it will need a significant amount of new/extra stuff (documents, films, concert recordings etc) added before a subscription becomes an attractive proposition, but first impressions are very promising. Let's just hope it is maintained for more than five minutes. That's the main concern with an online based archive: is it going to stand the test of time in a way that dvd-audio, blu-ray and pono did not?

A Neil solo show is always a special occasion, tonight should be no exception.


At 12/01/2017 03:19:00 PM, Blogger Art Carey said...

"not available on mobile"

At 12/01/2017 03:24:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

I accessed the site but had to do so using Google Chrome instead of my preferred Internet Explorer. Oh well, at least it's up and running for now and I'll enjoy it while I can...

"Take my advice
don't listen to me"

At 12/01/2017 03:43:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Hey, just mucking around a little on the site to figure out the navigation a little better, and it looks to me like the original Time Fades Away isn't available to be played.

Am I missing something here? I know Neil doesn't like the album, but what does he know!

"Take my advice
don't listen to me"

At 12/01/2017 03:53:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Live Archives -
a gift never contemplated and completely welcome. Better than the box and book of Archives#1. Neil continues to innovate past normal expectations. Here's to the past, tonight the present and tomorrow the future!

Only glitch I have experienced is the tunes are cutting off about 1/2 way or that to extend the greedy hand to score the buy?

At 12/01/2017 04:22:00 PM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said...

I haven't been able to watch the live Canadian show "comes up not avaible in Region 1" anyone have a link to reccord delay ?

At 12/01/2017 04:38:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

As far as I can tell, a number of the albums aren't playable. I spotted 'Life,' 'Landing on Water', 'Old Ways', and Everybody's Rockin' with no play buttons on either the album or any tracks. Licensing problems?

I've had the same problem with audio cutting out, though only on hi-res. It just stops and doesn't start again (the track time keeps ticking along). Works fine with 320.

Great layout! Hope they get all the music up there soon. Is there any unreleased music that's playable? I saw there are the placeholder albums.

At 12/01/2017 04:48:00 PM, Blogger Shoffology said...

See my comment above. Click towards the right of the image and it will come up. Or you can find it in the filing cabinet, as well.

At 12/01/2017 06:47:00 PM, Blogger joe lookout said...

Beautiful layout, many songs not playable yet, and Red man run, son.....(Powderfinger acoustic version from Hitchhiker...see lyrics...). Is Neil referring to Mr Trump's new Watergate?

At 12/01/2017 06:49:00 PM, Blogger vic said...

I am enjoying the neilyoungarchives site so much. Only a few listens so far sound so good and fun to wander through the files. Looking forward to tonight's concert. Neil, thanks for this!

At 12/01/2017 09:53:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said... took a bit but Neil hit his stride....lots of piano again.....quite an emotional experience watching him at 72 and thinking back to all he’s done in his career.....I know I’ve been quite negative toward Neil a lot recently but this show erased almost all of it for me....

At 12/01/2017 10:04:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Spectacular concert tonite. The Archive site is wonderful as well. Thank you Neil & company.

At 12/01/2017 10:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW --- THAT was something else ??? --- 1:45 of olde neil pikkin and plukkin the piano ( and pumpin the organ ) --- I saw james mazzeo post on the chat so I sent him a message back --- and he sent me one back ! --- I don't really know him but I was at the Star hill mill hiking and jeeping around back in the DAY --- so maybe I do know him ??? --- neils Steinway grand piano was the one they accidently burned in the mill tee-pee burner incident --- same grand he was using tonight --- how the **** do you transport that beast from Malibu to MEMEMEE ?? --- LOTS A $$$$ ??? 747 AIR CARGO ???

At 12/01/2017 11:37:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

One way of transporting a grand piano , a standup and pipe organ to Omemee .... spend a few dollars on Canadian Crude oil.
Real interesting .... Dirty old men are being held accountable for their crimes against women..... Yet dirty old polluters like Neil Young that have burned more fuel than any everyday people continue to preach and pollute without accountability .
The arrogance and the nerve to get on stage and sing songs about respecting Mother Earth .
Shame on you Neil Young !

At 12/02/2017 12:45:00 AM, Blogger forest rph said...

Does anyone know waht beer Neil was drinking? It had a blueish label.

At 12/02/2017 01:53:00 AM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Outstanding Neil looking back, any regrets Neil?

At 12/02/2017 07:21:00 AM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

I think hi usually de-labels his beer before bringing on stage. Wasn't that the case last night?

At 12/02/2017 08:58:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It looked like he was drinking New Belgium Fat Tire

At 12/02/2017 10:19:00 AM, Blogger medward said...

It was a Fat Tire alright. Great brew

At 12/02/2017 11:01:00 AM, Blogger forest rph said...

Thanks for the quick answer on Neil's beer. Trasher's wheat always comes through with the answers.

At 12/02/2017 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Really enjoyed the concert last night in real time. They shot some nice "bokeh" shots around the piano and thought Daryl & the crew did a fine job with that.

Had a lot of fun wondering through the early years of the archives with all the images Joel B. took that I had not seen before and the documents and, of course, the music.

Was kind of hoping for more reviews (Springfield, early CH and CSNY) but copyright issues might stand in the way of that. Remember I sent Elliott clips of mine from the Ypsilanti Press (Rust Never Sleeps at Pine Knob), and three from weekly Variety in NYC (International Harvesters, Solo/Trans and the Grey Riders) plus the Willie Nelson interview that Neil arranged for me before the debut of Farm Aid.

Had two copies of the 1974 CSNY wrap-up in Rolling Stone that came up backstage in conversation, and Elliott didn't, so I sent that in for the archives, too.

Can't remember if sending the full Rolling Stone issue to Lookout Management was thirty years ago or so during the Garage tour or twenty years ago or so when Lookout Mama and I went backstage together in Raleigh. "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana," as Townes Van Zandt used to say but I think he was quoting Groucho.

Guess what I'm saying is they have more than they are sharing in the digital archives.

The current Rolling Stone online has links to it all here for the streaming show last night, the possible unreleased albums and the digital archives...

At 12/02/2017 12:45:00 PM, Blogger Shakeydave said...

I thought it was a very sweet and heartfelt concert - once again Neil brought me back to my hometown in my heart and in everyones heart - long may he run!

Happy Christmas Neil!


At 12/02/2017 01:14:00 PM, Blogger ViP said...

So there actually is a "Freedom Live" ready somewhere. And "Toast". And "Crazy Horse Garage". And "Solo Trans" (I love Trans, I really do). And they may drop any time. Which for me means everyday wil be like Christmas Eve from now on.
It is good to be alive.

At 12/02/2017 02:45:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Blown away,- I was.

At 12/02/2017 06:16:00 PM, Blogger The Young Oslo Neil said...

So you, John EH Connelly, would be happy if Neil sang "rocking in the free world" and shut up. (and used a digital sample piano) " I guess you know, "Mother earth" is a 27 year old song. Did you think he should have been shameful back then in 1990 as well?

At 12/02/2017 06:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The concert was magnificent

At 12/02/2017 07:11:00 PM, Blogger anon said...

Forgive me
I am not a troll
But I was shocked at how old Neil appeared:
Confused, tentative, strumming not picking
plaintive, child-like

At 12/02/2017 07:41:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

So why spew venom here? Are you a fan? If not, push off. Go pester someone else.

At 12/02/2017 10:48:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I watched online from Japan. Neil was as wobbly (warbly) and clunky as ever, and all the better for it. Just like other FB and Twitter posters commented, my heart was thumping throughout the gig, but my eyes stung like hell when he played "There's a world" and "Don't be denied", which we so rarely get to hear live. But the highlights for me were "Stand Tall" and the exquisite encores.

At 12/02/2017 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Fat tire? Yuk. Used to be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

At 12/03/2017 12:55:00 AM, Blogger SONY said...

Oh Neil, Omemee, Omymy! What a sweet show. Neil is quite the entertainer, and quite the host. Loved that line about forgettin' his belt and being worried about the butt-crack showing. Playin Theres a World on a 150+ year old piano was also great, and rooting for himself with every mistake. He's the only one I ever saw play 2 halls at once! That was a treat. Merry Christmas!

At 12/03/2017 07:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

... It was presented, it terms of the set and camera work, with great craft and care. NY was in great voice, soulful and funny. The set list was amazing.

The whole thing was tremendously moving.

We are blessed to still have this man walking among us.

At 12/03/2017 07:21:00 AM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Totally agree - up close. Interesting his version of Old Man at 72 adds to the depth of the song. Not sure about some of the new stuff, but what a great show almost made me forget about The Visitor. Respect to Neil for still being out there and pulling out a show like this with humour & grace.

At 12/03/2017 10:04:00 AM, Blogger Rob Hogendoorn said...

Having registered, I received a confirmation e-mail saying:

'Between now and June 30, you’ll have free access to the entire Neil Young Archives with unlimited streaming. So have at it! (And don’t worry; once your trial is up, you’ll be able to sign up for a subscription at a very modest cost.)'

At 12/03/2017 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I was very impressed with his voice. Sounded much better than in years past. Also, i was surprised how well the Storytone songs fit into that set. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and will be watching it again.

At 12/03/2017 10:50:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

2017-12-01, Coronation Hall, Omemee, Ontario, Canada
From Somewhere In Canada
1. Comes A Time
2. Love Is A Rose
3. Journey Through The Past
4. Long May You Run
5. I'm Glad I Found You
6. Tumbleweed
7. Old Man
8. Old King
9. Someday
10. There's A World
11. Stand Tall*
12. War Of Man
13. Don't Be Denied
14. Helpless
15. Heart Of Gold
16. One Of These Days
17. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
18. Sugar Mountain

At 12/03/2017 01:22:00 PM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

Confession: I missed the stream, due to not being in Canada and inactive Facebook account. So I hope to enjoy the film on video at some reasonably soon point in time. That’s to say, let’s hope it doesn’t go the way of the Trunk Show. Set list looks good, although I’m a bit disappointed not to see “A Dream that Can Last” after it was teased. Did I mention I’m exceptionally fond of SWA?

Also, @Mr. Rickman, I’ll take your remark on the Storytone songs as a small victory. Just a little vindication for having championed that album in response to its critics. I should add I don’t mind difference of opinion. But I did particularly feel some might be missing the trees for the wood with Storytone.

All the orchestral and big band dressing doesn’t define that record and, though I may be. in the minoeiry, I find the Tone currently gets more time with my ears than the Pill.

At 12/03/2017 05:12:00 PM, Blogger Shoffology said...

Anyone else here notice that the version of Crazy Horse take of Birds in the Archive is a full-length version with both verses?


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