NEIL YOUNG ARCHIVES BOX: IT'S REALLY HAPPENING

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i've seriously been waiting for most of my adult life for this.

dudez i'm so fucking stoked.

8 CD? 2 DVDS? shut yo mouth neil! step the fuck back, man, headz ain't ready for the shit you got...headz ain't ready man i swear they're not!

awesome.

M@tt He1ges0n, Friday, 16 March 2007 15:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'll believe it when I see it on the shelves. But yeah, it does look pretty awesome. And this one just goes up to 1972? Ha ha. Anyone have any idea how much this will cost me?

tylerw, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've been working at the studio where they've been preparing this. I practically jumped out of my skin when I saw the room with all the original tape reels. this is gonna be great.

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i think there are blurbs about it in the new archives Massey Hall CD (which is *sublime)

stevie, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wow really? any tidbits of info you'd like to share? I'm really hoping for "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and "After The Gold Rush" outtakes...

tylerw, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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tylerw, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh shit! footage from journey through the past! might he actually release the HDCD or the actual film on this? I've been kinda obsessed with that album for the past month.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

These things are going to be so awesome, although I'm still pretty skeptical considering how long they've been in the works. I remember when he first set up a website to hype these, I think I first saw it in, what, '98? But yeah, I am so thrilled to think these may actually see release soon. I just hope they aren't insanely expensive.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they're kinda understandably paranoid about the material and people stealing stuff so I didn't really pry. The studio's done the last few DVDs for Neil so there's some funny stories (band calling studio to see if anybody has any weed, etc.). This is all second-hand though, I've yet to meet the actual engineers involved with the archives project.

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So yeah, I think it has literally been 20 years since Shakey started talking about this project. Am I right in thinking that the audio portion of the box set will be all studio recordings (since the Performance Series single discs are covering the live shows)? An actual release of "Journey Through the Past" would be cool. I don't care how bad it is--it's got to be better than "Human Highway", right?

tylerw, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they're kinda understandably paranoid about the material and people stealing stuff so I didn't really pry.

understandable. but your first name *is* shakey after all, that should earn you some pull over there.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

An actual release of "Journey Through the Past" would be cool. I don't care how bad it is

it's actually really really good! totally corrosive version of "ohio", and the last half is like some messed-up audio collage that includes field recordings and a hypnotic 16 minute version of "words". I loves it. it smells like history.

but neil's such a heartbreaker, he'll probably put everything out *except* that.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 16:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i have journey through the past on vinyl, it's good.

the real tragedy of neil's back catalog though is "time fades away" being out of print.

M@tt He1ges0n, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah Time Fades Away is one of my favorites. "Yonder Stands the Sinner"!

but then I also like "Human Highway".

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've got Journey Through the Past on record as well--I was talking about the movie...will that ever see the light of day again? And yes, it is fairly ridiculous that Neil has never gotten around to issuing Time Fades Away on CD---it's one of his best albums! For serious.

tylerw, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

since this is actually on the label's website I would be surprised if it doesn't come out now. It would be nice if he'd reissue the early cds as well, since the packaging on them is kind of rubbish and they could do with a remaster treatment (I've held off buying anymore expecting this to happen for two years)

akm, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah, the only early one I have on CD is Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and its kinda too bright and crisp.

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(almost all my Neil stuff is on vinyl and I prefer it that way.)

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Neil sounds better on vinyl anyway. Just get the original records.

sexyDancer, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the hdcd remaster of time fades away leaked a while ago. it is awesome.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

avoid at all costs the "Everybody Knows..." CD. It is pretty crappy sounding compared to the LP. I think the remastered stuff on that recent greatest hits CD sounds a lot better, too.

And regarding the Times Fades Away HDCD leak--where can i find this?

tylerw, Friday, 16 March 2007 17:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sent you a message tylerw

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Can you send me a message as well? :)

J, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

when is the Time Fades Away HDCD set to be released?

Also, Shakey, I'm assuming that 2 of the 8 discs on this will be the Massey Hall and Fillmore ones that were just released? Is that correct?

M@tt He1ges0n, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

God, I hope not! That would be kind of lame, since I've already bought those two. The way I understood it was that the Live Performance Series was something different from the box set. But maybe I'm wrong?

tylerw, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Also, Shakey, I'm assuming that 2 of the 8 discs on this will be the Massey Hall and Fillmore ones that were just released? Is that correct?

I'll ask, but yeh this was my assumption too.

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

cool lemme know if you can...i haven't bought massey yet and if it is gonna be in the box i'll probably just hold off. thx

M@tt He1ges0n, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

As someone mentioned upthread, I think the Performance Series stuff that's been released is separate from the Archives boxes.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

when is the Time Fades Away HDCD set to be released?

there is no release date. it was supposed to be done with on the beach and whatever else was in that first wave of hdcds, but neil didn't like the way it came out and he put the kibosh on it. journey through the past was done in hdcd as well but that never leaked.

problem is both of the original releases were cobbled together from two track tapes, and parts of journey were pulled straight from video so there's only so far you can go in making them super hifi. tfa sounds great anyways. hopefully it will be in archives vol 2. as a ditch trilogy fan that will be wot gets me excited, tho having journey in vol 1 would be pretty reet.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.sidestreetrecords.com/articles/OddsSods/images/cd_2151Test1995x300.png

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Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

FFS

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Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

will it include the band before Buffalo Springfield where Neil Young played with Rick James?

Cameron Octigan, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

GODDAMNIT STET

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/edwardiii/jttp.png

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 18:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sent you a message j

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 19:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

From I can gather from what Niel's been sayin is that the NYArchvie boxes will contain EVERYTHING he ever recorded.

So you know the difference. Some of it is good, some of it is crap that wasn't released-there's a reason. Take a look, see what it is. That's what a fuckin' archive is about, not "Here's Neil Young in all his wonderfulness-the great, phenomenal fucking wonderfulness." That's not what I want.

I want people to know how fuckin' terrible I was. How scared I was and how great I was. The real picture-that's what I'm looking for. Not a product. And I think that's what the die-hard fans want - the whole fuckin' thing." -Neil Young

sexyDancer, Friday, 16 March 2007 19:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Grazia Ed!

J, Friday, 16 March 2007 19:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

okay, to answer some questions:
- my guy at the studio says yes, Massey Hall and Fillmore are going to be included on the box set. He also sez: "wow yer in for a treat, espesh the ealy 60s guitar inst. serf stuff ya think I kid, but no."
- As for Neil and Rick James in the Mynah Birds

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 19:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

goddammit.
phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/ wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=206976523&s=143441&i=206976875

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 19:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the updates. I'm kinda pissed now that I just shelled out for Fillmore and Massey tho.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 16 March 2007 19:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this will probably be one of the only boxed sets I've ever shelled out money for (the other one being BACK TO MONO)

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this will be the first box set i've ever bought. i'm dreading finding out how much this'll cost.

modestmickey, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

shakey, would you mind inquiring about journey through the past, album or film or both? no worries if you've pressed yr luck, don't want to turn this thread into a flood of q's for you. I'm just way curious about that.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haha - no worries, he's a close friend/bandmate/neighbor and we will be getting drunk and karaoke'ing later today as a matter of fact. I'll ask

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

scraping together a few amazon.com gift certificates and getting in on the pre-order price will probably take the edge off this one.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wow, thanks man.

Edward III, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this will be the first box set i've ever bought. i'm dreading finding out how much this'll cost.

don't worry I'll hook you up with an illegal download just like you like

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Back to Mono goes for like $15 these days

sexyDancer, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

timely

modestmickey, Friday, 16 March 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This sounds fantastic. Just hope I don't have to sell a pint or two of blood to afford it.

leavethecapital, Friday, 16 March 2007 21:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I love how this whole thing creates more questions than it answers

sleeve, Friday, 29 December 2017 15:39 (one year ago) Permalink

classic neil

h.p. minecraft (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 29 December 2017 16:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Glanced at this site, still confused. Is it just a pile of streamable files? Can you download, or does that cost money?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 December 2017 16:05 (one year ago) Permalink

right now it's just a very weirdly organized streaming site built around either a weird timeline or "file cabinet" interface
you can buy hi-rez files from some weird neil young orastream site but the albums end up costing $20+ for downloads, or it links off to physical copies on amazon
haven't had much lucking getting songs to actually play today could be my work connection tho :/

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 December 2017 16:52 (one year ago) Permalink

but you can get a tour from neil himself!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=fPKbeSRnox0

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 December 2017 16:53 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

News Items From The Archives Page (That You Can't C'n'P From):

Film and Audio for Alchemy, chronicling the most recent Crazy Horse tour, is imminent...pending on the finalization of the cover art.

The '73 Roxy collection is in pre-production and should be ready "in time for a March release"

A weekly "Movie Night" of vault footage is coming to the website.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 26 January 2018 21:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

News Items From The Archives Page (That You Can't C'n'P From)

lol

Karl Malone, Friday, 26 January 2018 21:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

who knows if it'll actually come out in march ... but i am psyched for that roxy 73 release.

tylerw, Friday, 26 January 2018 22:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

dodgy audience tape of one of those nights is here ... band is smoking: http://ia801309.us.archive.org/13/items/NeilYoung1973-09-21LateTheRoxyLosAngelesCA/NeilYoung1973-09-21LateTheRoxyLosAngelesCA.mp3?cnt=0

tylerw, Friday, 26 January 2018 22:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

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A giant time machine cabinet.

There are files and files for years and years, all full of music. Albums and tracks, bits and pieces, manuscripts and art, film and video. I live there.

Each song is being backed up with the archival material that relates to it and to the creation of it, from song writing to band jams, the history of this music is there. It’s never finished, it is huge and growing. We work night and day expanding the window you can see this archival stuff through.

Come and visit the cabinet and take a look inside. If you like my music, this should be a good place to wander and spend the light and dark hours.

I am here now, reaching out to you, but I wont be here for long, I’ll be there at NYA with my music, new and old. I’ll be on the Timeline. Every day, I will be choosing the song of the day. I will be there writing, ruminatIng and ramblIng. We have a newspaper ( The Times-Contrarian ) full of updates, projects and upcoming events related to my music.

If you want to hear my music and would like to have the option to listen to it with all the depth and glory of high resolution, it will be there. All my new records can be heard there first, before they get released anywhere else. New unreleased albums from the archives, old unreleased albums from the archives. Will always be heard there first.

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Tickets to all our shows will be offered there first, and occasionally we will have surprise live streams from our Hearse Theatre, for those who can’t attend. We just streamed the 5/5/18 NYCH Reunion. Right now we are offering the best seats in the house for a short series of SOLO shows in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and Boston to our NYA Community friends and members first, before tickets are made available to the public. After June 1, our presale tickets will be available to members only, so join us if you can.

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portable this fall. on the web now

Barnaby, Hardly, Sunday, 13 May 2018 06:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

When tracks become downloadable as opposed to streamable, and the site isn't a giant baffling clusterfuck, I will subscribe

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 13 May 2018 11:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

it literally doesn't work on phones is the thing that blows me away

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 13 May 2018 13:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

classic neil

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 13 May 2018 13:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

I can think of no legitimate reason why Homegrown still has not been released, and it infuriates me to no end. That's Neil tho

J. Sam, Sunday, 13 May 2018 13:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

wait...didn't NYA launch last year? was that all a weird dream?

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Sunday, 13 May 2018 13:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

all in a dream, all in a dream
the uploading had begun

niels, Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Yessss. Sounds enticing

1-800-CALL-ATT (Karl Malone), Saturday, 13 October 2018 05:13 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rvVjBfcJ7w&feature=youtu.be

mizzell, Friday, 19 October 2018 15:38 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe not the most exciting release, since it's been bootlegged for decades, but it deserves to be in the official canon (and the cleaned up "Campaigner" definitely sounds great).
Does seem like it should be a double disc with Crazy Horse performances from that tour rounding out the picture, but that would make too much sense, wouldn't it.

tylerw, Friday, 19 October 2018 15:50 (two months ago) Permalink

so these are just the songs already available as the Bernstein tapes? they are great! but yes not so exciting then as a new release.

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 19 October 2018 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah as far as i can tell it's the bernstein tapes, no more no less

tylerw, Friday, 19 October 2018 16:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Is there a reason for the title, or am I an idiot for even asking?

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 19 October 2018 16:43 (two months ago) Permalink

there's a stoney monologue about judy garland at the beginning

tylerw, Friday, 19 October 2018 16:44 (two months ago) Permalink

makes me wish the canterbury house release was called Songs for Really Great Diet Pills.

mizzell, Friday, 19 October 2018 17:56 (two months ago) Permalink

This page details what you get from scrolling down to the youtube link: solo & full band, from Yesteryear of The Horse.
https://www.jambase.com/article/neil-young-crazy-horse-performing-live-in-1976

dow, Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:07 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm a made man.

So....to get presale tickets for one of the three theater shows he's doing in Minneapolis I am a card carrying subscriber to Neil Young Archives.

Is there anything supposed to be exclusive to subscribers? I can't really find anything so far...

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 December 2018 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

It's all been uploaded to yr PONO

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Songs for Judy is fine but I dunno, it's like...the 5th most interesting solo acoustic Archives release?

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

i dunno, i think it's my favorite of his solo acoustic things? nice and stoney and loose, some real deep cuts. massey hall is probably the closest competition. it's just dumb that there isn't a second disc of crazy horse stuff from the same tour.

tylerw, Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:10 (one month ago) Permalink

speaking of which, this is one of my fave electric sets from the period: https://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/181018875542/neil-young-crazy-horse-music-hall-boston

tylerw, Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

lol here comes more ... it's becoming clear that neil is (even more than usual) making all of this up as he goes:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dufc59EVAAEsr-3.jpg:large

tylerw, Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow... honestly though another albums worth of Ragged Glory is pretty damn exciting, also hopefully a tour? Would love to see the Nils lineup tour

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, it sounds awesome! just funny that 30+ years into the archives process, they're like "what the hell is this? we should put this out!"
dunno about crazy horse touring ... my guess is if they do more shows it'll be along the lines of this year's california shows (a short run).

tylerw, Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Would love the vinyl of this but its probably gonna be like $100 isnt it

Οὖτις, Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

They seemed to have learned the lesson from the unsold copies of A Treasure and Americana that will be in record stores for years to come

Songs for Judy is double lp and $25ish, Hitchhiker single vinyl I think I paid around $17 but was also at my local Mom n pop so could have been cheaper probably

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm confused...are they saying only these unreleased tracks were recorded at Plywood Analog? Because the album (according to the liner notes) was recorded at Plywood Digital, and was the second of three (or four, if you count Arc-Weld) albums he recorded digitally before he realized he hated digital recording.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

haha, yeah, i have no idea.

tylerw, Sunday, 16 December 2018 22:21 (one month ago) Permalink

anything relying on Neil's memory is sketchy at this point

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 16 December 2018 22:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow... honestly though another albums worth of Ragged Glory is pretty damn exciting

this

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Monday, 17 December 2018 09:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I am ready for Ragged Glory II

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 17 December 2018 15:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Next NYA post: Sorry, more tapes have been discovered and you're now getting Everybody's Rockin' II.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 17 December 2018 15:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Gotta a feeling that Neil's trips through the archives are all along these lines:

"Whoa there's so much good stuff we didn't use for Fork In The Road! We should put this out!"

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 17 December 2018 15:42 (one month ago) Permalink

there's a video in the archives now with him going through various old memorabilia and you can kinda tell that the people working for him are like "this is going to be our only chance for the next year to get him to pay attention to this shit"

tylerw, Monday, 17 December 2018 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Americanarama!

EZ Snappin, Monday, 17 December 2018 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Doghouse take 2 -> 17

StanM, Monday, 17 December 2018 16:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Landing On More Water

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 17 December 2018 17:02 (one month ago) Permalink

people working for him are like "this is going to be our only chance for the next year to get him to pay attention to this shit"

I can verify this is the case from firsthand accounts

Οὖτις, Monday, 17 December 2018 17:18 (one month ago) Permalink


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