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According to the new issue of Rolling Stone, at long last, the first volume from Neil Young’s vast archives have a firm release date. Looks pretty outstanding, but I am curious if the format (DVD and Blu-Ray only), and the price point, will curb fans enthusiasm. Excerpt below.

After more than 20 years, the first volume of Young’s career-spanning box set is finally coming out. The 10-disc set (available in Blu-ray for $432 or DVD for $345, and eventually in CD and download formats) is built around an interactive timeline that allows users to access hundreds of hours of audio and video, ranging from Young’s high school band through 1972′s Harvest. “There’s photos, there’s original lyrics, there’s all the materials that make up a career,” says Larry Johnson, the set’s producer. So when is Vol. 2 due? “Now that we’ve done the format,” says Young, “it’ll be quicker.” [From Issue 1066 — November 27, 2008]

Neil Young :: Chrome Dreams (Rust Edition)

Re-post from 2007. What you see below is a bootleg acetate version of what is thought by many to be the original track listing for Chrome Dreams just prior to Young scrapping the project in 1977. A number of the tracks made their way on to various LPs while some remain officially unreleased. We originally posted these just prior to the release of Young’s Chrome Dreams II.

The following wiki excerpt for Chrome Dreams sheds some light: “The version of “Powderfinger” included is the original acoustic demo, while the “Sedan Delivery” featured is at a slower pace than the Rust Never Sleeps take and contains an additional verse. “Pocahontas” is the same version heard on Rust Never Sleeps without overdubs. “Hold Back the Tears” is a radically different take compared to the one that appears on American Stars ‘N Bars, also featuring additional lyrics. “Too Far Gone” would not see release until 1989‘s Freedom.”

Download:
MP3:
Neil Young :: Pocahontas (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Will To Love (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Star Of Bethlehem (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Like A Hurricane (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Too Far Gone (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Hold Back The Tears (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Homegrown (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Captain Kennedy (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Stringman (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Sedan Delivery (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Powderfinger (chrome dreams version)
MP3: Neil Young :: Look Out For My Love (chrome dreams version)
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13 Responses to “Neil Young :: Archives Box Set, January 27th”

  1. Thanks so much.
    Lost all my Neil a while ago in a hard-drive & personal meltdown. Love the posts.
    Hope you’re well.
    Nick

  2. So whats the track listing I cant find it anywhere?

  3. Grabbed this last year when you first posted and am still loving it. How about a repost of “Time Fades Away”?

  4. this post just motivated me to get into about 3 hrs of non stop neil young you tube acton. I’ve said it 8 million times in my life, but this dude is just awesome, plain and simple. If you love Neil Young, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, there’s no selling someone on Neil Young. You either love him, or you don’t. And if you do, hearing the first few bars of “powderfinger”reminds you that you’re alive.

  5. Your little yahoo on page player thingy is broken down all over this place. The Dylan /Cash songs can’t be found, DBT comes up Vic Chestnutt. And Neil won’t come up either.

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  7. @ Kyle – Is it giving your problems still? I just tried playing a bunch of tracks and all worked and were synced up correctly.

  8. Any way you can repost the bonus cuts as well? How did this record get scrapped?!!!?!!

  9. @ Joe, sure man. I have them on this laptop again as well.

  10. No one knows the track listing of this new boxset?

  11. Wow, these tracks are amazing. This would have been a smash had he released it. If anyone has enough interesting tracks kicking around in the closet it’s got to be Neil.

  12. this is certainly one of my favorite boots – traded for it years ago – and not at all surprised to see it posted on AD – keep the good tunes flowin

  13. Pictured in my my mind. Hope you get this Neil, You singing the theme song to, Ready for this? CORNER GASS.

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