Neil Young Album Tracks Not on the Archives

Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972)If you were to believe the press surrounding the release of Neil Young‘s epic Archives Vol. 1, you would understandably assume that the set is definitive. USA Today went as far as claiming that the box “compiles every song he wrote and recorded in that period, plus all significant performances.” Well, even a cursory glimpse at the track listings of Neil’s officially released albums would reveal the blatant fallacy of this statement. Clearly, the fact checkers have all been downsized.

Fortunately for the completists out there, on the same day that the Archives were released, Neil also quietly released remastered versions of his first four albums to iTunes and Amazon MP3. A spokesman has confirmed that physical releases will follow, eventually, on HDCD and vinyl. Below, we list the album tracks not included on the Archives.

Neil Young

• “The Emperor Of Wyoming” (not included on Archives)

• “If I Could Have Her Tonight” (not included on Archives)

• “String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill” (not included on Archives)

• “I’ve Been Waiting For You” (Archives contains previously unreleased mix)

• “Here We Are In The Years” (Archives contains second version)

• “What Did You Do To My Life” (Archives contains previously unreleased mix)

See what’s missing from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Goldrush, and Harvest after the jump…

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

• “The Losing End (When You’re On)” (not included on Archives)

After the Goldrush

• “Oh Lonesome Me” (Archives contains previously unreleased mix)

• “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” (Archives contains first pressing version)

• “Birds” (Archives contains 45 RPM mono version, and earlier version)

• “When You Dance, I Can Really Love” (Archives contains first pressing version)


• “Out On The Weekend” (not included on Archives)

• “There’s A World” (not included on Archives)

• “A Man Needs A Maid” (Archives contains previously unreleased mix)

• “Words (Between The Lines Of Age)” (Archives contains Journey Through the Past version)

Note: some of these tracks may be included as “hidden tracks” on the Blu-ray and DVD versions, but they are not on CD version.

Coming soon: The Glorious Noise Consumers Guide to the Non-Album tracks on the Archives. Update: As promised, here it is: 21 Essential Songs from Neil Young’s Archives Vol. 1.

Spotify: Album Tracks Not on Archives Vol. 1

Apple Music: Album Tracks Not on Archives Vol. 1

Update #2: I originally forgot the Neil related songs on the Journey Through the Past soundtrack, which remains out of print:

• “For What It’s Worth/Mr. Soul” (Buffalo Springfield at “The Hollywood Palace” on January 20th, 1967)

• “Find the Cost of Freedom/Ohio” (CSNY live at the Fillmore East on June 5, 1970)

• “Southern Man” (CSNY live at the Fillmore East on June 5, 1970)

• “Are You Ready for the Country?” (alt version)

• “Alabama” (alt version with harmony discussion)

• “Soldier” (Archives contains previously unreleased mix)

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One thought on “Neil Young Album Tracks Not on the Archives”

  1. Further evidence why Neil’s box set is a royal screw job. When I was heavy into Neil in the mid-90s I drove a car (several, actually) that cost less than the Bluray edition of Archives. Let’s keep in mind that this is just Vol. 1 — there are more to come. How can anyone be expected to shell out over $1000 for Neil box sets and STILL NOT GET EVERYTHING!

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