Neil Young Archives Volume 1 on CD

Neil Young Archives Volume I (1963 - 1972)Just a little note to let people know that you can pre-order the CD version now for $72.99: Neil Young Archives Volume I (1963 – 1972) (8 CD with 160 page book).

This is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young himself. This series is the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of work. Volume I covers the period from his earliest recordings with the Squires in Winnipeg, 1963, through to his classic 1972 album, Harvest and beyond, including studio and live tracks with the legendary Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse. This CD edition contains 8 discs, each in its own custom sleeve, with a total of 116 tracks, all presented in HDCD quality sound, and featuring over 40 previously unreleased songs, versions, mixes, or rare tracks. This edition is housed in a custom disc keeper holding the 8 sleeved discs, a descriptive booklet, and a foldout archives poster.

Except we know it’s not actually 100% comprehensive. But oh well, it still looks totally dope. And at $72.99, it’s even reasonably affordable. Especially compared to the Blu-ray version ($281.99) and the DVD version ($199.99). Then again, those versions have 10 discs (including the movie, Journey Through the Past) with tons of interactive features…

You can order the individual Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs for $27.99, $18.99, and $15.99, respectively, from Neil’s Warner/Reprise shop. So I’ll probably end up dropping another Jackson for Journey Through the Past.

Full CD track list after the jump…


Disc 01 EARLY YEARS (1963-1968)

  1. Aurora The Squires – from the 45 RPM single (mono)
  2. The Sultan The Squires – from the 45 RPM single (mono)
  3. I Wonder The Squires – previously unreleased song (mono)
  4. Mustang The Squires – previously unreleased instrumental (mono)
  5. I’ll Love You Forever The Squires – previously unreleased song (mono)
  6. (I’m A Man And) I Can’t Cry The Squires – previously unreleased song (mono)
  7. Hello Lonely Woman Neil Young & Comrie Smith – previously unreleased version
  8. Casting Me Away From You Neil Young & Comrie Smith – previously unreleased song
  9. There Goes My Babe Neil Young & Comrie Smith – previously unreleased song
  10. Sugar Mountain Neil Young – previously unreleased demo version (mono)
  11. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing Neil Young – previously unreleased demo version (mono)
  12. Runaround Babe Neil Young – previously unreleased song (mono)
  13. The Ballad Of Peggy Grover Neil Young – previously unreleased song (mono)
  14. The Rent Is Always Due Neil Young – previously unreleased song (mono)
  15. Extra, Extra Neil Young – previously unreleased song (mono)
  16. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong Neil Young – from the Buffalo Springfield Box Set (mono)
  17. Burned Buffalo Springfield – from the album Buffalo Springfield (mono)
  18. Out Of My Mind Buffalo Springfield – from the album Buffalo Springfield (mono)
  19. Down, Down, Down Neil Young – previously unreleased version (mono)
  20. Kahuna Sunset Buffalo Springfield – from the Buffalo Springfield Box Set (mono)
  21. Mr. Soul Buffalo Springfield – from the Buffalo Springfield Box Set (mono)
  22. Sell Out Buffalo Springfield – previously unreleased song (mono)
  23. Down To The Wire Neil Young – from the album Decade (mono)
  24. Expecting To Fly Buffalo Springfield – from the album Buffalo Springfield
  25. Slowly Burning Neil Young – previously unreleased instrumental
  26. One More Sign Neil Young – from the Buffalo Springfield Box Set
  27. Broken Arrow Buffalo Springfield – from the album Buffalo Springfield Again
  28. I Am A Child Buffalo Springfield – from the album Last Time Around

Disc 02 TOPANGA 1 (1968-1969)

  1. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young – from the stereo promotional 45 RPM single-second pressing
  2. The Loner Neil Young – from the album Neil Young
  3. Birds Neil Young – previously unreleased version
  4. What Did You Do To My Life? Neil Young – previously unreleased mix
  5. The Last Trip To Tulsa Neil Young – from the album Neil Young
  6. Here We Are In The Years Neil Young – from the album Neil Young–second version
  7. I’ve Been Waiting For You Neil Young – previously unreleased mix
  8. The Old Laughing Lady Neil Young – from the album Neil Young
  9. I’ve Loved Her So Long Neil Young – from the album Neil Young
  10. Sugar Mountain Neil Young – previously unreleased stereo master
  11. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  12. Down By The River Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  13. Cowgirl In The Sand Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  14. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Disc 03 LIVE AT THE RIVERBOAT (TORONTO 1969)

  1. Sugar Mountain Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  2. The Old Laughing Lady Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  3. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  4. On The Way Home Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  5. I’ve Loved Her So Long Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  6. I Am A Child Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  7. 1956 Bubblegum Disaster Neil Young – previously unreleased song
  8. The Last Trip To Tulsa Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  9. Broken Arrow Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  10. Whiskey Boot Hill Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  11. Expecting To Fly Neil Young – previously unreleased live version

Disc 04 TOPANGA 2 (1969-1970)

  1. Cinnamon Girl Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  2. Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets) Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  3. Round And Round (It Won’t Be Long) Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  4. Oh Lonesome Me Neil Young with Crazy Horse – previously unreleased stereo mix
  5. Birds Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the 45 RPM single (mono)
  6. Everybody’s Alone Neil Young with Crazy Horse – Previously unreleased song
  7. I Believe In You Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album After The Gold Rush
  8. Sea Of Madness Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – from the original soundtrack album Woodstock
  9. Dance Dance Dance Neil Young with Crazy Horse – previously unreleased version
  10. Country Girl Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – from the album Déjà Vu
  11. Helpless Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – previously unreleased mix
  12. It Might Have Been Neil Young with Crazy Horse – previously unreleased live version

Disc 05 NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE–LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST (NEW YORK 1970)

  1. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  2. Winterlong
  3. Down By The River
  4. Wonderin’
  5. Come On Baby, Let’s Go Downtown
  6. Cowgirl In The Sand

all previously released live versions

Disc 06 TOPANGA 3 (1970)

  1. Tell Me Why Neil Young – from the album After The Gold Rush
  2. After The Gold Rush Neil Young – from the album After The Gold Rush
  3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart Neil Young – from the album After The Gold Rush
  4. Wonderin’ Neil Young – previously unreleased version
  5. Don’t Let It Bring You Down Neil Young – from the album After The Gold Rush-first pressing
  6. Cripple Creek Ferry Neil Young – from the album After The Gold Rush
  7. Southern Man Neil Young – from the album After The Gold Rush
  8. Till The Morning Comes Neil Young – from the album After The Gold Rush
  9. When You Dance, I Can Really Love Neil Young with Crazy Horse – from the album After The Gold Rush-first pressing
  10. Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – from the stereo 45 RPM single
  11. Only Love Can Break Your Heart Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – previously unreleased live version
  12. Tell Me Why Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – previously unreleased live version
  13. Music Is Love David Crosby, Graham Nash & Neil Young – from the album If I Could Only Remember My Name
  14. See The Sky About To Rain Neil Young – previously unreleased live version

Disc 07 LIVE AT MASSEY HALL (TORONTO 1971)

  1. On The Way Home
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Old Man
  4. Journey Through The Past
  5. Helpless
  6. Love In Mind
  7. A Man Needs A Maid/Heart Of Gold (Suite)
  8. Cowgirl In The Sand
  9. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  10. There’s A World
  11. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
  12. The Needle And The Damage Done
  13. Ohio
  14. See The Sky About To Rain
  15. Down By The River
  16. Dance Dance Dance
  17. I Am A Child

all previously released live versions

Disc 08 NORTH COUNTRY (1971-1972)

  1. Heart Of Gold Neil Young – previously unreleased live version
  2. The Needle And The Damage Done Neil Young – from the album Harvest
  3. Bad Fog Of Loneliness Neil Young with The Stray Gators – previously unreleased version
  4. Old Man Neil Young with The Stray Gators – from the album Harvest
  5. Heart Of Gold Neil Young with The Stray Gators – from the album Harvest
  6. Dance Dance Dance Neil Young – previously unreleased version
  7. A Man Needs A Maid Neil Young with the London Symphony Orchestra – previously unreleased mix
  8. Harvest Neil Young with The Stray Gators – from the album Harvest
  9. Journey Through The Past Neil Young with The Stray Gators – previously unreleased version
  10. Are You Ready For The Country? Neil Young with The Stray Gators – from the album Harvest
  11. Alabama Neil Young with The Stray Gators – from the album Harvest
  12. Words (Between The Lines Of Age) Neil Young with The Stray Gators – from the original soundtrack album Journey Through The Past
  13. Soldier Neil Young – previously unreleased mix
  14. War Song Neil Young & Graham Nash with The Stray Gators – from the 45 RPM single (mono)

3 thoughts on “Neil Young Archives Volume 1 on CD”

  1. Only 40 unreleased tracks?

    Not to be a dick but over eight CDs where a lot of the stuff comprises album tracks, stuff from the Buffalo Springfield box, that Massey Hall concert (which just came out) seems a little slight.

    I guess it’s nice Neil picked it all himself, but kind of pales in comparison to the Perfect Echo boots.

    Tho’ maybe Vol. 2 is the one to wait for — Chrome Dreams, Time Fades Away.

    I don’t know why I’m complaining. I’m going to buy it and love it.

  2. no way to please everyone, but I agree w/ frank that each disc should be packed out. the fillmore disc could have more.

    question. will the DVDs have a lot of cool video stuff or just pictures? i want CD’s but the DVD version of the massey hall show is fantastic.

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