Crazy old Neil Young has set yet another release date for his Archives set, according to Rolling Stone. We’re looking at January 27, 2009. At least until they change it again…
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.”
That’s a lot of dough. Ten Blu-ray discs for $432? If my math isn’t too far off, that comes out to $43.20 per disc, which seems kinda high. Then again, you’ve gotta be kinda high to believe that you’re really going to be holding this in your hands on January 27, 2009.
Via Aquarium Drunkard, who’s currently hosting the bootleg, Chrome Dreams.