Neil Young Archives: New Release Date

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.

5 thoughts on “Neil Young Archives: New Release Date”

  1. “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.”

    that was said many, many times with regards to chinese democracy as well and look what happened.

  2. True, but Axl’s only been promising Chinese Democracy since 1999, while Neil’s been promising the Archives since 1993! It was originally scheduled to be released in the fall of 1993, after six songs from it were included on Lucky 13. Which is pretty hilarious now, considering that we propbably won’t get to the 80s output that was included on Lucky 13 until Archives Vol. 4 at the earliest…

    Neil’s a nut.

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