Neil Young Archives on Blu-ray

Musician Neil Young at Sun's JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, May 6, 2008  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)The Associated Press reporter is obviously not aware of the whole Neil Young Archives saga. For one thing, it’s being referred to as Neil Young’s “archive” (singular, lower-case, etc.). Nevertheless, there’s some interesting info in the report. Neil Young to release archive on Blu-ray discs:

The first installment of Young’s archive will cover the years 1963 to 1972 and will be released as a 10-disc set this fall on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records.

Young said the archives will be released chronologically and include some previously unreleased songs, videos, handwritten manuscripts and other memorabilia, in addition to the high-resolution audio that Blu-ray technology is known for.

Fans can download more content like songs, photos and tour information directly to the Blu-ray discs as the content becomes available. […]

Earlier technology didn’t offer the ability to browse archive material while listening to songs in high-resolution audio, Young noted.

“Previous technology required unacceptable quality compromises,” he said in a statement. “I am glad we waited and got it right.”

This was hinted at before. But this sounds pretty cool… potentially. Of course, it’s still vaporware. But at least it’s gotta be better than that fucking Toast project. Jeez.

So maybe now I’ll have to start thinking about getting a Playstation 3 instead of an Xbox 360. It won’t be just to play Rock Band anymore…

3 thoughts on “Neil Young Archives on Blu-ray”

  1. Thanks to Blu-ray technology, Neil has finally found a way to release the Archives and still piss off his fans. Amazing!

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