Neil Young Archives on CD

Good old Neil. Remember earlier this year when he said he wasn’t going to release his long awaited Archives on CD? Well, he changed his mind. Like he does. Neil Young’s ‘Archive’ To Be Available On CD, DVD:

This fall, the “Archive” series will begin to roll out with a 10-disc set of performances from 1963-72. Contrary to previous reports, and Young’s own comments in the media, the set will be available in standard CD and DVD configurations and not exclusively in Blu-ray, but Young says he hopes fans will take advantage of the state-of-the-art format.

“Blu-ray is the future,” Young tells Billboard. “It sounds the best, the navigating system is the best. I’ve made a lot of CDs and we’ve made a lot of DVDs, and Blu-ray technology is so far superior to anything else. The fact there aren’t many players out there now doesn’t meant that much to me, because it is the future, so I would rather focus on what’s next. If you were to get a Blu-ray of the ‘Archive,’ you would get the best.”

Notice the lack of a set release date. Not that actually having a set release date has ever prevented Neil from totally abandoning it. But still. It just makes us feel a little more hopeful when we can circle a number on our calendars…

But anyway, it looks like I won’t have to buy a PS3 for the Blu-ray after all.

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