Neil Young's Blu-ray 'Archives' Get New Date

Posted Wed Mar 25, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Neil Young: Archives Volume One - (1963-!972)

More details and a new street date have emerged for Neil Young's 'Archives Volume One,' with the man himself announcing an early-June Blu-ray release via his official website.

As previously reported, the rock legend had announced ambitious plans last year to release his entire back catalog on Blu-ray in multiple, extensive special edition box sets. A tentative February 24 street date was originally announced for the Warner Music Group release, but never materialized.

Now, Young has stated that the first installment in the landmark Blu-ray release, 'Neil Young: Archives Volume One (1963-1972)' is planned for a June 2 street date.

Spanning ten discs, the set will boast no less than 128 tracks, among them 43 unreleased songs and 13 never-before-heard by the public.

Also included are two complete live albums, "Live At The Fillmore East" and "Live At Massey Hall 1971."
Video extras feature the full-length documentary "Journey Through the Past."

Rounding out this impressive Blu-ray release is a 236-page hardcover book, plus lyrics written by Neil Young, newspaper articles, letters and a Young timeline.

Suggested retail price for the box set has been set at $431.99.

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Neil Young: Archives Volume One - (1963-!972) (Blu-ray)
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