Back in 2009, Neil Young released the first part of his archives that are covering his complete career – Neil Young Archives Vol 1: 1963-1972. Now, this first part of the collection which has been out of print for over a decade is being reissued. The release date is set for November 10, 2023, via Reprise Records.
This collection will arrive in three formats: a 10-disc deluxe edition in either Blu-ray or DVD and an 8-disc CD box. The 8-CD box set is being re-issued in its original format – housed in the “Garypak,” a unique package designed by Young’s longtime art director, the late Gary Burden. Each CD has its own custom sleeve.
At the time of release in 2009, 13 of the songs had never been released before. A further 34 tracks were previously unreleased live or alternate versions. The repertoire covers the first decade of Neil Young’s career, including material from the Squires, Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and his early solo albums.
From the Sept. 29 announcement: “The start of a musician’s career is not only an intriguing collection of what happened, but maybe even more important is a gaze into what their future might hold. With musical artist Neil Young Archives Vol 1: 1963-1972 offers the sounds of his first decade, but just as importantly holds a light on the future of what’s to come. Young’s world of sound and spirit remains a never-ending adventure. It starts here.”
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