Neil Young Archives: Vol 1. 1963-1972 Due 6/2

Neil Young Archives Vol 1. 1963-1972

Neil Young
The first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young himself will be released on June 2 through Reprise Records. Volume I covers the period from his earliest recordings with The Squires in Winnipeg, 1963, through to his classic 1972 album Harvest and beyond, including studio and live tracks with the legendary Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and Neil Young with Crazy Horse.

Audio in the Blu-ray edition is presented in ultra-high resolution 24-bit / 192 kHz stereo PCM state-of-the-art master quality sound, while audio in the DVD edition is presented in high resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz stereo PCM audiophile quality sound. The CD edition is presented in standard resolution 16-bit / 44 kHz stereo PCM CD quality sound.

Each of the 10 Blu-ray discs feature 1920x1080 high definition picture quality while the 10 DVD discs have 720x480 standard definition picture quality.

An interactive timeline feature, which presents an in-depth overview of Young's life and career, is in both the Blu-ray and DVD editions, The Timeline on the Blu-ray edition is enhanced with BD Liveā„¢ capability, which enables users to download additional content to their players or to external drives.

Completing Volume 1 in the Blu-ray and DVD editions is Young's acclaimed first film, "Journey Through The Past," which is now available for the first time since its original theatrical release in 1973. This disc features pristine picture transfer, audio presented in both DTS-HD 5.1 surround and stereo 24-bit / 96 kHz PCM, plus archival materials.

The Blu-ray and DVD editions are sold in a durable custom display box that houses a lavish 236-page full-color hardbound book that features additional archival materials, tapes database, and detailed descriptions of the music and artwork; a foldout Archives poster, a custom keeper for the 10 sleeved discs, and more. The CD edition is sold in a custom disc keeper for the 8 sleeved discs and descriptive booklet.

Click here for a note from Neil on why Blu-ray is better.

Go here for Pre-order info and a cool video.

And for more on Neil, check our exclusive feature/interview where our Editor Kayceman meets with Neil in Northern California here.


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