The second instalment of Neil Young’s Archives project is progressing well, with Archives Volume 2 promising “even more content” than 2009’s 10-disc Volume 1, according to Young’s official website, www.neilyoung.com.
Volume 2 will cover Young’s mid 1970s-to-early-1980s period, and along with “many unreleased tracks”, four unreleased albums will be made officially available for the first time. Three of these albums are studio recordings – the legendary, long-bootlegged Chrome Dreams, 1975’s Homegrown and Oceanside-Country. The fourth is a document of Young’s 1976 tour, Odeon-Budokan.
Although Archives Volume 1 was notable for its adoption of Blu-Ray technology, the four albums – issued as part of the NYA Special Release Series – will initially only be available on vinyl, mastered from analogue tapes. “They were originally created for that format,” adds Young. “So now is the time to get your new phonograph player.”
More details as we get them!