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Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972
Release date June 2, 2009
Audio Standard DVD Blu-Ray
A Treasure 
Release June 2011
 
* Denotes Previously Unreleased Track
1 *Amber Jean (9/20/84) Nashville Now TV - Nashville, TN
2 Are You Ready For The Country? (9/21/84) Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
3 It Might Have Been 9/25/84 Austin City Limits TV - Austin, Texas
4 Bound For Glory 9/29/84 Gilleys's Rodeo Arena - Pasadena, TX
5 *Let Your Fingers Do The Walking (10/22/84) Universal Amphit - Universal City, CA
6 Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (10/26/84) Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA
7 Motor City (10/26/84) Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA
8 *Soul Of A Woman (10/26/84) Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA
9 Get Back To The Country (10/26/84) Greek Theater - Berkeley, CA
10 Southern Pacific (9/1/85) Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
11 *Nothing Is Perfect (9/1/85) Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
12 *Grey Riders (9/10/85) Pier 84 - New York City, NY
Neil Young discusses various aspects of the CD and Blu-ray A Treasure

Press Release

Renowned rocker unearths live country album recorded with The International Harvesters while touring in 1984-85.

Neil Young will release a brand-new album, entitled A Treasure, on June 14th, on Reprise Records. 

The 12-track live album, A Treasure includes songs - 5 of which are previously unreleased -- recorded during Young's 1984 and 1985 U.S. tours without the support of an album or Young's then record label due to unique and unusual circumstances. Among those, "Grey Riders" will be the first track serviced to radio. A Treasure features Young's onstage work with some of the greatest artists in the history of country music, including the late, great Ben Keith on steel and slide guitar and Rufus Thibodeaux on fiddle, along with living legends Spooner Oldham and
Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Tim Drummond and Joe Allen on bass, and Karl Himmel on drums, among many others. A Treasure is Young's first release since last year's Grammy- and Juno Award-winning album, Le Noise.

The live album captures this iconic artist during a fascinating time in his career, when he was facing criticism and lawsuits from his then current record company for exploring a more traditionally country sound.

"You can call me erratic," Young said when asked at the time about his tendency toward musical shape-shifting, "but I've been consistent about it, consistently erratic." Always celebrated for his musical versatility, A Treasure, is akin to a sonic time capsule, instantly transporting the listener to the time and place when it was made. "I love this record," Young says. "I hadn't heard these takes in 25 years, but when we unearthed them co-producer Ben Keith said, 'This is a treasure.'"

Part of what makes A Treasure so compelling is the musical contributions of The International Harvesters, with whom Young was playing at the time. Many of them were already paragons within the country music world and their notoriety has only grown in the years since. "I just love to hear those guys," Young says. "They're all country music legends." Those behind the scenes also made significant contributions to A Treasure's sonic potency. Tim Mulligan mixed and mastered the tracks. At the time these songs were recorded, Bob Sterne was the tour manager, Tim Foster ran the stage, and Larry Cragg was in charge of the band's instruments.

A Treasure will be released in several formats, including standard CD, vinyl, digital download with and without videos, and as a deluxe CD/Blu-ray package. The Blu-ray version will feature a curated selection of video that lends context and imagistic power to the tracks. "I like to look at these old live videos and listen to what I think are the best versions of these songs," Young says. "It's fun to see what we looked like when we were playing it then."

Le Noise
Release Sept. 2010
 
1. Walk With Me
2. Sign Of Love
3. Someone's Gonna Rescue You
4. Love And War
5. Angry World
6. Hitchhiker
7. Peaceful Valley Boulevard
8. Rumblin'
Fork In The Road
Release April 2009
 
1. When Worlds Collide 
2. Fuel Line 
3. Singing A Song 
4. Johnny Magic 
5. Cough Up The Bucks 
6. Behind The Wheel 
7. Off The Road 
8. Hit The Road 
9. Light A Candle 
10. Fork In The Road 
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Sugar Mountain-Live At Canterbury House Nov. 9 & 10, 1968
3rd archive release
Live at the Fillmore East 
March 6 & 7, 1970

1st archive release
Live at Massey Hall 1/19/1971 
2nd archive release
(Emcee Intro)
On The Way Home
Songwriting rap
Mr. Soul
Recording rap
Expecting To Fly
The Last Trip To Tulsa
Bookstore rap
The Loner
'I Used To' rap
Birds
Winterlong (excerpt) & Out Of My Mind - intro
Out Of My Mind
If I Could Have Her Tonight
Classical Gas rap
Sugar Mountain - intro
Sugar Mountain
I've Been Waiting For You
Songs rap
Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
Tuning rap & The Old Laughing Lady - intro
The Old Laughing Lady
Broken Arrow
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Winterlong
Down By The River
Wonderin'
Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown
Cowgirl In The Sand
On the Way Home
Tell Me Why
Old Man
Journey Through the Past
Helpless
Love In Mind
A Man Needs a Maid / Heart of Gold Suite
Cowgirl in the Sand
Don't Let It Bring You Down
There's a World
Bad Fog of Loneliness
The Needle and the Damage Done
Ohio
See the Sky About to Rain
Down by the River
Dance Dance Dance
I Am a Child
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Released Dec. 2008 - Live at Canterbury House 1968

Released Oct. 2007 - Chrome Dreams II

Release March 13, 2007 - Live at Massey Hall (Jan. 19, 1971)

Released Oct. 2006 - Crazy Horse Live at the Fillmore 1970

Neil Young CD reviews

Crazy Horse... F. East 1970
Live at Massey Hall
S. Mtn...Canterbury House 1968
Arc. Vol. 1: 1963-1972
Everybody Knows...
Harvest
On The Beach
American Stars 'N Bars
Decade
Prairie Wind
Heart of Gold (DVD)
Chrome Dreams II

12/8/2005 - Press Release
Neil Young will appear on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" on December 17th, performing music from his Grammy® Award-nominated "Prairie Wind" album. The recent album has been receiving accolades since its release in September, and is cited on many critical lists as one of 2005's best albums of the year.

In the Grammy® announcements on Dec. 8th, Young received nominations for Rock Album of the Year for "Prairie Wind" and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "The Painter" from that album. Co-produced by Young and Ben Keith, "Prairie Wind" was recorded last spring in Nashville, using musicians from that city's A-list of players, including keyboardist Spooner Oldham, bassist Rick Rosas, drummers Chad Cromwell and Karl Himmel and special guest vocalist Emmylou Harris.

In August, Young performed two nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Both concerts were filmed by Academy Award®-winning director Jonathan Demme for Paramount Pictures. The feature-length movie is scheduled for an early 2006 release.

Neil Young Trilogy
Harvest Harvest Moon Prairie Wind CD|DVD
 
Neil Young's Prairie Wind  includes the option a regular CD, or DVD. The Prairie Wind DVD includes both the CD and DVD (that shows every recorded and more).  

Press Release
Neil Young and Reprise Records Continue Historic Four-Decade Partnership in One of Music's Most Honored Legacies

New Album "Prairie Wind" Set for September 27th Release
BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/16/2005 -- Neil Young, who has created one of the most exciting and groundbreaking musical legacies in rock & roll history, is continuing his four-decade relationship with Reprise Records. Young released his first solo album on Reprise in 1969, and since that time has become known as an inspirational innovator, both in terms of recordings, live performances and film endeavors. He is often cited as the artist who leads the way for others through an uncompromising pursuit of staying true to his music.

Under the terms of the new long-term recording agreement, Reprise will release multiple new studio albums from the acclaimed singer-songwriter, beginning with "Prairie Wind" on September 27th. That album is already being hailed as one of Neil Young's masterpieces. Starting in 2006, Reprise will also begin an extensive series of other releases, which will present a treasure trove of archival material recorded over the past four decades. Working together with Young, this series will feature a vast number of unreleased recordings from his entire career, along with long-sought live recordings and other infamous rarities. The different archive sets will offer a comprehensive look at every facet in the musical life of the multiple Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, and create new standards for honoring the artist's history, widely seen as one of the most important and influential in rock & roll.

"I look forward to continuing my partnership with Reprise," says Young. "We've been through a lot together over the years. When you're with a company that long, it's like a family. [Warner Bros. CEO] Tom Whalley really understands musicians and knows how to nurture creativity. He's not afraid to let artists be artists."

Young first signed with Reprise in 1969 after leaving Buffalo Springfield. The label has released the outspoken and iconic artist's most critically and commercially beloved albums, including "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" (1969), "After the Gold Rush" (1970), "Harvest" (1972), "Rust Never Sleeps" (1979), "Freedom" (1989), and "Harvest Moon" (1992). "Look at his track record," says Whalley. "Neil is a relentless musical innovator and visionary, and we can't wait to hear all the new music he's going to create. To us, Neil Young is a foundation of what Reprise and Warner Bros. Records are all about, and we are thrilled to continue our relationship with him into the future."

That future includes the September 27th release of "Prairie Wind," which was recorded earlier this year in Nashville. In addition to a single compact disc, the release will also be available in a special edition that includes the CD along with a DVD in High Resolution DVD Stereo, with filmed content of the entire recording of the album. The incredible set of songs is being described as the last installment in a trilogy of albums that include "Harvest" and "Harvest Moon," and features the first single, "The Painter," along with "No Wonder," "Falling Off The Face Of The Earth," "Far From Home," "It's A Dream," "Prairie Wind," "Here For You," "This Old Guitar," "He Was The King" and "When God Made Me." Young is joined on the album by keyboardist Spooner Oldham, pedal-steel guitarist Ben Keith, drummer Chad Cromwell, percussionist Karl Himmel, bassist Rick Rosas and vocalist Emmylou Harris, along with the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and other guests.

Neil Young is performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on August 18th and 19th, to be filmed by Academy Award®-winning director Jonathan Demme. He is also appearing at the 20th anniversary of Farm Aid in Chicago on September 18th, an organization he co-founded with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp.

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