Neil Young's Archives Given Firm Release Date, Accepting Pre-Orders

Neil Young's <i>Archives</i> Given Firm Release Date, Accepting Pre-Orders
At long last, Neil Young has set a firm date for his long-delayed and hugely anticipated Archives box set. After having an original release date of summer 2007, on June 2 we will now get Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972, which will come boasting ten discs, 128 tracks, 43 unreleased recordings, three live concerts, a 236-page full-color hardcover book and Young's debut feature film, Journey Through the Past.

The box set charts Young's early career, collecting material from his band the Squires, Buffalo Springfield, his early solo works and lastly his 1972 full-length, Harvest. Pre-orders for the set have already begun over at Young's website, where you can choose from three options: a $299.99 Blu-Ray set; a $199.99 standard DVD package; and a $99 eight-disc CD set. Each disc will also be sold separately, and if you order a box set now you get a bonus seven-inch featuring two Squires tracks ("Mustang" and "Aurora") and a preview disc of the box set sent out before the June 2 release date.

If you want to check out the massive Archives tracklisting, you can have a gander over here.

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