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Neil Young Launches Massive Online Career-Spanning Archive
Neil Young launched a massive online archive containing a comprehensive collection of everything the Canadian rock legend has recorded as a solo artist and bandleader, all for free — no small treasure trove for Young fans.
The collection, titled the Neil Young Archives, is available for free via a new website, complete with simulated vintage gear as the user interface, includes a timeline and high quality Xstream audio. The website launch comes hand-in-hand with Young's new album with Promise Of The Real, The Visitor, also released today.
"We developed this site to provide fans and music historians with unprecedented access to all of my music and to my entire archives in one convenient location," reads a post on Young's Facebook page. "My team and I have spent years developing this site to make it both enjoyable and easy to use. The site allows me to share with the world the material I've spent a lifetime creating and collecting. I hope you enjoy it."
To celebrate the release, Young is streaming a free webcast concert on his new site at 8 p.m. EST. Happy digging!