The Guardian have reported that Neil Young is to release 4 “unreleased” albums as part of Volume 2 of his Archives set.
The albums Homegrown, Oceanside-Countryside and Chrome Dreams are to see the light of day, along with a Crazy Horse live album Odeon-Budokan Live, recorded in Japan and London in 1976.
Volume 1 of the Archives Collection was a beaut, though one my wife won’t allow me to purchase: 10 Blu-ray discs, 137 tracks, plus films, photos, lyrics and articles from 1963-72. Now there’s plans for five volumes of Archives, with a “two- or three-year bridge” between each release. “We have people working on it full-time,” he told Sound and Vision last year.
Young’s website promises “even more content” for Volume 2. Homegrown, “a very down album”, was dropped to make way for 1975′s Tonight’s the Night. Chrome Dreams, from 1977, was shelved in favour of American Stars ‘n Bars. Although Young recently championed Blu-ray, Shakey’s site now says it’s “time to get your new phonograph player”. All four unreleased LPs will initially be issued “[on] vinyl, from analogue masters, as they were originally created for that format”.