Neil Young Online Archives to Contain All His Music

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Homepage of the Neil Young Archives

The ever-productive Neil Young has announced that he will soon be launching an online archive, containing nearly all of his recordings. The new website,, shows an “Opening Soon” graphic and includes a notice from Young. “Welcome to NYA, the home of my music,” it begins. Young then goes on to explain, “I must admit I built this for myself as much as everyone else. I am very interested in collecting and organization, as well as mechanical things and old school record-keeping.”

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The NYA, Young further explains, will ultimately contain “every single, recorded track or album I have produced” since his first recording session in 1963. The archive, he says, “shows you when and how the music was made. Every single, recorded track or album I have produced is represented. It is always current. You can browse through the music I made between today’s date and 1963, when I made my first recording in Canada and it was released ion a 45 RPM single.”

Neil Young in the ’70s (Photo by Henry Diltz, used with permission of Reprise Records)

Young then goes on to explain the specifics of how the site will be organized, the audio specifications and how fans and researchers can use it to access his recorded history. “View all albums currently released and see albums still unreleased and in production just by using the controls to zoom through the years,” he writes. “Unreleased album art is simply penciled in so you can where unreleased albums will appear on the timeline, once they are completed.” Young says that the music will be streamed via Xstream Music.

Of course, being an audiophile, Young promises that the music will be presented in its highest quality, as “uncompressed masters.”

No opening date is announced on the site and given that young often takes years to complete his more ambitious projects, it could yet be a while.

Best Classic bands will, of course, update this story as more info is released.


Listen to Neil Young with the Squires in 1963

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  1. Brad
    #1 Brad 7 August, 2017, 19:38

    When we were launching DVD-Audio, ol’ Neil was our poster child. “Now my fans can hear the music the way I hear it in the studio.”
    Hopefully the NYA will last longer than DVD-Audio.
    PS: nice twang in that 1963 Squires recording you embedded, it is timely given the buzz around the ‘Rumble’ film just now being released.

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