Neil Young – Archives Vol. 1 (10 Disc DVD Box Set)
Neil Young is one of my all-time favorite artists, so I’m incredibly psyched to be giving away a copy of Neil’s recent early career retrospective box set, Archives: Volume 1 (1963-1972). Here’s a little bit of what Will Hermes of NPR had to say about the Blu-Ray edition of Archives: Vol. 1:
The 10-disc set overflows with great music, some previously released and some not. Young was working with four remarkable bands during those years: Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse and the Stray Gators, who backed him on the classic LP Harvest. The collection also shows Young working out songs as a solo performer “” as in a 1965 demo, “The Rent Is Always Due,” whose melody would be repurposed in one of his signature tunes, “I Am a Child.”
Music aside, Neil Young Archives includes a ridiculous amount of ephemera. Clearly, this man throws out nothing. Between the 236-page book and the multimedia submenus, there are yellowed newspaper articles, handwritten lyric sheets, personal photographs and rare picture sleeves; old radio interviews and Young’s stoner-surrealist midnight movie, Journey Through the Past. To many, it’ll all seem like overkill. But if you’re like me, you’ll waste hours with this stuff. Neil Young’s Archives is definitely the new gold standard for artist anthologies, and I’m sure many will follow suit, since it’s a cash-cow concept for an ailing industry. But few musicians have a body of work that deserves this kind of treatment. This guy definitely does. [NPR.org]
One lucky first place winner will win a copy of Neil Young‘s massive 10 disc box set on DVD and three runner-ups will win a copy of Neil’s brand new live album Dreamin’ Man: Live ’92. Dreamin’ Man features early stage live material from the album that sparked the Neil Young renaissance of the 90’s, Harvest Moon. For your chance to win, fill out this contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on December 24, 2009, 1 entry per household (IP checking is enforced), US entrants only.
Dreamin’ Man Live ’92
The album is a complete live performance of Young’s album Harvest Moon drawn from various solo acoustic shows he performed in 1992 before the actual release of the Harvest Moon studio recording, which makes this performance even more unique.
Dreamin’ Man track list and Archives Vol. 1 widget after the jump.
Dreamin Man’: Live ’92 Track Listing
1. Dreamin’ Man [Live 1992] 5:03
2. Such A Woman [Live 1992] 4:59
3. One Of These Days [Live 1992] 4:59
4. Harvest Moon [Live 1992] 5:26
5. You And Me [Live 1992] 4:01
6. Hank To Hendrix [Live 1992] 5:31
7. Unknown Legend [Live 1992] 4:47
8. Old King [Live 1992] 3:10
9. Natural Beauty [Live 1992] 11:26
10. War Of Man [Live 1992] 6:27
The vinyl pressing of Dreamin’ Man will be released on January 12, 2010 on Reprise Records.