Sunday, December 3, 2017

Neil Young launches online music archive

Neil Young has launched an online archive tracing his entire musical history.

“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,” says Young. “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.”

as a ‘filing cabinet’, the project allows users to explore the archives, which includes a current ‘info card’ detailing song information, anecdotes, press clippings, videos, photographs and more.

“Every single, recorded track or album I have produced is represented,” wrote the singer in the site’s original introduction. “It is always current. You can browse the music I made between today’s date and 1963, when I made my first recording in Canada and it was released as a 45 RPM single.”

Young is narrating a newly-issued tutorial video for his archives, where he walks the viewer through the various sections and components of the site.

The rocker launched the project on December 1 with a rare, intimate “hometown” acoustic show streamed live across Canada from Omemee, Ontario's Coronation Hall.

The same day, Young released “The Visitor”, a new album with The Promise Of The Real.

The 10-song project pairs the rocker with the band fronted by Willie Nelson’s son Lukas, who also backed Young on 2015’s “The Monsanto Years” and the 2016 live set, “Earth.”

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