Neil Young Outlines Ambitious Online Archive Project

Neil Young is nothing if not prolific. Now, the artist will combine all of his released and unreleased works in an online archive, according to a recent note on his website.

Though Young already has an archival series featuring live recordings, remastered albums and box sets, this project will be interactive and chronological, featuring a timeline where “you can browse through the music I made between today’s date and 1963,” Young’s first 45 rpm single.

Unreleased albums will be “penciled in” to show their existence until their production is completed. Known for having a lot of unreleased works, Young will still soon release Hitchhiker, a recording from 1976.

Furthermore, the timeline will allow users to zoom in on every specific track, giving the dates for the recording sessions, images, documents and other pertinent information regarding the song.

The archives will be a “living document,” updated constantly as Young continues to record and release music.

Naturally, the archives will be associated with Young’s new streaming platform, Xstream Music, which analyzes bandwith in the listening location to find the absolute highest quality of streaming possible.

Though no other details are currently available and it is unknown how this will affect Young’s music being available on other streaming services, new Neil Young recordings are always welcome.

Read the full note here.

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