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Neil Young Archives Volume 1

Updated on April 14, 2015

Neil Young Archives on CD, DVD and Blu-ray

An amazing collection, Neil Young Archives Volume 1 is a boxed set of Neil Young's recordings from 1963 to 1972 that is wowing fans around the world.

Amazon calls it, "the (most) definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of work" and it surely is! If you are wondering whether or not you should buy Neil Young's Archives Volume 1, read on for TEN REASONS why you should that include everything from the technical to the emotional aspects.

Be aware that if you watch the YouTube video, your memories may take you on a journey that ends with you buying one or the other versions of Neil Young's Archives Volume 1.

Who Is Neil Young?

Neil Young is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter, musician and film director. His work features "deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work and his signature tenor singing voice." His best known work is folky acoustic rock and features songs like "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon" and "Old Man" and some hard rock like "Cinnamon Girl", "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black.)"

Neil has also directed a few films during his career and is a well-known advocate for environmental issues and for small farmers. He has resided in California since the 1970s and sings about U.S. themes and subjects and Canadian themes and subjects and continues to hold a Canadian citizenship. Neil was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1995 and also as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Reason Number 1

This is the most ambitious artist collection ever produced.

Reason Number 2

This release features 128 Audio Tracks:

48 Unreleased and 13 Never-Before-Heard

Reason Number 3

It includes 1,000s of images including photos, lyrics, letters and memorabilia.

Neil Young Archives Volume 1 1963-1972 Official Trailer Video - WARNING: Neil Young fans who watch this video are going to want to own this boxed set.

Reason Number 4

Follow the first ten years of Neil Young's career.

Reason Number 5

Access to information that you cannot find anywhere else on Neil Young's life.

Reason Number 6

Available on your choice of format, CD, DVD or blu-ray.

Reason Number 7

Beautiful, pristine, remastered audio. Blu-ray in ultra-high resolution 24-bit/192 kHz stereo PCM state-of-the-art master quality sound. DVD high resolution 24-bit/96 kHz stereo PCM audiophile quality sound. CD features standard resolution 16-bit/44 kHz stereo PCM CD quality sound.

Reason Number 8

A collection that took twenty years to put together.

Reason Number 9

The blu-ray and DVD sets come with a 236 page, hardcover book.

Reason Number 10

Neil Young rocks!

Neil Young Archives Volume 1 Blu-ray or DVD Sets - The choice is up to you!

Neil Young Archives, Volume  1 1963-1972
Neil Young Archives, Volume 1 1963-1972 | Source

Amazon Customer Reviews

(I figure the customers at Amazon are the real critics. These reviews come from around the world, a testament to the reach of Neil Young and his music!)

"...if you have spent a lot of quality time with the 4 official albums from this era there is a lot of interesting material here you will love and treasure as much as those albums." - Marc B., Edinburgh Scotland

"If you are considering buying this box set but find the price of the Blu-Ray edition prohibitive, wait and listen first prior to buying in another format. Listen to a friend's,a record store or audio/video retailers copy. You will be so impressed that anything else will dissapoint. The sound quality is just amazing. Unlike CD's there is no hard,abrassive sound,you can listen for hours to the warm,high definition quality,with excellent separation of instruments that fills the room with the highest quality sound I have ever heard from a recording. Of course you will need a HD TV,Blu-Ray player a good stereo system or theatre system." - James Harrison, Melbourne, Australia

"No artist has ever released what Neil Young released on June 2nd, 2009. This box set (blu-ray version) is the most well put together media package I've ever owned..." - Travis Templin, Bloomington, USA

In Closing

The years covered in this boxed set were really before I was listening to much music but they had so much staying power and they are so iconic that I love them anyway.

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

What Does Neil Young's Music Mean To You?

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Neil Young's career has been wonderful. The breadth of his music is inspiring.

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      I love your ten reasons! Neil Young is definitely a musical treasure! Blessed

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      Neil Young is huge in our house. Seeing him play guitar in concert was amazing!

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      I love reason #7- "beautiful, pristine..." obviously the music, not the great man himself these days!!!!!!!!!!I'm so old I've got someof the original early albums in vinyl still!I've added it to my list of favorite top 10 lenses

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Super lens... not a huge fan of Neil Youngs's but he did have a few songs that I like! He is a great musician and very well loved! :-)

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      Jeanette 8 years ago from Australia

      What a great looking lens!

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      It's easy to tell you are a fan of Neil Young, Brenda! He certainly is a great storyteller and you have given us 10 great reasons to check this out! You ROCK!

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      Love Neil Young and love the tan and black theme. This might be something to get my husband for Christmas. 5*

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      #10 is the best reason! He rocks!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great lens!

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      Leanne Chesser 8 years ago

      Great lens. I love the Amazon MP3 module - - I love those songs! Layout is excellent.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love Neil Young. Will have to get this for Christmas! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      Wow, wonderful lens. Not a huge Neil Young fan but he has made a fantastic contribution to the ever-expanding pool of music.

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      I like him more as an adult than I did when I was young and his music was all over the radio. He's always had integrity. Have enjoyed seeing him on acoustic and "storytellers" type shows over the years, too. Nice lens!

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I like reason 10 best: Neil Young's music rocks!