Neil Young announces 'Archives Vol II' | The Music Universe

Limited edition deluxe box available Nov 20th

Neil Young is pleased to announce the release of Archives Volume II: 1972-1976, available beginning November 20th. The enormous box set is the second installment in the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of Young’s legendary body of work, which was kicked off by 2009’s Archives Volume I: 1963-1972. This long-anticipated new volume focuses on an especially prolific and intense era of Young’s career during which he — often joined by thunderous co-conspirators Crazy Horse — released some of his heaviest and most visceral albums, including Time Fades Away, On the Beach, Tonight’s the Night, Zuma, and Long May You Run. Homegrown, just released, is part of this history as well.

The deluxe edition box set of Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 contains 10 CDs with 131 tracks, including 12 songs that have never been released in any form, and 49 new unreleased versions of Young’s classics — studio and live recordings both solo and with Crazy Horse (Odeon Budokan), The Stray Gators (Tuscaloosa), the Santa Monica Flyers (Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live), Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and The Stills Young Band. It also includes a 252-page hardbound book with hundreds of previously unseen photographs, additional archival materials, a partial tape database, a detailed description of the music, a fold-out timeline of the period. In addition, each purchase includes the hi-res 192/24 digital files of all 131 tracks, as well as a free one-year membership to the Neil Young on-line archives. The box also includes a massive poster. Box sets are strictly limited worldwide to 3,000 units.

Archives Volume I: 1963-1972 offered an unprecedented look at Young’s early work, shedding light on the road he traveled during his time with The Squires and Buffalo Springfield, as well as exploring iconic LPs like Harvest. Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 offers similarly extensive documentation of a particularly tempestuous time in Young’s career that saw his music take heavier turns in both tone and subject matter. The records he crafted during this time, including the haunting “Ditch Trilogy” — Time Fades Away, On The Beach, and Tonight’s The Night — are dense with darkness and wildness also reflected in Young’s electrifying live shows from the era.

Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 will also be available digitally on Neil Young Archives and at all major DSPs. Labeled “a revolution in fandom” by The Guardian, NYA is the first totally immersive fan-experience website and remains the only portal for all things Neil Young. Only at NYA can you find Young’s music in the highest possible digital audio resolution and a seemingly infinite store of archival files. It’s also the home of Young’s virtual daily newspaper, The Times Contrarian, and The Hearse Theater, where you can watch rare footage from Young’s career and stream live performances. NYA is a fittingly sprawling home for Young’s work; few artists — perhaps none — have explored such a vast spectrum of sounds and styles over more than half a century.

CD 1 (1972-1973)

  1. Everybody’s Alone
  2. Letter From ‘Nam *
  3. Monday Morning **
  4. The Bridge **
  5. Time Fades Away **
  6. Come Along and Say You Will *
  7. Goodbye Christians on the Shore *
  8. Last Trip to Tulsa
  9. The Loner **
  10. Sweet Joni *
  11. Yonder Stands the Sinner
  12. L.A. (Story)
  13. L.A. **
  14. Human Highway **

CD 2 (1973)

  1. Tuscaloosa
  2. Here We Are in the Years
  3. After the Gold Rush
  4. Out on the Weekend
  5. Harvest
  6. Old Man
  7. Heart of Gold
  8. Time Fades Away
  9. Lookout Joe
  10. New Mama
  11. Alabama
  12. Don’t Be Denied

CD 3 (1973)

  1. Tonight’s the Night
  2. Speakin’ Out Jam **
  3. Everybody’s Alone **
  4. Tired Eyes
  5. Tonight’s the Night
  6. Mellow My Mind
  7. World on a String
  8. Speakin’ Out
  9. Raised on Robbery (Joni Mitchell song) *
  10. Roll Another Number
  11. New Mama
  12. Albuquerque
  13. Tonight’s the Night Part II

CD 4 (1973)

  1. Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live
  2. Tonight’s the Night
  3. Mellow My Mind
  4. World on a String
  5. Speakin’ Out
  6. Albuquerque
  7. New Mama
  8. Roll Another Number
  9. Tired Eyes
  10. Tonight’s the Night Part II
  11. Walk On
  12. The Losing End **

CD 5 (1974)

  1. Walk On
  2. Winterlong
  3. Walk On
  4. Bad Fog of Loneliness **
  5. Borrowed Tune
  6. Traces #
  7. For the Turnstiles
  8. Ambulance Blues
  9. Motion Pictures
  10. On the Beach
  11. Revolution Blues
  12. Vampire Blues
  13. Greensleeves *

CD 6 (1974)

  1. The Old Homestead
  2. Love/Art Blues **
  3. Through My Sails **
  4. Homefires *
  5. Pardon My Heart **
  6. Hawaiian Sunrise **
  7. LA Girls and Ocean Boys *
  8. Pushed It Over the End **
  9. On the Beach **
  10. Vacancy **
  11. One More Sign **
  12. Frozen Man *
  13. Give Me Strength **
  14. Bad News Comes to Town **
  15. Changing Highways **
  16. Love/Art Blues **
  17. The Old Homestead
  18. Daughters *
  19. Deep Forbidden Lake
  20. Love/Art Blues **

CD 7 (1974)

  1. Homegrown
  2. Separate Ways
  3. Try
  4. Mexico
  5. Love Is a Rose
  6. Homegrown
  7. Florida
  8. Kansas
  9. We Don’t Smoke It No More
  10. White Line
  11. Vacancy
  12. Little Wing
  13. Star of Bethlehem

CD 8 (1975)

  1. Dume
  2. Ride My Llama **
  3. Cortez the Killer
  4. Don’t Cry No Tears
  5. Born to Run *
  6. Barstool Blues
  7. Danger Bird
  8. Stupid Girl
  9. Kansas **
  10. Powderfinger **
  11. Hawaii **
  12. Drive Back
  13. Lookin’ for a Love
  14. Pardon My Heart
  15. Too Far Gone **
  16. Pocahontas **
  17. No One Seems to Know **

CD 9 (1976)

  1. Look Out for My Love
  2. Like a Hurricane
  3. Lotta Love
  4. Lookin’ for a Love
  5. Separate Ways **
  6. Let It Shine **
  7. Long May You Run
  8. Fontainebleau
  9. Traces **
  10. Mellow My Mind **
  11. Midnight on the Bay **
  12. Stringman **
  13. Mediterranean *
  14. Ocean Girl **
  15. Midnight on the Bay **
  16. Human Highway **

CD 10 (1976)

  1. Odeon Budokan
  2. The Old Laughing Lady **
  3. After the Gold Rush **
  4. Too Far Gone **
  5. Old Man **
  6. Stringman **
  7. Don’t Cry No Tears **
  8. Cowgirl in the Sand **
  9. Lotta Love **
  10. Drive Back **
  11. Cortez the Killer **

* previously unreleased song
** new unreleased version