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Neil Young Details Archives Vol. 2 Box Set

The sprawling 10-disc release is due out November 20th

Neil Young in 1972
Neil Young in 1972
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    Neil Young has officially detailed his long-awaited Archives Vol. 2 box set. Arriving just in time for the holiday season on November 20th, the collection contains 10 discs chock-full of recordings from 1972 through 1976. According to a post on his Neil Young Archives website, twelve of these tracks have never been released in any format. There are also 50 alternate, previously unreleased versions of Young originals.

    The first four discs are taken from the period of 1972 and 1973 following the release of Harvest. Disc 1, titled Everybody’s Alone, boasts the most goodies, as it features four never-before-released tracks: “Letter From ‘Nam”, “Come Along and Say You Will”, “Goodbye Christmas on the Shore”, and “Sweet Joni”. Disc 3, Tonight’s the Night, also contains a recently unearthed cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Raised on Robbery”.

    Discs 5, 6, and 7 capture Young’s prolific streak in 1974. Among the highlights here are previously unreleased versions of “Bad Fog of Loneliness”, “Traces”, “Love Art Blues”, “Through My Sails”, “Pardon My Heart”, “One More Sign”, “Bad News Comes to Town”, and so much more. This grouping also includes a handful of songs that will be new to even the most diehard Young fan, such as tracks titled “Homefires”, “Frozen Man”, “Daughters”, and what appears to be his cover of “Greensleeves”.

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    Dume is the title of Disc 8 and it focuses on the 1975 sessions for Zuma. Here, fans will find a never-before-released song (and not a cover) called “Born to Run”,” as well as previously unheard takes on “Powderfinger”, “Ride My Llama”, and “Too Far Gone”.

    Finally, 1976 is represented on both Disc 9 (Look Out for My Love) and Disc 10 (Odeon Budokan). The former includes previously unreleased song “Mediterranean” and alternate versions of “Ocean Girl”, “Midnight on the Bay”, and “Human Highway”. As Rolling Stone points out, the material found on Love Out For My Love was originally recorded around the time of an aborted Crosby Stills Nash & Young reunion album.

    The latter disc, meanwhile, is a live album that chronicles Young and Crazy Horse’s tour through Asia and Europe. Specifically recorded at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall and London’s Hammersmith, it features extended versions of songs like “Down by the River”, in addition to “Too Far Gone”, “Cortez the Killer”, and “The Old Laughing Lady”.

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    Check out the massive tracklist for Archives Vol. 2 down below. Pre-orders will be available beginning October 16th.

    Young’s Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972, also spread across 10 discs, was released back in 2009.

    In case that’s not enough archival Young content, the legendary songwriter recently announced a number of additional releases on the horizon. Return to Greendale, a live set from his 2003 tour with Crazy Horse, is due out in November. The following month will bring Way Down in the Rust Bucket, another Crazy Horse concert recorded in 1990. The Timeless Orpheum, said to be a “concert film with a lot of twists and turns, telling my story and yours, our history together”, is also nearing completion.

    Last week, Young released The Times EPwhich captured the “Porch Episode” of his Fireside Sessions series from back in July. And just this past weekend, Young’s seminal After the Gold Rush celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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    neil young archives vol 2 Neil Young Details Archives Vol. 2 Box Set

    Archives Vol. 2: 1972-1976 Tracklist:

    Disc 1 (1972-1973)
 Everybody’s Alone
    01. Letter From ‘Nam *
    02. Monday Morning #
    03. The Bridge #
    04. Time Fades Away #
    05. Come Along and Say You Will *
    06. Goodbye Christmas on the Shore *
    07. Last Trip to Tulsa
    08. The Loner #
    09. Sweet Joni *
    10. Yonder Stands the Sinner
    11. L.A. (Story)
    12. LA. #
    13. Human Highway

    Disc 2 (1973) 
Tuscaloosa
    01. Here We Go in the Years
    02. After the Gold Rush
    03. Out on the Weekend
    04. Harvest
    05. Old Man
    06. Heart of Gold
    07. Time Fades Away
    08. Lookout Joe
    09. New Mama
    10. Alabama
    11. Don’t Be Denied

    Disc 3 (1973)
 Tonight’s the Night
    01. Speakin’ Out Jam *
    02. Everybody’s Alone #
    03. Tired Eyes
    04. Tonight’s the Night
    05. Mellow My Mind
    06. World on a String
    07. Speakin’ Out
    08. Raised on Robbery (Joni Mitchell song) *
    09. Roll Another Number
    10. New Mama
    11. Albuquerque
    12. Tonight’s the Night Part II

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    Disc 4 (1973) 
Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live
    01. Tonight’s the Night
    02. Mellow My Mind
    03. World on a String
    04. Speakin’ Out
    05. Albuquerque
    06. New Mama
    07. Roll Another Number
    08. Tired Eyes
    09. Tonight’s the Night Part II
    10. Walk On
    11. The Losing End #

    Disc 5 (1974)
 Walk On
    01. Winterlong
    02. Walk On
    03. Bad Fog of Loneliness #
    04. Borrowed Tune
    05. Traces #
    06. For the Turnstiles
    07. Ambulance Blues
    08. Motion Pictures
    09. On the Beach
    10. Revolution Blues
    11. Vampire Blues
    12. Greensleeves *

    Disc 6 (1974)
 The Old Homestead
    01. Love/Art Blues #
    02. Through My Sails #
    03. Homefires
    04. Pardon My Heart #
    05. Hawaiian Sunrise #
    06. LA Girls and Ocean Boys *
    07. Pushed It Over the End #
    08. On the Beach #
    09. Vacancy #
    10. One More Sign #
    11. Frozen Man *
    12. Give Me Strength *
    13. Bad News Comes to Town #
    14. Changing Highways #
    15. Love/Art Blues #
    16. The Old Homestead
    17. Daughters *
    18. Deep Forbidden Lake
    19. Love/Art Blues #

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    Disc 7 (1974)
 Homegrown
    01. Separate Ways
    02. Try
    03. Mexico
    04. Love Is a Rose
    05. Homegrown
    06. Florida
    07. Kansas
    08. We Don’t Smoke It No More
    09. White Line
    10. Vacancy
    11. Little Wing
    12. Star of Bethlehem

    Disc 8 (1975)
 Dume
    01. Ride My Llama #
    02. Cortez the Killer
    03. Don’t Cry No Tears
    04. Born to Run *
    05. Barstool Blues
    06. Danger Bird
    07. Stupid Girl
    08. Kansas #
    09. Powderfinger #
    10. Hawaii #
    11. Drive Back
    12. Lookin’ for a Love
    13. Pardon My Heart
    14. Too Far Gone #
    15. Pocahontas #
    16. No One Seems to Know #

    Disc 9 (1976)
 Look Out for My Love
    01. Like a Hurricane
    02. Lotta Love
    03. Lookin’ for a Love
    04. Separate Ways #
    05. Let It Shine #
    06. Long May You Run
    07. Fontainebleau
    08. Traces #
    09. Mellow My Mind #
    10. Midnight on the Bay #
    11. Stringman #
    12. Mediterranean *
    13. Ocean Girl #
    14. Midnight on the Bay #
    15. Human Highway #

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    Disc 10 (1976)
 Odeon Budokan
    01. The Old Laughing Lady #
    02. After the Gold Rush #
    03. Too For Gone #
    04. Old Man #
    05. Stringinan #
    06. Don’t Cry No Tears #
    07. Cowgirl in the Sand #
    08. Lotto Love #
    09. Drive Back #
    10. Cortez the Killer #

    * = previously unreleased song
    # = new unreleased version

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