Neil Young Archives Vol 1: 1963-1972 is the first in a series of archival box sets encompassing Neil Young’s entire career. Volume 1 was originally released on June 2, 2009, in three formats: A 10-disc deluxe edition in either Blu-ray or DVD and an 8-disc CD box.
Out of print for over a decade, the CD box set is now being re-issued in its original format – housed in the “Garypak”, a unique package designed by Neil’s long-time art director, the late Gary Burden. Each CD has its own custom sleeve.
Disc 01: Early Years (1963-1968)
Disc 02: Topanga 1 (1968-1969)
Disc 03: Live at the Riverboat (Toronto 1969)
Disc 04: Topanga 2 (1969-1970)
Disc 05: Live at the Fillmore East (New York 1971)
Disc 06: Topanga 3 (1970)
Disc 06: Live at Massey Hall (Toronto 1971)
Disc 08: North Country (1971-1972)
At the time of release in 2009, 13 of the songs had never been released before. A further 34 tracks were previously unreleased live or alternate versions. The repertoire covers the first decade of Neil Young’s career, including material from the Squires, Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and his early solo albums.
The box set comes with a 24-page booklet and a large fold-out Archives poster.