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Neil Young plans to release an online archive housing all music he has ever made

The life of Neil Young has been something quite spectacular.

His music has been considered definitive of an iconic period in cultural history, his relationships with Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and the cohort of Laurel Canyon during the seventies is iconic, and his album Harvest Moon is one of the most celebrated of the time.

Neil has decided to release all the music he ever made in one place. This is likely to include the illusive Hitchhiker, an LP he recorded in 1976 but never released.

Young has now announced he will release all the music he ever made in one online place. This is likely to include the illusive Hitchhiker, an LP he recorded in 1976 but never released.

The site will surely be a mecca for Young fans. Although he has been known for having mixed views on digital music, the site will run via X-Stream Music and the quality of the streams will vary depending on the bandwidth of the site’s users. 

“Every single, recorded track or album I have produced is represented… View all albums currently released and see albums still unreleased and in production just by using the controls to zoom through the years. Unreleased album art is simply penciled in so you can where unreleased albums will appear on the timeline, once they are completed.”

The archive will be comprehensive and include breakdowns of each song, videos, artwork, anecdotes and news clippings.

We can’t wait to hit the site and check out the corners of Young’s mind where few have gone before. Could this be the beginning of a new trend in iconic musicians delivering the story of their careers?

[via Rolling Stone]