Neil Young has shared his musical archive, spanning over 50 years, for free online.
The musician’s official website now gives fans access to his solo catalogue, as well as works by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Buffalo Springfield.
As Uproxx reports, Young announced the launch of the archive in a letter, in which he wrote: “We developed [the archive] to provide fans and historians with unprecedented access to all of my music and my entire archive in one convenient location.”
The archive also contains previously unreleased material that Young says he “did not release at the time for one reason or another”, noting that “many of the songs subsequently appeared on other albums as the years flew past.”
He added: “The archive is designed to be a living document, constantly evolving and including every new recording and film as it is made. It is not yet complete as we are still adding a lot of detail to the older recordings.”
The majority of the recordings available have been uploaded in the highest definition possible. Young said: “Full resolution is attained with no compression, unlike any other streaming service to date. Full resolution is attained when your bandwidth is high enough to play back all the quality of each individual recording. This is as good as it gets.”
Meanwhile, last month Young put part of his model train collection up for auction alongside some of his classic cars. The auction will take place on December 9 at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, California.