Neil Young to share free online music archive on December 1st
Legendary Canadian rocker Neil Young announced that on December 1st he's going to release a new album called "The Visitor"... but that's not all.
Indeed Young - that same day - will share a full archive of his music (neilyoungarchives.com) and it will - at least initially - be available for free. In a Facebook post he wrote:
[The archive is] a place you can visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. In the beginning, everything is free.
A note in the soon to be open archive explains that it uses Xstream Music high resolution streaming by OraStream. The format purportedly “adapts seamlessly” to available bandwidth in order to deliver “the best audio quality possible, directly from the original high resolution masters”.
The archive will detail Young’s extensive discography with a Timeline feature, cataloguing every single recorded track or album he’s ever produced. There’s also a Filing Cabinet organizing all the songs in chronological order, complete with Info Cards containing associated credits, memorabilia, films or video, press, and photographs.