June 9, 2010 – 6:21 am

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Holes In The Archives Volume 1 [A Rustie Petey Production, 1CD]

Collection of rarities.

The release of Neil Young’s Archives box set in 2009 is hardly the be all and end all of the Neil Young catalogue. To fill some of the gaps, punkdavid has put out his own compilation.

punkdavid notes:

This fan-made compilation is the result of over a year of planning, editing, writing, researching, and assembling and was done as a labor of love.

On this first anniversary of the release of Neil Young’s Archives Vol. 1, I present a collection of recordings, some live and some studio, that are meant to supplement the officially released material with high-quality, and otherwise important recordings from Neil Young’s career up to 1972. Every effort was made to emulate the style and standards displayed in The Archives in filling the “Holes”.

The selected recordings are limited to unreleased songs, or live or studio recordings of songs that are otherwise unreleased with the given musicians. For example, there is a studio recording of “Everybody’s Alone” with Crazy Horse released on The Archives, but this set contains a studio recording with CSNY. Also, there is a live recording of “Sea Of Madness” with CSNY released on The Archives, but this set contains a studio recording with CSNY.

Music fan Philip Cohen chips in: “This compilation is taken from previous bootlegs, including Buffalo Springfield - Sell Out; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Studio Archive 1969; Neil Young - Touch The Clouds and the mono mix of Buffalo Springfield - Again.”

Thanks to punkdavid for sharing the lossless tracks and artwork on Demonoid.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. “Songs Meeting” Rap - Neil Young 1:07 (2.6MB)
Track 02. The Ballad of Peggy Grover (unedited) - Neil Young 4:46 (10.9MB)
Track 03. I’ll Wait Forever (demo) - The Mynah Birds 2:50 (6.5MB)
Track 04. Sell Out (unedited original mix) - Buffalo Springfield 2:37 (6.0MB)
Track 05. Mr. Soul (single mix) - Buffalo Springfield 2:36 (6.0MB)
Track 06. Expecting To Fly (mono album mix) - Buffalo Springfield 3:48 (8.6MB)
Track 07. Broken Arrow (mono album mix) - Buffalo Springfield 6:18 (14.4MB)
Track 08. If I Could Have Her Tonight (original 1968 mix) - Neil Young 2:17 (5.2MB)
Track 09. Here We Are In The Years (original 1968 mix) - Neil Young 3:35 (8.1MB)
Track 10. Cinnamon Girl (single mix/edit) - Neil Young with Crazy Horse 2:41 (6.1MB)
Track 11. Oh, Lonesome Me (original mix) - Neil Young with Crazy Horse 3:56 (9.0MB)
Track 12. Birds (live) - Neil Young with Graham Nash 2:40 (6.1MB)
Track 13. Sea of Madness (studio) - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 2:41 (6.1MB)
Track 14. Everybody’s Alone (studio) - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 2:30 (5.7MB)
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Track 15. Country Girl (live) - Neil Young 5:18 (12.1MB)
Track 16. Helpless (live) - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 3:42 (8.5MB)
Track 17. The Loner (live) - Neil Young with Crazy Horse 3:33 (8.1MB)
Track 18. Out On The Weekend (live) - Neil Young 3:53 (8.7MB)
Track 19. The Bridge (live) - Neil Young 3:54 (9.0MB)
Track 20. Soldier (original extended mix) - Neil Young 6:30 (14.8MB)
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Hidden track. Mr. Soul (mono album mix) - Buffalo Springfield

Neil Young’s long-anticipated Archives Vol 1 (1963-1972) was released in June 2009. He has also released another live compilation - Dreamin’ Man Live ‘92. Click on the link to order Neil Young albums.

  1. 16 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - HOLES IN THE ARCHIVES”

  2. beautiful..thanks.

    By sluggo on Jun 9, 2010

  3. Expertise, rarity, quality — now that’s my idea of a boot comp! Thanks to the compiler and the O!

    By effro on Jun 9, 2010

  4. Thanks, but… wher’s Hidden Track.

    By Mario on Jun 9, 2010

  5. Another outstanding selection…thanks so much for this(and a ton of other stuff) you make available. It’s greatly appreciated.

    By Rick D on Jun 9, 2010

  6. Thanks Mate! Nice! Thanks 4 ALL your music.

    By John on Jun 9, 2010

  7. As usual, very nice post

    Thanks a lot

    By Alexfripou on Jun 9, 2010

  8. Thank You for the Neil Young hard to find songs. Hopefully, theres more early studio stuff (not “live”) to be found. Thanks again.

    By ToddS on Jun 10, 2010

  9. It’s been sort of fun to be a Neil fan lately. His first and best solo lps have been remastered and the compilations of rare stuff on here have been great. After all these years the new stuff is a little bit of a letdown. I’m really starting to listen to Neil again.Makes me miss early days for sure. Phil

    By Phil Winans on Jun 10, 2010

  10. hey BigO, thanks for offering these with 320 kbps. I know it’s a problem of bandwith and server capacity, but I would appreciate if you could do this more often or always.

    By walter on Jun 10, 2010

  11. This looks great, but to tell you the truth, it could run to 90 editions and I just don’t have the space or time to listen to it all … sorry to the uploader, but, hey, your generosity is overwhelming me! Cheers. Ps .. Like the covers, too.

    By Canute on Jun 11, 2010

  12. Fantastic to have these gems unearthed - big thanks BigO!! btw, the hidden track (mono Mr.Soul) is where all hidden tracks usually are - at the end! happy listening!

    By eponymus on Jun 12, 2010

  13. Nice compilation, however, Birds is too slow..

    By Peter on Jun 12, 2010

  14. thanx BiGo, great for the fans of neil young.

    By roberto on Jun 15, 2010

  15. Thanks Big O for this smashing gathering of Neil’s earliers songs. Very good sound quality-I agree with Walter. It would be nice to have more 320 kbps, but, nevertheless, thanks for your work and generosity.

    By Pat on Jun 18, 2010

  16. My favorite period of Neil’s. Love the mono versions too. Thanks BigO and the original compiler.

    By Matt on Jul 31, 2010

  17. Thanks for the great post :)

    By Neil Jung on Aug 2, 2011

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