Neil Young Keeps His Archives Alive

Neil Young’s archives just keep on giving.

In 2020, he released his Archives Volume 2 box set, which included the live CD, Odeon Budokan. That album will now get its first-ever vinyl release on September 1st.

It was recorded in 1976 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan Hall. Side one contains his acoustic show from March 31st of that year in London, while Side two is an electric set captured with Crazy Horse in Japan’s capital on March 11th.

Among the 10 tracks are “Cortez the Killer,” “Old Man,” and “After the Gold Rush.”

Odeon Budokan track list:

Side 1:

“The Old Laughing Lady”
“After the Gold Rush”
“Too Far Gone”
“Old Man”
Side 2:

“Don’t Cry No Tears”
“Cowgirl in the Sand”
“Lotta Love”
“Drive Back”
“Cortez the Killer”

But before Odeon Budokan comes The Official Release Series #5 this Friday. It contains Ragged Glory, Freedom, and two live albums with Crazy Horse, 1991’s Arc and Weld.

That will be followed on August 11th by Chrome Dreams, another album from his Archives series recorded between 1974 and ’76.

He’s previewing that with the release of an early version of “Hold Back the Tears,” originally intended for Chrome Dreams and eventually released on 1977’s American Stars ‘N Bars.

Neil Young’s one-month solo acoustic Coastal Tour comes to an end this Monday in Stateline, Nevada.