Neil Young: Official Release Series 1-4 and Americana both in June

Neil Young / Original Release Series Discs 1-4Neil Young will follow the release of his eagerly anticipated new album Americana by issuing the Official Release Series, Discs 1-4 box set on 11 June on Reprise Records (19 June in the US).

This set compiles his first four classic albums together – Neil Young (1968), Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969), After The Gold Rush (1970) and Harvest (1972). All four albums have been remastered.

This great collection is a variation on the Official Release Series 1-4 Gold Box released in the US a year or two ago. That set was a limited edition (although still available now) had gatefold card sleeves and – as the title suggests – special gold discs. This new set comes with jewel-cased CDs which are – presumably – standard discs. The gold box was a pricey investment whereas this new set is an utter bargain.

It’s hard to think of a better way of spending £12 than to buy these four albums.

Available to pre-order from here (UK) or here (US).

Neil Young / AmericanaReleased on June 4th, Americana is the first album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in nearly nine years. Crazy Horse is Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro and Neil Young.

The album is collection of classic American folk songs and was produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon, along with Mark Humphreys.

This album is being released on CD, Vinyl and Blu-ray –  look out for a special feature next month which looks at the Americana on all three formats and weighs up the strengths and weaknesses of each. At the moment the Blu-ray does not seem to be available for pre-order but see below for the other formats.

UK Pre-orders
Americana on vinyl or CD

US Pre-orders
Americana on vinyl or CD

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