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Neil Young / Official Release Series box sets finally coming to CD?

Listings on Amazon in the USA and Canada suggest that the long awaited CD box sets featuring classic, remastered Neil Young albums from the 1970s will be issued later this Spring.

The Official Release Series Disc 5-8 box set was issued on vinyl in November 2014 and a four-CD equivalent would feature a superb collection of sought-after Young, including On The Beach (1974)Time Fades Away (1973), Tonight’s The Night (1975) and Zuma (1975).

In terms of availability/rarity, On The Beach was eventually issued on CD for the first time in 2003 but Time Fades Away has never been released on the format and Tonight’s The Night and Zuma are both long overdue a reissue.

The companion set – Official Release Series Disc 8.5-12 – would contain the next four albums, so that is CD editions of American Stars & Bars, Comes A Time, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust and Long May You Run.

Release dates currently vary with Canada showing 21 April (record store day?) and America indicating availability on 12 May 2017. SDE will keep its ear on the ground for further news on what looks like two very welcome releases.

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five-CD set contains the albums:

  1. American Stars & Bars
  2. Comes A Time
  3. Rust Never Sleeps
  4. Live Rust
  5. Long May You Run.

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