Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young is looking to add to the festive spirit this year and has announced that a giant archive of his work will be available to stream for free.
Young shared the news via his website. “We are doing well here and feeling good. We hope you are well, too. Our hearts go out to all those families touched. If you are locked down, we are here for you with hours of listening and cruising around through the years in movies. We want you to enjoy what we have to share at NYA. … It’s my music and our lives. Peace.”
Young’s archive site previously charged a fee of $2 for complete access to his entire catalog. This is not the first time that the Canadian musician has opted for alternative methods to stream his music. Young was the prime investor and creative force behind the Pono music player, a device that would play high-quality music files.
The archive that Neil Young will be gifting his fans access to this winter contains work that spans the artist’s lengthy music career that began in the 1960s. The site delivers the music within a player resembling a jukebox and alongside picture clippings of the artist and song information.
Neil Young released his first volume of The Archives series in a physical format back in 2009. It contained music and videos created between 1963 and 1972. The work appeared on 10 DVDs. Young released the second volume in 2020 in a similar format. Both have been received with considerable interest by both fans and music critics.