Post by itrainmonkeys on Sept 5, 2013 15:59:42 GMT -5
Neil Young's music service Pono, which will provide listeners with downloads of high-resolution songs made to sound like their initial recordings, is almost ready to roll. It's set to launch in early 2014, according to a Facebook post written by Young.
"The simplest way to describe what we've accomplished is that we've liberated the music of the artist from the digital file and restored it to its original artistic quality – as it was in the studio," wrote Young. "So it has primal power."
Along with an online library of songs, Pono will release a line of portable players as well as digital-to-analog conversion technology. The project was designed as an alternative to the compressed, often lower-quality audio that listeners get with MP3s.
"PONO starts at the source: artist-approved studio masters we've been given special access to," Young continued. "Then we work with our brilliant partners at Meridian to unlock the richness of the artist's music to you. There is nothing like hearing this music - and we are working hard to make that experience available to all music lovers, soon."
No word yet on just how big the Pono library will be, but the company has struck a deal with Warner Music Group, and as of last year, it was reportedly in talks with the other two labels in the Big Three — Universal Music Group and Sony Music — about contributing remastered versions of their catalogues.
Post by iamthehorn on Oct 21, 2013 10:30:11 GMT -5
New Live Album:
On November 26, Neil Young will release a new live album, collecting recordings from his six solo performances in 1970 at the Washington, D.C. venue the Cellar Door. Recorded a few months after the release of his iconic After the Gold Rush LP, from November 30 to December 2, 1970, Live at the Cellar Door will be out through Reprise on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.
01 Tell Me Why 02 Only Love Can Break Your Heart 03 After the Gold Rush 04 Expecting to Fly 05 Bad Fog of Loneliness 06 Old Man 07 Birds 08 Don't Let It Bring You Down 09 See The Sky About to Rain 10 Cinnamon Girl 11 I Am a Child 12 Down by the River 13 Flying on the Ground Is Wrong
Ouch. Still disappointed about that Port Chester cancellation. Hope I can grab a ticket to one of these shows.
Didn't the Port Chester show have a couple high priced tickets but most were in the reasonable range?
There were only two ticket prices. $153 and $228. I wasn't going to buy either of them until, the day of the sale, I found out that the $153 was for general admission standing room on the floor. I thought those would be the $228 ones but they weren't. So I jumped at the $153 ones with the intention of getting there way early and trying for rail (or as close as possible).
I was happy with that decision since it'd be like a once in a lifetime, bucket list show. I've seen Neil but never like that. Now I probably never will unless he does a festival I'm at.
I was seriously thinking about going but the prices make it impossible. I could or flown with miles and there are hotels within walking distance that are nyc resonable. but if I were going I would do all 4 and I would want decent seats.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Nov 5, 2013 9:42:41 GMT -5
Yea, I'm trying to pick a night to go since I assume he'll be repeating most of the songs (though if he did a no-repeats type of run I'd be devastated I missed it). The prices are killer though. I could pay as much as I did for the standing room and be way high up in the top seats. Not sure if I'm definitely going to grab this or wait for some other shows.
What would you guys pick? First night? Last night? One of the middle?
Post by itrainmonkeys on Nov 25, 2013 15:11:49 GMT -5
I'll have to check that out. Need to make sure which ones I already own. I should really do that....too many times I'm at a record store and think "I'm pretty sure I own this.....I think." for certain acts with bigger catalogs.