Neil Young‘s first four solo albums have been re-mastered from the original analog master tapes, and are being re-released as part of Reprise Records reissue campaign, the record company announced.
“In all my years of working vinyl releases, I was shocked at just how incredible these Neil Young re-masters sound,” Warner Bros. GM Tom Biery told RadarOnline.com. “There is no doubt in my mind that when listening to these recordings on the new, upgraded vinyl format, it will be as close as anyone will audibly come to actually being in the studio listening to the original master tapes. It now sounds as if you are in the room with Neil during the session.”
The albums — 1969’s Neil Young and Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, 1970’s After the Gold Rush, and 1972’s Harvest — will be available on both vinyl and CD, in a variety of assortments priced to the consumer’s budget.
Three-thousand gold foil-stamped box sets of all four records, pressed on audiophile 180 gram vinyl, will be available exclusively through NeilYoung.com, as well as Becausesoundmatters.com. Also available is a set of all four albums encased in 24 karat gold CDs, and packaged in Gary Burden-designed cardboard wallet packs.
The re-mastered albums hit stores Nov. 23; special editions are available via the aforementioned Web sites.