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Neil Young Goes Blu-ray

For well over a decade Neil Young has been threatening to release his massive archive of material from a career that dates back to the early 1960s. The veteran, whose resume includes years of solo work along with time in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is finally willing to take the plunge and issue it, but it’s going to be coming on Blu-ray discs, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Young made the announcement at the Sun Microsystems Java One Conference in San Francsico, stating that there will also be interactive an online components to it all.

He picked Blu-ray because of its superior audio and video qualities, as well as the capacity of the discs – which run up to 10 times the capacity of a DVD. Given that Young plans to roll out five volumes, each with 10 discs, that’s a lot of material.

But don’t hold your breath for an eventual issue on CD.

"CD quality is very low resolution, maybe a step above MP3s. It was a crime to make that the standard for so many years," Young said.