Neil Young apologizes at the NYA Times Contrarian:
As many of you know, the sales of my NYA Archives Volume II did not go quite as expected. I’m sorry so many of you were disappointed in not being able to snag one. Let me give you a little background and tell you what we’re going to do to make this right.
WBR/Reprise, my record label, is responsible for estimating the sales and then producing the product. Estimates are always difficult to predict with the world moving away from tangible, but they clearly failed to anticipate the demand we experienced. I would have preferred to have sold fewer and not have many of you disappointed.
Leading up to the release, we wanted to give you the same convenience of purchasing wherever you are in the world, so WBR built a Greedy Hand Store in the UK and another in Canada. But they were completed and came online late, just before Volume II went on sale, which added to the confusion. We later learned a WBR link for pre-ordering was apparently leaked. Obviously, I’m disappointed in how all this was handled, and will address this.
I read many of your comments, especially from those unable to make a purchase. Here’s what we’re going to do.
I’ve asked WBR/Reprise to create another version of Archives Volume II that will have all the same content, but with some changes in appearance to differentiate it from the first 3000. For those that pre-ordered with the expectation that there would only be 3000, we will allow you to cancel your preorder, if you choose. The new version will be sold at the same price and will come with the same hi-res digital downloads and free NYA membership.
Thanks for all your support. For those still with questions contact the customer support team on your Greedy Hand store or the NYA team.
My deepest apologies to all of you who were disappointed. The leaked preorder link from Warner Brothers is particularly disconcerting to us here at NYA. Warner is usually very reliable. We will be looking into who placed orders using that leak if we can. The second edition will be identical with a minor color difference to identify it.
Sorry, NYA and Neil — be well
— Rick Krueger
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After listening to an old podcast of Brad Birzer on Tom Woods, I had the epiphany that all of the serious discussion about rock and roll now falls under prog. And after listening to some of the fourth wave, I’m finding myself more prog than I thought. I haven’t visited Progarchy in a few years, and there is Neil Young on the front page. If Neil Young is prog, so am I. All in.
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