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Neil Young launches an Xstream archive site 

By | Published on Monday 4 December 2017

Neil Young

Neil Young continues in his mission to bring higher quality digital audio to the masses by scoring a real coup for his new Xstream venture: he’s only gone and secured access to the entire back catalogue of Neil Young.

As previously reported, Young confirmed earlier this year that he was moving on from his previous Pono high quality audio download venture to work on a new platform called Xstream, which will offer super high quality audio streams. The system is actually capable of playing both MP3 and 192kHz/24-bit quality audio, and can automatically switch between the two depending on available bandwidth.

That set up is now powering a new Neil Young archives website that offers access to much of his back catalogue. Aside from his push for higher quality audio, Young says that the website has also been developed “to provide fans and music historians with unprecedented access to all of my music and to my entire archives in one convenient location”.

Access to the site is currently free, though a subscription system is set to kick in next summer. In addition to the music, there are plenty of other goodies for fans to consume including sheet music, press clippings and photos.