...which brings me to a question I have been dying to get an answer at:
does anyone of you know what is the status of the proposed box set Neil Young was working on (for a long time)? I know about Neil's erratic nature, but this is frustrating.
And how come, with his incredible & high-profile output during 35 years or so, there hasn't been a proper 2cd anthology released? Of course, there is "Decade", but that isn't adequate anymore since it stops (disc 2) at the tail end of the 70s. And Neil has recorded many great albums/singles/soundtrack material since then such as Freedom and Harvest Moon.
John Hiatt, Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, and many much lesser gods all have excellent compilations, but Neil Young has none...
btw, Bruce Springsteen is in need of a definitive overview too as the "Greatest Hits" single cd was very inadequate and unrepresentative.
Let me add that I'm not a "compilation worshipper", but when properly done it IS the best way to introduce these guys' music to a whole new generation (we're gettin' old like it or not!) who are perhaps discouraged about the sheer amount of albums available of each artist. Where to start? A good compilation serves the purpose of a sampler, which enables the listener to explore further when interested.