The Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972

  • Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2009
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. PauloO.
    Oct 23, 2009
    10
    Just amazing! Buy the blu ray version-staggering audi quality as good as vinyl played on a top grade system.
  2. JohnF
    Jun 21, 2009
    10
    What we have been waiting for since 1987! Buy the blu-ray!
  3. JamesG.
    Jun 23, 2009
    10
    The Blu-Ray edition brings studio quality to Neil's first decade of music,. Truly amazing,a good mix of released,alternate and unreleased tracks.
  4. ChrisG.
    Jul 26, 2009
    10
    Just got the Bluray edition, and it is amazing, No doubt about it, it is intended fore more than the casual fan, but does not disappoint at all.
  5. AlexP
    Jun 22, 2009
    10
    In response to Waugh, there may not be many "new" songs here but the fidelity of the Blu Ray is so mind blowing on most of these songs that it's like hearing them all over again. Unless you own completely pristine vinyl copies and have an elite player, there's no way you've heard Neil sound anywhere close to this good!
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Not only was the wait worth it, Archives feels like it was 20 years in the making. It's an extraordinary work that redefines what an autobiography can be.
  2. An impressive package, but fans will be paying big bucks for a lot of stuff they already own.
  3. This exhaustive project is the most impressive retro-fest of recordings, photographs, video footage and digiti sed memorabilia ever assembled.