By virtue of the world wide web, Neil Young’s famous 1973 concert recording, Time Fades Away, is now available in digital format.
Online petitions abound, the classic Young performance has been mythologized as one of the greatest live performances not for sale – supposedly on par with Dylan’s Newport performance since Young peeved off the audience with his song choices (ie. not playing Harvest).
The songs can be heard right here
Other notable unreleased albums: Q-Tip’s Kamaal the Abstract, the Brion-produced Fiona Apple, Ryan Adams’ Suicide Handbooks, those Dylan-Cash recordings, Josef K’s Sorry for Laughing…um…Can anyone think of future SMiLEs? One would think that if downloaders can force the Black Eyed Peas to release “My Humps,” they can also force a few worthy albums out of the archives.