Albums by Chicago, George Harrison, Neil Young and U2 will join songs by the Rolling Stones and War in the Grammy Hall of Fame next year. Creedence Clearwater Revival will have both an album (1970's 'Cosmo's Factory') and a single (1969's 'Fortunate Son') inducted as part of the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
Unlike Bob Dylan's similarly themed 'Bootleg Series,' the various volumes in Neil Young's 'Archives' haven't stretched out much. Aside from 2009's massive early-career box set and a couple of later concert documents, the albums in Young's ongoing series mostly have been live shows from the first few years of his solo period.
Released on Nov. 7, 1972, 'Journey Through the Past' remains one of the odder pieces in the Neil Young puzzle. The album was the soundtrack to the film of the same name, which might best be described as Young's loose, experimental take on a documentary. The LP was released in late 1972, which was Young's brightest year as a solo artist. His 'Harvest' album was one of the year's biggest sellers, and the hit singles 'Old Man' and 'Heart of Gold' helped make Young a household name in his own right.
When 'Comes a Time' arrived in record stores in October 1978, it was anticipated as Neil Young's return to the mellower, more commercially palatable folk-pop sound of his 1972 mega-smash 'Harvest.' It was equally and eagerly hyped as such by the record company's marketing and promotions team, which no doubt was waiting for such a return.