Neil Youngs Blu-ray gig at Sun JavaOne Conference

Sun Microsystems is collaborating with rock legend Neil Young and Reprise/Warner Bros. Records for the release of the Neil Young Archive series on Blu-ray Disc, built on Java technology.

Sun Microsystems is collaborating with rock legend Neil Young and Reprise/Warner Bros. Records for the release of the Neil Young Archive series on Blu-ray Disc, powered by Java technology.

The Young project ties to this year's Conference theme of ̵6;Java + You̵7; by highlighting the role Java technology plays in delivering dynamic content, sophisticated services, and application mashups, across consumer devices. Sun asserts that Java technology is ̵6;the most widely adopted runtime in the world̵7;, and is now powering compelling content and rich end-user experiences on billions of devices ̵1; from desktop browsers and computers and mobile phones to TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and other connected consumer devices.

Over 15 years in the making, the Neil Young Archive will be a biography of the artist's career in a timeline format including a chronology of released and unreleased songs. Through Blu-ray and Java technology viewers will be able to navigate through Young's music, movies, videos, personal archives, memorabilia, photographs, letters, handwritten manuscripts, etc., while the high resolution 192/24 audio is playing.

The Blu-ray format delivers both unsurpassed 192/24 audio quality and high definition video, capturing the quality of the original analogue master recordings in advanced digital format. The first Neil Young Archive release will be a 10 Blu-ray Disc set available this fall from Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, covering Young's career from 1963-1972.

"Previously, there was no way to browse archival material on a Disc and listen to a song in high resolution at the same time,̶1; Neil Young says. "It is important for me that the user experience the high resolution music along with the archival visual material. Previous technology required unacceptable quality compromises. I am glad we waited and got it right."

Young will join Sun CEO and president Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green, executive vice president for Software, on stage during the JavaOne conference opening keynote to announce this revolutionary new project

Further information: www.java.com, www.neilyoung.com.

Image: the Neil Young Archive will be a biography of the artist's career in a timeline format including a chronology of released and unreleased songs.

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