Live music fans now have a new place to kill 2,000-or-so hours, as YouTube has just been gifted a ton of classic concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
Music Vault, which calls itself the world’s greatest collection of live music, has just released their entire catalog to their YouTube channel. Music Vault began putting videos up on YouTube about three months ago, but today’s release is truly the mother lode. In all, Music Vault now has some 13,000 videos totaling over 2,000 hours of live music.
“After two years restoring, transferring, mixing and mastering thousands of tapes from our enormous archive, we’re thrilled and extremely proud to share this massive treasure with the YouTube music community,” says Music Vault content editor Bill Antonucci.
There are clips from live shows, but the best thing about this giant release is all the full concerts now available for free – from Crosby, Stills, & Nash at Winterland in ’73…
…to Rage Against the Machine at Woodstock ’99…
…to Deer Tick at the Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine in 2011.
It looks like they’re still in the process of getting all of these restored concerts uploaded – but there’s already plenty there to keep you occupied and sonically pleased for quite some time.
Image via Music Vault