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Neil Young, seen performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 15, 2008, will release his Archives album on June 2. ((Jason DeCrow/Associated Press))

Canadian rock icon Neil Young will release his highly anticipated Archives collection on June 2, according to Young's manager Elliot Roberts.

Roberts made the announcement Saturday during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Tex.

Roberts was taking part in a panel discussion along with Larry Johnson, head of Young's production company, Shakey Films.

They played samples from the coming anthology, which has often been delayed.

Young has 60 albums under his belt, with hit singles including Old Man, Heart of Gold and Rockin' in the Free World.

The set will be available in a 10-DVD box for $199 US and a CD version for $99 US.  There is also a 10-disc Blu-Ray edition, which will cost $299 US.

The Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972 will include 128 audio tracks — 43 unreleased and 13 never-before-heard songs — as well as thousands of images, including photos, lyrics, letters and memorabilia, and hours of new, previously released or rare videos.

That same day, director Jonathan Demme unspooled his second Young concert film, Neil Young's Trunk Show, which he described as "a home movie, in a way." It was shot during two performances at Philadelphia's Tower Theater in December 2007.

The film featured onstage and backstage footage, including performances of Harvest Moon, Cinammon Girl, Southern Man and Like a Hurricane.

The 63-year-old singer-songwriter is still rocking hard — touring and appearing in festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Spain and England.