Neil Young has always been renouned for his amazing recordings. If you need proof just pick up a copy of "Live at Massy Hall" recorded in 1971 but unreleased until 2009. (of course you need it on 180g vinyl). He has been strong advocate in the music industry for improved recording quality and dumping the comproimise of MP3s in favour of high resolution downloads.
He makes the arguement better than I could.