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Published: 2014/01/24

Neil Young Reveals New Details About Forthcoming Album

Last week we reported that Neil Young and Jack White had collaborated on a forthcoming album. While Young went on to deny that the album featured duets between the two performers, White has now confirmed that the new LP, titled A Letter Home, will be released via his own Third Man Records label. According to a post on Third Man’s website, the new record will feature “an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever.”

Earlier reports suggested that release would likely include covers of Bert Jansch’s “Needle of Death,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain,” Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe,” Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” Phil Ochs’ “Changes” and Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby”—all songs that Young covered at the 2013 Farm Aid concert.

Additionally, Young recently told Rolling Stone that recording the album was, “one of the lowest-tech experience I’ve ever had,” leading the publication to speculate that the acclaimed singer-songwriter may have recorded the LP on the Voice-o-Graph at Third Man’s Nashville headquarters. The machine, originally built in 1947, is the only public vinyl recording booth of its kind still in existence.

Young has confirmed that A Letter Home will be available in March, though no specific release date has been announced.

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