Thursday, January 23, 2014

Neil Young: New album to be released on Jack White’s label

Neil Young’s new album, “A Letter Home”, will be released by Jack White’s label, Third Man Records.

Both artists shared the news on their social media sites Wednesday, introducing the project as “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 this week, Young described “A Letter Home” as “one of the lowest-tech experiences I've ever had”, and that it would be available in March (no official release date was confirmed as part of the confirmation news by the pair of rockers on Thursday).

White and Young have been connected in a stream of media items about the little-known release, starting last month with the Neil fan site Thrasher’s Wheat, which revealed the 12-track album was made up completely of cover songs.

Along the way, the rumour mill twisted the project into a duets record by the two artists, which Young shot down this week.

“False Rumours: Neil Young and Jack White are not doing a record of duets as has been erroneously posted on various outlets. We are certain those rumours have no basis in truth,” read the message posted on Young’s Facebook page Wednesday.

See also:

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