Friday, January 17, 2014

REPORT: Neil Young and Jack White record covers album

Neil Young and Jack White have reportedly recorded an album of covers together.

Veteran music journalist Michael Goldberg reports that he has confirmed the album, according to a source associated with the project.

The album will reportedly be released on White’s Third Man Records, and probably Warner Bros, as well.

In December 2013, the Neil Young website Thrasher’s Wheat had these quotes from a source: “It is an album of covers. In it, as anticipated, he pays tribute to other renowned singer-songwriters. There are 12 tracks on it. There are no Neil Young originals…”

It is likely that the album will include “Needle Of Death,” as well as Phil Ochs' “Changes”, Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain,” Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” and Tim Hardin’s “Reason To Believe,” songs that Young played at the 2013 Farm Aid concert.

Young played “Changes” and “Needle Of Death” during his recent Carnegie Hall shows, and at Massey Hall in Toronto on January 12.

In April of last year, Young was in Nashville and he recorded Bert Jansch’s “Needle Of Death” at the Third Man Recording Booth on Record Store Day.

Young is currently playing a series of shows in his Canadian homeland: the “Honor The Treaties” benefit concerts with Diana Krall will raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense Fund, to aid them in their battle against oil companies and the government to preserve their land – read about the shows here.

See also:

VIDEO: Neil Young kicks off Carnegie Hall residency
Neil Young announces Honor The Treaties benefit shows
AUDIO: Neil Young streams new Live At The Cellar Door album
VIDEO: Neil Young previews Live At The Cellar Door
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