Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Neil Young streams new album A Letter Home

Neil Young is streaming his new album, “A Letter Home”, in advance of its May 27th release.

The project, which features covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot and more, was recorded in a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph vinyl recording booth at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville.

“The recordings were done in September, just before Farm Aid last year,” Young told Rolling Stone recently. “I was at Third Man on Record Store Day that year [in April]. I tried the booth. Jack and I are both into mechanical things. We’re kind of geeky, I guess. I checked it out. And he had people coming in, recording on it all day long. Jack’s a real interesting character; he has kind of a Barnum-and-Bailey thing going on.”

“So we got into talking about this,” continues Neil, “and I said, ‘You know, Jack, I’m going to come back and do an album, in this thing.’ I spent the summer, during whatever else I was doing then, learning these songs, finding the right ones to do, talking to people, researching it. I was looking for songs that affected me – songs that meant something to me in my life, to me in my songwriting craft.”

While the original vinyl release was made available as part of Record Store Day last month, Young is now issuing a standard CD version and a limited-edition box set.

The box set will include a standard 12” vinyl LP, an audiophile vinyl version, seven 6” clear vinyl discs, a standard CD, a standard DVD, a digital download and a 32-page, 12” x 12” book.

Neil Young
“A Letter Home”

Release date: May 27

01. "Changes" (Phil Ochs)
02. "Girl From The North Country" (Bob Dylan)
03. "Needle of Death" (Bert Jansch)
04. "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot)
05. "Crazy" (Willie Nelson)
06. "Reason To Believe" (Tim Hardin)
07. "On The Road Again" (Willie Nelson)
08. "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot)
09. "Since I Met You Baby" (Ivory Joe Hunter)
10. "My Hometown" (Bruce Springsteen)
11. "I Wonder If I Care As Much" (Everly Brothers)

See also:

Neil Young records instant vinyl on The Tonight Show
Neil Young and Jack White to guest on The Tonight Show
Neil Young expands new album A Letter Home into box set
Neil Young releases covers album A Letter Home
Search Neil Young at hennemusic