Last July, Neil Young traveled to Nashville, Tenn to record an album of covers at Jack White's Third Man Records on a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph vinyl recording booth
The album titled A Letter Home
was something of a mystery in terms of release info for yesterday's International Record Store Day but it now is listed on Third Man Records
for ordering as a vinyl only release.
1. "Changes" (Phil Ochs)
2. "Girl From The North Country" (Bob Dylan)
3. "Needle of Death" (Bert Jansch)
4. "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot)
5. "Crazy" (Willie Nelson)
6. "Reason To Believe" (Tim Hardin)
7. "On The Road Again" (Willie Nelson)
8. "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot)
9. "Since I Met You Baby" (Ivory Joe Hunter)
10. "My Hometown" (Bruce Springsteen)
11. "I Wonder If I Care As Much" (Everly Brothers)
Reproduced by: Jack White III & Neil Young
Recorded at: Third Man Records, Nashville, TA
Electro-mechanically engeniered by: Joshua V. Smith & Kevin Carrico
Recorded by: Joshua V. Smith
Assisted by: Mindy Watts
Recorded to acetate by: George Ingram
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig for Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Neil Young: Vocal, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano.
Jack White: Vocal, Piano - "On the Road Again", Vocal, Piano - "I Wonder if I care As Much"
Art Direction & Design: Gary Burden and Jenice Heo for R. Twerk & Co with Neil Young and Jack White
Hand lettering "A Letter Home": Julian Baker
Photo: Front Cover - Will Mitchell, Back Cover - Joe McCaughey
Direction: Elliot Roberts, Lookout Management
Special Thanks: Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Tim Hardin, Ivory Joe Hunter, Bruce Springsteen, Don Everly
(c) 2014 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WMA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S. - Under license to Third Man Records, LLC, Printed in U.S.A. TMR245
Jack White's Third Man Record Booth
"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…" —Homer Grosvenor
From Jack White's quest to record and release a record in one day | Music | Entertainment | Toronto Sun
by Jane Stevenson:
The event was staged in an effort to get music fans into independent record stores, and the current return-to-vinyl explosion led in no small part by White’s Third Man Records store. The local Nashville shop also sold a Neil Young covers album, A Letter Home, on Saturday, that the Canadian singer-songwriter recently recorded there inside a Voice-O-Graph booth.
“Neil Young just stopped by. He was driving his electric car, the LincVolt, he was driving around town and filming stuff, and he stopped by, checked it out, and me and him were talking about it. We had a curtain set up on the other side,” said White. “And some kid came into the recording booth and recorded a Neil Young song and when he opened the door, Neil Young just peaked his head out."
"It was a pretty beautiful moment. And I think that a few months later he called me and said, ‘Hey man I want to come and record in that booth. Hey, maybe I’ll do my whole next record there.’ I’m like, ‘I’m not going to stop you. Where do you want me to pick you up?’”
And here are some live versions of the songs on Video: Neil Young Releases ‘A Letter Home’ With No Pre-Release Hype | DAYS OF THE CRAZY-WILD
. (Thanks Michael!)
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