A Letter Home: New Neil Young Album Title
Jack White's Third Man Record Booth
Last year, we reported on Neil Young's visit to Third Man Records, which is Jack White's Nashville recording studio.
Since then, there have been a lot of rumors speculating on what occurred back in July 2013 and what we might eventually hear once released.
The title of Neil Young's new album is called A Letter Home to be released in March, per a quote from Neil in Rolling Stone.
Over on NY Times (Neil Young's official webpage), this item has been posted
A LETTER HOMEAhh, yes, the elusive Homer Grosvenor. Hmmm.
January 22, 2014
Third Man Records unearths Neil Young's "A Letter Home."
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
Rustie Ralf Böllhoff posts: "Homer Grosvenor" could be an allusion to Neil Young's home in Winnipeg. He lived there at 1123 Grosvenor Avenue. So maybe the songs of "A Letter Home" are referring to Neil Young's home in Canada in the 1960s. Neil's own songs on that album might be rediscovered and not yet recorded songs written far back in Winnipeg like his legandary first song "No" or pre-Squires songs or something like that."
While that fact is not in dispute, it seems Jack White's contributions are unclear despite what is being reported.
Over on Neil Young's official Facebook page , the following statement was posted:
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.From Rolling Stone By Jon Blistein:
It seems likely that Young recorded the album on a 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine located at Third Man's Nashville headquarters.After Neil Young's Farm Aid 2013 setlist of covers, the thinking was that many of these songs had been recorded in Nashville earlier, including:
Originally made in 1947, the Voice-o-Graph is the only public vinyl record recording booth of its kind left in the world. After refurbishing it, Third Man opened the booth on Record Store Day 2013 and now anyone can come in and record up to two minutes of audio that's cut onto a six-inch phonograph disc. Young stopped by Third Man last year where he recorded a cover of Bert Jansch's "The Needle of Death" on the Voice-o-Graph last year for a special tribute to the acoustic guitar master.
- Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot song)
- Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter song)
- Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin song)
- Changes (Phil Ochs song)
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