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Neil Young releases “A Letter Home”

neil-young-a-letter-homeSurprise is right!

Neil Young just pulled a Beyoncé, writes COS (Consequence of Sound).

The legendary singer-songwriter has released his new covers album, A Letter Home. The vinyl record, spanning 10 tracks, is now available for purchase through Third Man Records.

 

The album was recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records HQ in Nashville, inside a 1940s-era Voice-o-Graph recording booth. White himself is featured on two tracks.

The album includes covers of songs by equally illustrious singer-songwriters, including Bruce Springsteen (“My Hometown”), Bob Dylan (“Girl From The North Country”), and Willie Nelson (“On The Road Again”), among others.

The ordering page includes images of the cover art and the back cover art, which lists Jack White, who appears on the album, and Neil Young as “Reproducers.”

Young described the Voice-O-Graph as “A phone booth. It’s all acoustic with a harmonica inside a closed space, with one mic to vinyl.” It results in a “lo-fi analog record”, which Young described as “retro-tech.” However, in keeping with the spirit of his new music service Pono, it’ll feature a high-resolution sound. As he explained, “You can make a lo-fi, analog record, direct to vinyl, transfer it to 192, and you have a high res copy of a lo-fi vinyl record.”

A Letter Home Tracklist: 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. “Reason To Believe” (Tim Hardin) 06. “On The Road Again” (Willie Nelson) 07. “If You Could Only Read My Mind” (Gordon Lightfoot) 08. “Since I Met You Baby” (Ivory Joe Hunter) 09. “My Hometown” (Bruce Springsteen) 10. “I Wonder If I Care As Much” (Everly Brothers)

Source: http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/04/surprise-neil-young-releases-new-album-a-letter-home-featuring-jack-white/

Fourth show added at Dolby – is it the last?

Neil Young has added a fourth performance to his March stint at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The new date is Wednesday. April 2, according to http://www.neilyoung.com/tour.

Presale tickets for this performance go on sale today at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

http://tix.concertmaps.com/neilyoung/

Concert dates are now Saturday, March 29, Sunday, March 30, Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday April, 2.

Go Neil. He promises an acoustic set. Maybe songs from his upcoming album?

Young has said that the record will be released in March on the Third Man Records Label owned by Jack White.
The record is described 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…”.
Young previously told Rolling Stone that recording the album was “one of the lowest-tech experiences I’ve ever had”.
A prospective tracklist of the album features Bob Dylan’s ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, Tim Hardin’s ‘Reason To Believe’, Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Early Morning Rain’ and Ivory Joe Hunter’s ‘Since I Met You Baby’ as well as ‘Needle Of Death’, originally by the late Bert Jansch

Dolby performances begin at 8 p.m.

 

 

PONO to be released

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Neil Young to launch music player at SXSW

January 23, 2014, Yahoo.

Neil Young will launch his new music player PONO at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas in March. Young was awarded the President’s Merit Award from the Producers and Engineers arm of the Recording Academy and said Pono would be launched at SXSW.

Pono is a high quality digital music player that will play the sound as it was recorded in the studio. It will become the hi-tech alternative to low quality MP3 players such as the iPod.

In his speech for the Academy, Young said: “Being impressed by something, and how cool it is, and how sharp it is, and how snappy it is, is one thing, and that translates into almost any media. But when you’re singing something very soulful from your heart, and the echo is perfect and everything’s great and you’re using maybe an acoustic chamber and everything sounds great. And then you listen to it and you love it, but you hear it somewhere else and it’s gone – that’s terrible.

“We don’t like that. Not many of us like that, we’re not happy about it. So we’re trying to change that, and we’re trying to make it better. We’re trying to make music sound technically better, and that’s what I want to do. So we have a player that plays whatever the musicians’ made digitally, and that’s going to come out.

“We’re announcing that at SXSW, we’re introducing it, it’s called Pono, and that’s my commercial, thank you very much.”

:: PONO website

:: PONO technicals: http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

:: Nyquist sampling theorem: Wikipedia |

New album: “A Letter Home”

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Third Man Records phone booth

Young also set the record straight about rumours of a Jack White duets album. Young states: “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.”

In March, Young will release a new album, A Letter Home, which he describes as “one of the lowest-tech experiences I’ve ever had.” Apparently this is supposed to appear on Jack White’s THIRD MAN record label.

see BNB article:

Update (2): New Album: “A Letter Home” slated for March release

 

Neil Young and Jack White might release a new covers album

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Third Man Records phone booth

Exclusive, @Days-of-the-Crazy-Wild:

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

What I’ve now confirmed is that Young and White have recorded an entire album together, according to a source associated with the project. The album will be released on Third Man Records, and probably Warner Bros, as well.”

read all: http://www.daysofthecrazy-wild.com/exclusive-neil-young-and-jack-white-collaborate-for-new-covers-album/

Neil Young records track in the Third Man vinyl booth

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Third Man phone booth

A short blurb on Neil Young recording a song  in the booth at Third Man Records Store in Nashville as part of the global Record Store Day.

The  1947 Voice-o-Graph is the only public vinyl record recording booth in the world.  111 seconds of audio can be recorded in the booth and the audio is cut to a  six-inch phonograph disc.

Jack White also recorded in the booth.
Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/jack-white/69907#aIXuoS4qVOuoCZz6.99

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With destinations still unnamed
It\'s hard to leave the traces
For someone to follow.

by -- Neil Young

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