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

Update:

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

http://thirdmanrecords.com/news

Neil Young’s Low-Tech New Album ‘A Letter Home’ Due in March.
“It’s one of the lowest-tech experiences I’ve ever had,” he tells Rolling Stone.

Your next record’s coming out in March?
Yeah, it’s one of the lowest-tech experiences I’ve ever had.

How come?
You’ll hear it. It’s called A Letter Home.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-youngs-low-tech-new-album-a-letter-home-due-in-march-20140122

Update (2):

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Third Man Records phone booth

It seems likely that Young recorded the album on a 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine located at Third Man’s Nashville headquarters.

“There’s something that happens with one mic,” Young said Tuesday night as he accepted the President’s Merit Award from the Producers & Engineers Wing. “When everyone sings into one mic, when everybody plays into the same mic: I’ve just never been able to do that, with some rare instances like when I record in a recording booth from a 1940s state fair. I got that sound by closing myself into a telephone booth. And I notice, it sounds just like an old record. And I like the sound of old records! I’ve always loved that.”

Originally made in 1947, the Voice-o-Graph is the only public vinyl record recording booth of its kind left in the world.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.

Read more: rollingstone.com/music/news/third-man-records-releasing-neil-youngs-a-letter-home-20140123

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/

Psychedelic Pill nominated for Grammy

125902036On Jan. 26 Neil Young will most likely be sitting in the audience at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

His album with Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill is nominated for Best Rock Album.

The songs on the album were highly promoted in a whirlwind tours Neil & the Horse made in the U.S.; Australia and Europe.

Neil Young has previously won Grammy’s for the song “Angry World” (Best Rock Song  2010) and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package in 2009 for “The Archives” http://www.grammy.com/artist/neil-young

What will he wear to the Grammys this time,  along with Ralph, Billy and Poncho?

Speculation at Human-Highway.org. http://www.human-highway.org/2013what-will-neil-wear-to-the-grammys

Here are all nominees in that category:

Rock album

13, Black Sabbath

The Next Day, David Bowie

Mechanical Bull, Kings of Leon

Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin

… Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age

Psychedelic Pill, Neil Young with Crazy Horse

Read about other nominees here:

http://o.canada.com/entertainment/music/canadian-grammy-nominees-2014/

More rumors, new Neil album of all covers?

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Third Man Records phone booth

Scott Sandie from the Neil Young Appreciation Society is reporting that Neil Young’s next album was recorded in Jack White’s record booth.

According to Scott:

“It should be out sometime in the new year.  I don’t know its release details but would be surprised if it’s only available via Third Man.  But this is Neil, so who knows. I anticipate this will be a very big seller.  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, but…each side starts with an introduction (part 1, part 2) of the same title.  That could be a Neil Young original although I have another theory on what these might be…  A couple of the songs chosen will astonish you.  Sorry for the secrecy but more on this might leak soon…”

Thanks BH & Scott….

Young a 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee

untitledSongs by Neil Young, U2, Run-D.M.C., the Sugarhill Gang, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Rolling Stones are among this year’s inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Academy has announced.

Once again, 27 iconic recordings are headed for the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, reports Spin Magazine.

The class of 2014 includes Neil Young’s 1970 album After the Gold Rush; U2’s barnstorming 1987 LP The Joshua Tree (the most recently released honoree); Run-D.M.C.’s watershed “Walk This Way” team-up with Aerosmith; the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 game-changer “Rapper’s Delight”; the Rolling Stones’ 1969 hit “Honky Tonk Women”; George Harrison’s 1970 triple-album All Things Must Pass; and Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 single “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

Some other highlights: Creedence Clearwater Revival landed two recordings in the batch, the 1969 single “Fortunate Son” and 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory; James Brown’s 1970 track “Get Up — I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine” earned an acknowledgement, as did Sam Cooke’s 1960 tune “Wonderful World” and Dolly Parton’s endlessly admired 1973 single, “Jolene.”

Read more at: http://m.spin.com/articles/grammy-hall-of-fame-2014-inductees-u2-neil-young-run-dmc-rolling-stones/

Random Quote

\"I always just let him do his thing because his thing is great and he lets me do my thing, too.\"
by --Neil on Demme in Rolling Stone 2011

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