Neil Young Covers Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, And The Everly Brothers On New Album
Neil Young quietly slipped out his latest album -- in vinyl format -- in time for Record Store Day. The covers collection, a called A Letter Home, was released via Jack White's Third Man Records website and through participating record stores. Vintage Vinyl News posted: "The album was recorded at Third Man Studios in the 'Third Man Recording Booth,' a 1947 Voice-O-Graph Machine the size of a phone booth that was originally a coin operated way for a person to record their own voice."
The album features Young covering such icons as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot, Phil Ochs, Bert Jansch, Tim Hardin, Ivory Joe Hunter, and the Everly Brothers. Fans are still waiting on word regarding a release date for the digital download or hard copy CD.
Over his long and storied career, Neil Young has touched upon, folk, country, blues, rock, rockabilly -- and even grunge -- on some of his albums. We asked him if there was a certain method to the madness when recording so many different styles of albums: "There's no real logic to it. I may do two rock n' roll albums in a row at some point, or I may do two soft ones in a row, or I may do some different kind of album that everybody wonders what the hell I did that for. I mean, y'know, I could do that. Y'know, it just depends, and there's no plan. I'm just going with the songs. The songs dictate the direction."
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