UPDATE 1/22 11 a.m. PT: Apparently this collaboration will stay in our dreams, as Neil Young has denied Goldberg's report. "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," Young posted on his
Facebook page. However, Young IS coming out
with a new album this March as per an interview with Neil that ran on Rolling Stone
today. The name of the album is A Letter Home. The confusion may stem from White's
Third Man Records releasing A Letter Home. As per Brooklyn Vegan, here's Third Man's description of the new LP, "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."
In a story that's straight out of our dreams, journalist Michael Goldberg has just posted a news item stating that Jack White and Neil Young have
recorded an album of covers together.
[Neil Young at Third Man Records Studios]
According to Goldberg, the pair laid down a number of covers including Bert Jansch's
“Needle of Death,” as well as Phil Ochs “Changes,” Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,”
Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain,” Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” and Tim
Hardin’s “Reason To Believe.” Goldberg expects the album to be released on White's Third
Man Records label and "probably" Warner Brothers as well.
Neil performed a number of these covers at Farm Aid back in September and debuted "Needle Of Death" earlier this month at Carnegie Hall. We'll be sure
to keep you posted on any news about this exciting project.
Watch Neil Young's version of "Blowin' In The Wind":
[via Days Of The Crazy Wild / Hat Tip -
Consequence Of Sound]
[Published on: 1/16/14]