'A Letter Home' was recorded on 'ancient electro mechanical technology'
Credited to ‘Homer Grosvenor’, the message reads: “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…”
While further details on the album are in short supply, Young has said that the record will be released in March. He was recently pictured with the 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine located at Third Man’s Nashville headquarters, which could be the ancient electro mechanical technology referred to in the message. The machine allows users to make a vinyl recording of their own voice in real time.
Young previously told Rolling Stone that recording the album was “one of the lowest-tech experiences I’ve ever had”.
It was recently reported that Neil Young and Jack White had worked together on an album of covers. It is not yet known if this album is ‘A Letter Home’. Journalist Michael Goldberg “confirmed” the story writing on his blog, saying that Young had recorded an album at Jack White’s Third Man studios in Nashville.
According to Goldberg, Young and White made the “entire album together”, with a prospective tracklist featuring 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, a song which Young covered last year. The reports were later echoed on Neil Young fansite Thrasher’s Wheat.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse will headline a huge outdoor show at London’s Hyde Park on Saturday July 12. They’ll be joined at Barclaycard British Summer Time by special guests The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte.