Last week Neil Young released the vinyl-only A Letter Home, a collection of covers recorded in single takes on acoustic guitar in Jack White’s Voice-O-Graph booth at Third Man Records. About the size of a phone booth, the machine records you to vinyl as you play, which is exactly what Young did, giving the album a unique vintage quality. It became a surprise release on Record Store Day via Third Man, but now Reprise will issue a deluxe version of the album, which contains a CD, standard LP, “audiophile” LP, seven 6″ vinyl singles, picture book, and a DVD of videos of Young recording the various covers, which include songs by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson. Below you can watch a video of Young playing Bert Jansch’s “Needle Of Death.”
A Letter Home is out 5/27 via Reprise Records. No word yet on when it’ll get a Pono release!