Needle Of Death Jansch 4:57 5. Needle Of Death — 04:58 05. My Hometown — 04:08 12. Sure, there's artifice and humor here, but there's also heart, and this blend of emotions is what makes one of 's quintessential, endearingly odd records. Early Morning Rain — 04:27 06.
While further details on the album are in short supply, Young has said that the record will be released in March. It was released on April 19, 2014 on Record Store Day by Third Man Records. In essence, this presentation is, as its title implies, A Letter Home from Neil. Or, get the digital version at. Usually, the flaws of can be pegged on the archaic recording technology -- only a couple of performances feel shambolic -- but is also having fun with what the Voice-O-Graph meant, opening the album with a wry, winding spoken letter to his departed mother and then addressing another missive to her later on the record.
Girl From The North Country Dylan 3:31 4. If You Could Read My Mind Lightfoot 4:04 10. These contraptions were designed in 1947 and were once a common sight in arcades and fairs but they died away in the '70s, turning into an artifact of a weird old Americana beloved by both and. The entire album, which consists of covers of classic songs by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and others, was recorded in a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph vinyl recording booth at Jack White's Third Man store in Nashville, Tennessee. If You Could Read My Mind 10. The machine allows users to make a vinyl recording of their own voice in real time.
My Hometown Springsteen 4:08 12. Reason To Believe — 02:49 08. A Letter Home Intro — 02:17 02. Girl From The North Country — 03:32 04. On The Road Again — 02:23 09. Young recorded the collection of covers on our refurbished 1947 recording booth at our Nashville headquarters.
A Letter Home Intro 2:17 2. If You Could Read My Mind — 04:04 10. The album begins with Neil recording a spoken letter to his late mother, informing her of his personal and present state of affairs which sets the tone and atmosphere for the duration of the album. These words are simultaneously sentimental and impish, a wink to the audience that is in on the joke but also doesn't quite consider a joke. On The Road Again Nelson 2:22 9.
By design, the Voice-O-Graph allows for no overdubs -- it captures everything that happens in the booth and nothing more -- so the performances are intimate and sometimes rushed, qualities that are alternately enhanced and undercut by the thin, crackly recording. Reason To Believe Hardin 2:49 8. This is a deeply personal and expressive listening experience which is as real and raw emotionally as it is sonically and yet light of touch in its form and flow. A Letter Home Intro 2. I Wonder If I Care As Much Everly 2:31. Since I Met You Baby — 02:14 11.
Since I Met You Baby 11. I Wonder If I Care As Much — 02:32. 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. Girl From The North Country 4. Early Morning Rain Lightfoot 4:26 6. .
On The Road Again 9. Since I Met You Baby Hunter 2:13 11. It was released on April 19, 2014 on Record Store Day by Third Man Records. . .
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