Exclusive: Neil Young and Jack White Collaborate for New Covers Album

Neil Young emerges from Jack White’s 1947 Voice-o-Graph vinyl record recording booth.

In April of last year Neil Young was in Nashville and he recorded Bert Jansch’s “Needle of Death” at the Third Man Recording Booth on Record Store Day.

What I’ve now confirmed is that Young and White have recorded an entire album together, according to a source associated with the project. The album will be released on Third Man Records, and probably Warner Bros, as well.

In December 2013, the Neil Young website Thrasher’s Wheat had these quotes from a source: “It is an album of covers. In it, as anticipated, he pays tribute to other renowned singer-songwriters. There are 12 tracks on it. There are no Neil Young originals…”

It is likely that the album will include “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,” songs that Young played at the 2013 Farm Aid concert.

Young Played “Changes” and “Needle Of Death” during his recent Carnegie Hall shows, and at Massey Hall in Toronto on January 12, 2014.

“Blowin’ in the Wind” at Farm Aid:

“Reason To Believe” at Farm Aid:

“Changes” at Carnegie Hall:

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64 thoughts on “Exclusive: Neil Young and Jack White Collaborate for New Covers Album

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  2. I wouldn’t get my hopes up too much. Neil has never been took impressive on covers in my humble opinion . . . and Jack White. Over-rated – a bore.

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