Multi-Format Box Sets
|No. of Discs:||11|
|Note:||180 Gram Mono|
An album of covers recorded at Third Man Record's restored 1947 recording booth, Nashville
Beautifully made deluxe set includes two 180-gram black vinyl LPs — one standard 12" album LP and one "direct from the booth" audiophile 12" LP — CD, DVD, seven clear vinyl 6" singles, booklet
Old style tip-on jackets, printed inner sleeves
Seventh single features non-album version of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind"
DVD includes footage of the recording sessions, 12" color booklet is 32 pages
Album download included
From Neil Young and Reprise Records comes a limited edition deluxe box set of his recent vinyl album A Letter Home, a collection of covers recorded in July 2013 with Jack White at White's Third Man Records in Nashville. The musicians recorded in White's refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth — imagine a simple recording studio about the size of a phone booth — to 1-track mono, giving the album an inherent warm, primitive feel of a vintage Folkways recording.
Young describes the album as "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology that captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever."
Young chose songs that have personal meaning for him, such as British folk artist Bert Jansch's "Needle of Death" (which inspired Young to write 1972's "Needle and the Damage Done"), Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country," Willie Nelson's "Crazy," Don Everly's "Wonder If I Care as Much," Bruce Springsteen's "My Home Town," and many others. 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.
Included in the package is a standard 12-inch album version as well as a "direct from the booth" audiophile 12-inch LP.
The included DVD captures scenes of the takes from the recording booth, along with comments from the producers and recording engineers.
|1. A Letter Home Intro|
|2. Changes (Phil Ochs)|
|3. Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan)|
|4. Needle of Death (Bert Jansch)|
|5. Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)|
|6. Crazy (Willie Nelson)|
|7. Reasons to Believe (Tim Hardin)|
|8. On The Road Again Willie Nelson)|
|9. If You Could Only Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)|
|10. Since I Met Your Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter)|
|11. My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen)|
|12. I Wonder If I Care As Much (Everly Brothers)|