The rumors that Jack White and Neil Young were at work on an album together are now confirmed to be true, at least on Young’s end. The legendary songwriter let it slip that his new LP A Letter Home will feature White on a few tracks, and was recorded at Third Man Records. That’s not the only awesome revelation to come from this either. Young spoke with SPIN at SXSW about the album’s recording process and said that he made the album in White’s 1940’s Voice-o-Graph recording booth. If you’re unfamiliar with what the unique creation does, it has the ability to record tracks straight to vinyl.
Young describes the new album as being “retro-tech,” elaborating that, “Retro-tech means recorded in a 1940s recording booth. A phone booth. It’s all acoustic with a harmonica inside a closed space, with one mic to vinyl.” Keeping up with PonoMusic goals, Young said the sound will be high resolution and explains, “You can make a lo-fi, analog record, direct to vinyl, transfer it to 192, and you have a high res copy of a lo-fi vinyl record.”
The highly anticipated, A Letter Home will feature cover songs by singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and many more.