Neil Young | A Letter Home | Limited Edition Box Set - Vinyl 2LP w/CD, DVD & 7 Clear Colored 6" Vinyl Singles

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A Letter Home booth recordings Reproduced by Jack White and Neil Young

This Deluxe Edition Box Set of A Letter Home is a beautifully packaged expanded version of Third Man Records vinyl edition _ an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology.

This Limited Edition Box Set Includes:

  • Standard audio LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
  • –Direct feed from the booth" audiophile LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
  • Standard audio CD
  • DVD with footage from the recording (Region 0 - Playable Internationally)
  • 12" x 12", 32-page full color booklet
  • Download card for the hi-res –direct feed from the booth" audiophile version of the album
  • Seven 6" vinyl 33 RPM discs pressed on clear vinyl. The 7th disc of this set features a version of Dylan's"Blowin' In The Wind" backed with an alternate take / arrangement of "Crazy"

Neil Young recorded a collection of covers with Jack White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O Graph recording booth at Third Man's Nashville headquarters. Imagine a very simple recording studio not much larger than a phone booth and you'll get the idea. He describes the album as "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever." Recorded live to track to one-track, mono, the album has an inherent warm, primitive feel of a vintage Folkways recording.

As for the track-listing, 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 –I Wonder If I Care as Much," Bruce Springsteen's –My Home Town," and many others. The 12-song set finds Young alone on vocals, guitar, harmonica and piano with the exception of "On the Road Again" and "I Wonder If I Care As Much" where he's joined by White.

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. He does this once again at the beginning of Side 2 in a way which could explain why he's selected these particular songs to record. In essence, this presentation is, as its title implies, A Letter Home from Neil. 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. The DVD captured the original electro-mechanical process, along with comments from the re-producers and recording engineers.

Track Listings:

12" vinyl (standard audio)

Side A

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)

Side B

1. A Letter Home intro #2

2. Reason to Believe' (Tim Hardin)

3. On the Road Again' (Willie Nelson)

4. If You Could Read My Mind' (Gordon Lightfoot)

5. Since I Met You Baby' (Ivory Joe Hunter)

6. My Hometown' (Bruce Springsteen)

7. I Wonder If I Care as Much' (Don Everly)

12" vinyl (audiophile)

Side A

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)

Side B

1. Reason to Believe' (Tim Hardin)

2. On the Road Again' (Willie Nelson)

3. If You Could Read My Mind' (Gordon Lightfoot)

4. Since I Met You Baby' (Ivory Joe Hunter)

5. My Hometown' (Bruce Springsteen)

6. I Wonder If I Care as Much' (Don Everly)

6" vinyl

1. A/B - A Letter Home/Changes

2. C/D - Girl From The North Country/Needle of Death

3. E/F - Early Morning Rain/Crazy

4. G/H - Reason To Believe/On The Road Again

5. I/J - If You Could Read My Mind/Since I Met You Baby

6. K/L - My Hometown/I Wonder If I Care As Much

7. M/N - Blowin' In The Wind/Crazy (piano)

CD

1. A Letter Home Intro

2. Changes

3. Girl From The North Country

4. Needle Of Death

5. Early Morning Rain

6. Crazy

7. Reason To Believe

8. On The Road Again

9. If You Could Read My Mind

10. Since I Met You Baby

11. My Hometown

12. I Wonder If I Care As Much

DVD

1. A Letter Home Intro

2. Changes

3. Girl From The North Country

4. Needle Of Death

5. Early Morning Rain

6. Crazy

7. Reason To Believe

8. On The Road Again

9. If You Could Read My Mind

10. Since I Met You Baby

11. My Hometown

12. I Wonder If I Care As Much