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Neil Young releases new cover album, 'A Letter Home', without announcement

Neil Young drops new album 'A Letter Home' without promotion
Neil Young drops new album 'A Letter Home' without promotion
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Neil Young has surprised fans yet again, dropping a unannounced cover album titled A Letter Home, on Friday, Apr. 18. Released on Jack White's Third Man Records, who also co-produced the album with Young. The release is the legendary Canuck singer-songwriter's 35th studio album.

According to an article posted Apr. 18 at, the "Heart of Gold" hitmaker quietly unveiled the album via White's Third Man Records online shop a day prior to Record Store Day. The 12-inch vinyl release contains 10-covers of songs by a range of artists, including: Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch, Tim Hardin, Willie Nelson, Ivory Joe Hunter, Bruce Springsteen, The Everly Brother and two songs from fellow Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot. website page describes the record 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."

The album retails for $20 and will be available in retail shops for Record Store Day purchase.

A Letter Home track list:

1. "Changes" (Phil Ochs)
2. "Girl From The North Country" (Bob Dylan)
3. "Needle of Death" (Bert Jansch)
4. "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot)
5. "Reason To Believe" (Tim Hardin)
6. "On The Road Again" (Willie Nelson)
7. "If You Could Only Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot)
8. "Since I Met You Baby" (Ivory Joe Hunter)
9. "My Hometown" (Bruce Springsteen)
10. "I Wonder if I Care as Much" (Everly Brothers)

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