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Surprise Releases from Neil Young and Prince

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Remember the surprise release of a new album from Beyonce during the Christmas season? Well it seems that Neil Young is following that example.

In a surprise to fans, and during Record Store Day on Saturday, the musician has released a new covers album titled A Letter Home, which features versions of songs from artists including Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, Gordon Lightfoot, and the Everly Brothers. The surprise release was announced on his website, and was reportedly recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records (who also releases the album) base in Nashville, Tennessee. The album is currently available on 12” vinyl at No word yet if it will make it’s way in other online stores (such as iTunes), or in other stores (such as Bay Area’s Rasputin).

In other music news, also making a surprise release of new material is Prince. He released his new single “The Breakdown” just short of midnight on Friday, and the single is now available on iTunes. Prince recently told Arsenio Hall in March that the song was coming, but never gave a release date. He has also indicated that he is working on a new studio album.

The surprise of the new single comes after an agreement between Prince and his former record label Warner Bros. has been reached, giving the musician ownership of rights of music he recorded between 1978 to the mid-1990s.


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