Neil Young and Jack White collaborate on covers album?
Neil Young and Jack White have reportedly worked together on an album of covers.
Two different news sources claim the artists have finished the album, which is said to include songs by their favourite songwriters. Journalist Michael Goldberg said he had "confirmed" the story writing on his blog, saying that Young had recorded an album at Jack White's Third Man studios in Nashville.
According to Goldberg, Young didn't just use White's studio, they made the "entire album together", with a tracklist featuring Bob Dylan's "Blowin' In The Wind", Tim Hardin's "Reason To Believe", Gordon Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain" and Ivory Joe Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby" as well as Bert Jansch's "Needle Of Death".
Young had played many of these songs like during his 2013 set at Farm Aid. You can watch footage from his set here.
Meanwhile, Neil Young fansite Thrasher's Wheat reported back in December that Young had recorded an album of covers in White's Third Man record booth.
Both reports speculate that the album is a co-release by Young's label, Warner Bros, and White's Third Man Records. Earlier this month, Jack White said he was currently working on two different albums. "I'm producing two records this month, and finishing them," he wrote in an online chat. "One of them is mine."
There has been no official announcement yet regarding the existence of the album.
Young is currently midway through his 'Honor The Treaties' run of shows to raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund.
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