Neil Young Shares Bert Jansch Cover, Readies Box Set

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 04.24.14 in News

Now that Neil Young has sneak-released his “retro-tech” record via Jack White’s Third Man imprint, the Pono founder has announced an expansive box set pressing that includes seven 6-inch singles, a bonus rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and an audiophile LP that doubles as a “direct feed from the [Third Man recording] booth.” Here’s what the Reprise release (due out May 27) of A Letter Home looks like, along with a complete rundown of its contents:

'A Letter Home' box set

Standard audio LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
Audiophile LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
Standard audio CD
DVD with footage from the recording
12″ x 12″, 32-page full color booklet
Download card for hi-res Audiophile version of album
Seven 6″ vinyl 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”

Lest you think the whole project is a bit hokey — of course White owns a Voice-O-Graph machine from 1947 — Young has shared a video of him performing a devastating Bert Jansch cover. Watch “Needle of Death” (the inspiration for Young’s own “Needle and the Damage Done”) down below..