Review of Neil Young – A Letter Home (Warner Music Canada)

Neil YoungOriginally released earlier this year on Record Store Day, A Letter Home sees the iconic Neil Young tackling an impressive set of cover songs from the likes of Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and more. Recorded with Jack White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph at White’s Third Man Headquarters, the album’s sound quality is primitive but therein lays the appeal. By choosing to abandon modern recording techniques, this collection of songs has that much more of an impact.