Published Jan 16, 2014Earlier this month, Jack White revealed that he would be "producing two albums this month," with one being a new solo effort. While it hasn't been confirmed by White himself, it's being reported that the second record is a tag-team covers LP between him and Neil Young.
Music journalist Michael Goldberg reports on his blog [via Consequence of Sound] that a source close to the project has confirmed the record will arrive through Third Man Records, perhaps in a partnership with Warner Bros.
This follows a report on Young fansite Thrashers Wheat from early December 2013 that quoted a source as saying, "It is an album of covers. In it, as anticipated, he pays tribute to other renowned singer-songwriters. There are 12 tracks on it. There are no Neil Young originals…"
Apparently, Young recorded the record in White's Third Man record booth.
While none of this has been confirmed by either White or Young, Goldberg reports that the set could include a take on Bert Jansch's "Needle of Death," which Young had cut in White's record booth in Nashville last spring on Record Store Day. Other songs on the album could include songs Young covered during his Farm Aid set last summer, such as Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," Gordon Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain," Ivory Joe Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby," Phil Ochs's "Changes" and Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe."
Young is currently on tour and plays Winnipeg's Centennial Concert Hall tonight (January 16). You'll find the rest of his upcoming show schedule over here.
White has yet to give any more details on his upcoming solo album, which follows 2012's Blunderbuss. White is also currently releasing a series of singles with the Dead Weather, which come ahead of an album expected to drop in 2015.