Along with launching PonoMusic this week, Neil Young discussed his forthcoming album plans with Billboard, revealing that the LP will also feature Jack White on two of its tracks and that it's "likely" due out this spring: "It's not ready for prime time yet. It's not really a release yet, but it's a very unique record. It's like a time capsule," he says of the release, which features covers of songs by some of Neil Young's favourite songwriters. "It doesn't sound like anything you've heard that was made recently. And some great songs, some beautiful music. They're songs that I love, songs that changed my life, songs that made it so that I understood what someone else was saying to me, songs by greater writers."

While discussing further plans, Young also detailed his forthcoming memoir, titled Special Deluxe: "So it's a history through automobiles, and it's a history of automobiles and it's a history of the environmental impact of automobiles. And it's a projection into the future of automobiles. It has its own agenda that develops over the book."

A Letter Home will be released sometime this year via Third Ear Recordings, but Neil Young is already working on new music and said that one day he'd like to record an album live with a full orchestra, captured in mono with one mic: "I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that's a challenge and it's a sound that's unbelievable, and you can't get it any other way. So I'm into doing that."

Source: Pitchfork

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