Neil Young’s new album, A Letter Home, is a series of covers recorded in Jack White’s vintage 1940’s Voice-O-Graph booth, which instantly lays down a recording to a lo-fi analog record. While Neil made the album at White’s Third Man Studios in Nashville, the two brought the novelty toy to “The Tonight Show” stage last night.
Neil Young and Jack White on Fallon
Though many were surely hoping for Jack White to join in on the action, he became just another spectator as Neil Young took to the booth to play a cover of Willie Nelson’s “Crazy,” followed by a solo piano cover of Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby.”
The sound does transport you back to the crackly nostalgia of old records, though regrettably, the booth did not exhibit the ability to change anyone into Stefan (+10 to whoever catches this reference).
No word yet on whether Young’s touring this album, but I would expect a few shows peppered in here and there. Check out the performance of “Crazy,” the web-exclusive “Since I Met You Baby,” and a short interview segment below.
“Since I Met You Baby”
Article by Nicolas White