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Are Neil Young and Jack White Collaborating on a Classic Covers Album?

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By Scott T. Sterling

Get ready for a retro Americana throwdown of epic proportions if early reports of a collaboration between Jack White and Neil Young to record an album of cover songs are to be believed.

According to veteran music writer Michael Goldberg (via his blog Days of the Crazy-Wild), the dynamic duo of White and Young laid down versions of Bob Dylan‘s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” Phil Ochs‘ “Changes” and Gordon Lightfoot‘s “Early Morning Rain” among others for the covers album his sources say is destined for White’s Third Man Records label, with a possible release on Warner Bros. as well.

The blog also references Neil Young fan site Thrasher’s Wheat, alleging the covers collaboration back in December of last year and adding that Third Man would release the album in a special vinyl format.

Last April, Young visited White’s Nashville studios to cut a version of Bert Jansch’s “Needle of Death” on Record Store Day, with a film of the session being shown at a special Jansch’s tribute show at London’s Royal Festival Hall last December.

Versions of Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” and Tim Hardin’s “Reason To Believe” are also rumored to be part of the White/Young covers album.

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