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Neil Young's journey to the past with 'A Letter Home'
Neil Young's journey to the past with 'A Letter Home'

Critics, be warned: Whatever you might want to say about the way Neil Young sings the work of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot and several other songwriters on his intimate and idiosyncratic new album, “A Letter Home,” don’t call them covers. “I don’t like to think of them as ‘cover tunes,’ ” Young said by phone from New York recently before making an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night along with his “Letter Home” co-conspirator, Jack White. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post stated that surface noise had been added to the standard version of 'A Letter Home.' No processing was made to the original recordings on...

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