Neil Young Records Willie Nelson's 'Crazy' to Vinyl on 'Tonight Show'

05/14/2014
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(Radio.com) With a little help from Jack White, Neil Young made history on Monday night (May 12) on The Tonight Show by recording a song straight to vinyl during his appearance.

In one take, Young performed, recorded and pressed a cover of "Crazy," which was written by Willie Nelson, but made famous by Patsy Cline, using White's refurbished 1940s-era Voice-o-Graph recording booth. The vinyl was played at the end of the show.

Young recorded his new album, A Letter Home, at Third Man Records using the booth, which White unveiled on Record Store Day last year. According to Consequence of Sound, the machine allows you to record up to two minutes of audio, which is then dispensed in the form of a 6″ phonograph disc. It's supposedly the only machine of its kind that's operational and open to the public.

Last month, White also pulled off a similar feat and earned himself a Guinness World Record for the fastest released record by recording a live version of his new song, "Lazaretto" and then pressing it in less than four hours. The record was previously set by Swiss polka trio Vollgas Kompanie, who in 2008 released an LP the day after recording it.

Watch Young cover "Crazy" straight to vinyl here.

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