Neil Young has recorded a special cover version of Bert Jansch' classic 'Needle Of Death' - watch it below.
The death of Bert Jansch robbed the music world of a truly original, distinctive voice. The guitarist took advantages of the innovations around him, blending them with traditional songcraft to create a new, vivid persona.
Last night (December 3rd) a host of greats gathered to salute a real original. Robert Plant performed 'Go Your Way' with Bernard Butler taking care of six string duties.
Elsewhere, Ralph McTell, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy, Beverly Martyn and more paid their respects. In a special segment of the show, the performers made way for a pre-prepared video shot by Neil Young.
A devout advocate for the music of Bert Jansch, the legendary songwriter stopped by Third Man Records' Nashville base to work with Jack White. Laying down a track in Jack White's recording booth, Neil Young chose to cover 'Needle Of Death'.
The results are quite something. Playing solo, Neil Young brings something new, something honest to this oft-covered track.
Watch a rip below - a full documentary based on the concert is coming to BBC 4 next year. (via Uncut)
The new issue of Clash magazine is out right now. It's always on the money with breakthrough acts worth listening to. So, go and see.