When a bearded Trent Reznor played his surprising unplugged set at Neil and Pegi Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit in 2006, many people, myself included, were hoping he would bring the string quartet and piano into the studio for a Nine Inch Nails record. Well that never happened, but two songs from his set, which wooed NIN fans and detractors alike, will be included on Bridge School Collection, Vol. 4, available Tuesday on iTunes.
Tegan and Sara, who also have two tracks on the live compilation, posted a news update on their site with the full track list and it looks like we have yet another charitable release to look forward to (Seattle GIVE, Preservation, etc.).
Also included on the album are Tom Waits & the Kronos Quartet’s “What Keeps Mankind Alive” and “The Part You Throw Away,” Regina Spektor, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, Norah Jones, Ministry, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Mellencamp, and one appearance by Neil Young himself, albeit jamming with Josh Groban for an operatic version of “Harvest Moon.”
Check out the full track list here.