NEWS: Mercury Rev reimagine Bobbie Gentry’s ‘The Delta Sweete’ in full
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NEWS: Mercury Rev reimagine Bobbie Gentry’s ‘The Delta Sweete’ in full

This sounds like a pretty special musical project. Mercury Rev have announced the release of Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, on February 8 via Bella Union. The record is a “reimagining” of Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 album The Delta Sweete and features an impressive cast of guest vocalists: 1. Okolona River Bottom Band ft. Norah Jones 2. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts Of Highway 20
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts Of Highway 20

Lucinda Williams has enjoying a wellspring of creativity in the last few years with her critically acclaimed and award-winning double album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (2013) and now yet another double album in The Ghosts Of Highway 20. The key to prolific output is making sure the quality never drops off and … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Lucinda Williams
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INTERVIEW: Lucinda Williams

Nothing Is Ever Too Personal Lucinda Williams talks to Chris Familton about challenging songwriting, freedom as an artist, and taking advantage of being on a roll. Since her mother’s death in 2004, Lucinda Williams has found herself constantly writing and producing music at a much faster rate than ever before. As such, 2014’s Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone was … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Stream Lucinda Williams’ new single ‘Burning Bridges’
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NEW MUSIC: Stream Lucinda Williams’ new single ‘Burning Bridges’

Lucinda Williams has a new 2CD/3LP album called Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone coming out on Ocotober 3rd. We’been listening to it this week and it’s a superb album, her best in years in our opinion. She hits all the right Williams’ moods and styles, a swampy, often Dylan-esque vibe and some incredible players including … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Lucinda Williams’ Self-Titled LP Remastered and Expanded

Lucinda Williams’ out of print 3rd album from 1988 gets the remastered and expanded treatment plus (thankfully) a vinyl reissue release. Out on January 14th it also includes a 1989 live set from The Netherlands plus other live tracks culled from radio sessions. Lucinda Williams: 25th Anniversary Edition (Thirty Tigers, 2014) LP: Amazon U.S. Disc 1: Original … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Chimes of Freedom | The Songs of Bob Dylan

by Chris Familton Bob Dylan must surely be the most covered artist of the last forty years so when another compilation of versions of his songs comes along it is easy to dismiss it as another batch of standards reinterpreted. The hook with this one though is twofold. Firstly it is a fantastic cause with … Continue reading