Cat Power Show and Album
The New Covers Album From Chan Marshall Released January 21st 2008
Cat Power March show announcement comes at a perfect time as Jukebox, her second album of cover songs and a tribute to the great vocalists who have influenced her over the years is being released.
The list of covers she has chosen for this record makes for a most impressive cast list – James Brown, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Billie Holiday, George Jackson, Janis Joplin, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams and herself (with ‘Metal Heart’ being re-recorded nearly ten years after it first appeared on her Moon Pix album).
Recorded in Dallas, Memphis and Miami with Stu Sikes (who also worked on Loretta Lynn’s Grammy-winning Van Lear Rose), Jukebox contains twelve tracks, eleven of which are covers and one, ‘Song To Bobby’, is brand new and a suitable inclusion as she wrote it about meeting Bob Dylan for the first time (it also precedes her version of ‘I Believe In You’ on this record).
This is the first record she has made with her band, Dirty Delta Blues – the quartet of Dirty Three's Jim White, Delta 72's Gregg Foreman, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Judah Bauer and Lizard Music's Erik Paparozzi – and they make up a big part of this album. Also making guest appearances on the record are Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Janis Joplin), Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytails, Taj Mahal), Teenie Hodges (Al Green, Memphis Rhythm Band) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez).
Time Out once wrote that Cat Power was “a master of interpretation” and Jukebox highlights just that. Although her second album of covers, it’s not really the sequel to The Covers Record (2000), instead a fascinating new chapter in Chan Marshall's artistic arc.
Coming as an added bonus are five more cover versions, which are being made available as an accompaniment to both the deluxe CD and vinyl versions of the album.
An Auckland show has been announced today on Tuesday 4th March, at The Powerstation in Auckland.
Cat Power will perform with her full-time band, Dirty Delta Blues.
Tickets on sale from 23.1.08 @ Ticketmaster & Real Groovy. www.myspace.com/catpower
CD (OLE 754-1)
Deluxe LP (OLE 793-1)
Deluxe CD + Bonus Disc (OLE 793-2)
Download (OLE 754-6)
Tracklisting: (artists listed are the performers who popularized the song)
2. Ramblin (Wo)man
3. Metal Heart (2008 Version)
5. Aretha, Sing One For
6. Lost Someone
Lord, Help The Poor &Needy
Jessie Mae Hemphill
Believe In You
9. Song To Bobby
10. Don't Explain
11. Woman Left
Available with Deluxe CD and vinyl versions only.
1. I Feel
2. Naked, If I Want
5. She’s Got You