# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Cat Power - Cat Power Sings Dylan

  by Nick Dent-Robinson

published: 19 / 1 / 2024

Cat Power - Cat Power Sings Dylan
Label: Domino Records
Format: CD X2


Accomplished covers album from Cat Power, in which she recreates Bob Dylan’s famous 1966 concert at the Manchester Free Trade Hall

Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) is a great interpreter of other people's songs with brilliant past versions of Everly Brothers and Joni Mitchell material. But, wisely, turning her attention to Bob Dylan, she treats his original melodies and arrangements with great respect. After all, it is Dylan himself who has often rendered his own best work almost unrecognisable in some of his own more recent live performances! On ‘Cat Power Sings Dylan’ - available as a double CD (£14) and double vinyl LP (£28) - Cat carefully recreates one of Dylan's most famous concerts – a 1966 show at Manchester's Free Trade Hall. This was where he played half the set acoustically and then switched to electric instruments for the second part, eliciting yells of “Judas” from some of the folk-fanatical audience. Cat Power's re-enactment was actually done last year at London's Royal Albert Hall and she admits she was very nervous – literally trembling – before the gig. She does sound a touch tentative on some of the acoustic tracks, but grows in confidence immediately she is joined by a five-piece band for fine electrified takes on ‘One Too Many Mornings’ and ;Like A Rolling Stone’. ‘Cat Power Sings Dylan’ is a great record. It is a reminder of how accomplished and versatile a performer Cat Power is.....and just how great some of Dylan's early work was, too.

Track Listing:-
1 She Belongs To Me
2 Fourth Time Around
3 Visions Of Johanna
4 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
5 Desolation Row
6 Just Like A Woman
7 Mr. Tambourine Man
8 Tell Me, Momma
9 I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
11 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
12 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
13 One Too Many Mornings
14 Ballad Of A Thin Man
15 Like A Rolling Stone

Band Links:-

Label Links:-

Play in YouTube:-

Have a Listen:-

Post A Comment

your name
ie London, UK
Check box to submit

Pennyblackmusic Regular Contributors