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Friday, January 07, 2011

GOOD IDEA

This item comes to me from today's Desolation Row Newsletter, and it (ie John Baldwin) was alerted to it by reader David McBride:

The cover mounted CD '2011 For Your Pleasure' with the latest issue of Uncut (February 2011 Issue 165 price £4.60) has as its first track Thunder on the Mountain by Wanda Jackson from her latest album 'The Party Ain't Over' on Third Man Records. The detail of the track listing inside the magazine says "A perfect collaboration across the generations; the most spirited female rocker of the '50s covering the opening track of Dylan's 'Modern Times' album, produced by Jack White, who also plays blistering lead guitar over rambunctious backing from various Raconteurs and a fiery horn section". In the album review it says "a breathless, weird, oh-so-slightly-rushed run through of Bob Dylan's 'Thunder on the Mountain' recorded at Dylan's suggestion that defies description”. In a question and answer section "Was Dylan's 'Thunder on the Mountainl' a challenge to record?" she says "Yes. 11 verses! But Jack White helped me with it, to edit it down. You know that verse Bob Dylan sings about Alicia Keys? Jack had to change that to 'Jerry Lee'."


I'd like to hear it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Martin Ricketts said...

for you !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxZJ2s0zSnc

2:06 pm  
Blogger Michael Gray said...

Thank you - it's pretty good.

2:22 pm  

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