Release date: April 7th 2009
Availability: CD, MP3 Download
A feature of Cassandra Wilson's jazz albums has been the ability to surprise by taking a sometimes well-worn pop tune (The Monkees' "Last Train To Clarksville" being a notable example) and showing its unexpected, jazzier, side.
So the idea of bringing all these tracks together in a new compilation was always going to be attractive. The result is a highly enjoyable album that could introduce a new audience to Cassandra Wilson's distinctive singing.
The track listing is:
1. Love Is Blindness (U2), 2. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper), 3. Fragile (Sting), 4. Closer To You (The Wallflowers), 5. Last Train To Clarksville (The Monkees), 6. The Weight (The Band) 7. Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison), 8. Harvest Moon (Neil Young), 9. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Ann Peebles), 10. Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan), 11. Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell).
A welcome introduction for newcomers to the pop side of this great singer's music.
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