The title track from Cat Power's upcoming album has been circulating through cyberspace for a while now, but it took Chris the Swiss over at Music of the Moment to get me thinking about posting some tracks from earlier in her career.
I've been smitten with Ms. Marshall's haunting, one-of-a-kind voice for quite some time now, though I've always secretly longed for fuller instrumentation and arrangements to occasionally buck that voice up. I have no idea what the bulk of the new record will sound like; I just know that I very much like the subdued strings that buoy the title track. Of course, just because the LP was recorded in Memphis doesn't mean that this'll be another Dusty in Memphis, but a boy can dream, can't he?
The Greatest will be released by Matador Records on January 24, 2006.
[MP3] [left-click] "The Greatest" [from the LP The Greatest, 2006]
[MP3] [left-click] "Free" [from the LP You Are Free, 2003]
[MP3] [left-click] "The Devil's Daughter" [from the LP The Covers Record, 2000]
[MP3] [left-click] "Cross Bones Style" [from the LP Moon Pix, 1998]
[MP3] [left-click] "Rockets" [from the LP Myra Lee, 1996]