Cat Power – The Greatest

“The Greatest” by Cat Power. From The Greatest due January 24, 2006 on Matador.


From Matador:

On January 24, 2006, Matador will be releasing the long-awaited new studio album from Cat Power, ‘The Greatest’ on CD and LP in most major industrial countries.

Recorded at Memphis, TN’s Ardent Studios over the summer by Stuart Sikes, ‘The Greatest’ while the most confident and life-affirming work of Chan Marshall’s career, is as intensely personal, haunting and provocative as any of its predecessors. The album’s players are a bona fide All-Star team of Memphis musicians, including Al Green sideman Teenie Hodges on guitar, Leroy Hodges and David Smith on bass, Rick Steff on keys, Jim Spake on sax and trumpteer Scott Thompson amongst others.

The album’s sequence is as follows:

The Greatest

Could We

Lived In Bars

Islands

After It All

The Moon

Living Proof

Empty Shell

Willie

Where Is My Love

Hate

Love & Communication

While world touring with a full band will commence in early ’06, the following Cat Power solo dates have been confirmed:

10-12 Oberlin, OH – Dionysus

10-13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

10-14 Charlottesville, VA – Satellite Ballroom

10-16 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

10-17 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

10-18 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone

10-20 Springfield, MO – Randy Bacon Gallery

10-21 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s

10-22 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club

10-23 Chicago, IL – Park West

10-25 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts

10-26 Louisville, KY – Bromhard Theater

11-04 Paris, France – La Cigale *

11-08 Istanbul, Turkey – Babylon

11-14 New York, NY – Tribeca Performing Arts Center

2 thoughts on “Cat Power – The Greatest”

  1. This is soooo beautiful. From the transcendant reverb-ed piano to the Moon River-quoting, swelling melody, this is an amazing song and she sings it with hellacious maturity and delicacy. Eh. I know I’m a fan but this is really, really good.

  2. Agreed. It’s stunning. M’lady and I caught her solo at the Urbana date and she did a very nice job. The link takes you to my thoughts about the performance: [url=http://worpswede.blogspot.com/2005/10/cat-power-live-review.html]Cat Power Live Review[/url]

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