“The Greatest” by Cat Power. From The Greatest due January 24, 2006 on 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:
Lived In Bars
After It All
Where Is My Love
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”
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.
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]