Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Funk/Soul | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Anti | Autor: ST

After "You Are Not Alone", Mavis Staples and Wilco boss Jeff Tweedy have once again made common cause. And also the distribution of roles is the same as three years ago: The former member of the famous Staples Singers delivered her gospel-steel vocals (though this time more restrained, muted), Tweedy wrote a handful of songs (including the famous blues "One True Vine"), played guitar and bass and also produced again. The opener "Holy Ghost" is originally from Low and can be found on their spring album "The Invisible Way", produced by - Jeff Tweedy. It's hard to tell which version the nose has in front, too different are the voice colors of Staples and Mimi Parker. They both sing with a soul. The 74-year-old delivers another cover version with Funkadelics "Can You Get To That". And then she covers herself: "I Like The Things About Me" was a single B-side of the Staples Singers in 1972. In addition, Nick Lowe delivers "Far Celestial Shore", a piece written especially for her. Conclusion: The second Staples/Tweedy-Coop keeps the level and convinces especially where the arrangements are harder.

Top track: I Like The Things About Me

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