I've just seen Bettye LaVette at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow where she supported the Blind Boys of Alabama and she was simply sensational. I bought this cd at the venue and have listened to nothing else since. What she is doing is not so much cover versions of these great songs by great British songwriters of the 60s and 70s but taking ownership of them by transforming them into something new and uniquely her own. Some of the songs, like George Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity", Ringo's "It Don't Come Easy", The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" and slightly lesser known tracks by the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin are not necessarily obvious choices for a Black American soul singer, but her interpretations show that the songs have been chosen with care and with impeccable taste (although I do agree with the earlier reviewer's comments about "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, which is not originally from the British Rock Songbook at all). Further outstanding versions of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" and Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", along with an almost unrecognisable version of the Rubber Soul track "The Word" confirm this as a truly great and beautifully chosen collection of songs by a singer who seems to be enjoying a somewhat belated moment in the sun. Don't miss her if you get the chance to catch her - if you haven't heard her before, this cd is a great place to start. Great singer, great record!