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Jukebox

21 Jan 2008

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  • Original Release Date: 21 Jan 2008
  • Label: Matador
  • Copyright: 2008 Matador Records
  • Total Length: 46:49
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  • ASIN: B0020BYGDO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,025 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lozarithm VINE VOICE on 13 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
The cover version has unfortunately become much maligned over the years. Whereas bands were once judged by how well they could perform certain blues, R&B, Lennon/McCartney or Dylan songs and could gain kudos from picking up early on an up and coming songwriting talent, the rise of the singer/songwriter (and the extra profits from the publishing royalties) has meant the proliferation of home-grown material to the near total exclusion of pre-existing songs.

Thankfully, Cat Power, though with a proven pedigree as an accomplished songwriter, notably on her previous album of original songs The Greatest, has always peppered her live appearances and recording sessions with songs that she has felt a connection with, regardless of who wrote them, and began a whole album of them a decade ago, The Covers Record, released in 2000.

This album was conceived as a sequel, and was originally going to be called Covers 2 (and still is, on the CD Text of my copy at least). Its final title Jukebox still modestly places the emphasis on the song rather than the singer, but its major difference from The Covers Record, which was mostly Cat Power on her own, is the presence of a band, the Dirty Delta Blues Band, featuring major players including Judah Bauer from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jim White from the Dirty Three. The sound of the band, fleshed out on some tracks by guests of the calibre of Mabon Hodges (an integral part of The Greatest) and Spooner Oldham, session veterans from Memphis and Muscle Shoals respectively, is not a million miles from that on The Greatest, though there is a deliberate ragged informality in the proceedings here that sets it apart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
These interpretations are more than covers; every one is transformed into something unique and special. In addition there are two of her own compositions: Song To Bobby and Metal Heart, both great songs. My favorites include Blue (Joni Mitchell) that Chan makes into a torch song, I Believe In You (Bob Dylan), Breathless (Nick Cave), Ramblin' Person (Hank Williams) which sounds different but equally desperate, Noo Yawk (Frank Sinatra) which becomes introspective and Joplin's A Woman Left Lonely which gets a soulful treatment. The familiar is made new again in a blend of blues, country, soul and even a bit of jazz, for a most enjoyable listening experience. If you like this one you'll also enjoy here Covers album.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. B. Della Vedova on 31 Jan 2008
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I had kind of low expectations about the new Cat Power record when I heard that it was going to be another album of covers. Cat Power's - Georgia born Chan Marshall - first covers album of other folks' material, appropriately named "The Covers Record" - released in 2000 was underwhelming. I was worried that "Jukebox", released this week in the UK, was going to signal a return to Chan's quiet mousy persona rather than the dusky soul singer of her magnificent 2006 release "The Greatest". I needn't have been afraid, while "Jukebox" is mostly covers,From tackling Sinatra's "New York" as the opening track it's evident that this isn't a lazy artist releasing a covers record in the stead of new material. "Jukebox" represents a singer in her prime singing a set of standards for the naughties. Marshall is no more lazy than Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone or any of those great jazz divas that never sang an original song. I'm not ready to put Chan on that level yet, but "Jukebox" carries on the mood that she laid out on "The Greatest". Marshall is at the top of her game and on this record she makes some of these songs her own.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By IWFIcon VINE VOICE on 9 Mar 2008
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Riding the crest of a wave, commercially at least, after the fantastic The Greatest album, it's not particularly suprising that Chan Marshall would be somewhat contrary and follow it up with a covers album (the second of her career). Even the one new song on the album is very much inspired by Bob Dylan. And she's also one of the few musicians who would cover one of their own songs in the midst of such a project!

Her previous effort, The Covers Album, proved that Cat Power can certainly be relied on for some great "interpretations" of famous songs and there are a number of tracks on Jukebox that back that up.

New York, New York is transformed into a slinky blues number, and her take on Hank Williams Rambling Woman is, quite simply, breath-taking. A crack at another legendary Country act with the Highwaymen's Silver Stallion is similarly excellent

Sadly however the album as a whole doesn't quite match up to the sum of it's best moments, with a few too many obvious moments. You can see why Marshall would want to attempt Joni Mitchell or Janis Joplin songs, but she plays them too straight and injects too little of herself into these tracks.

There's also a slight disappointment that there has been little change in pace since The Greatest. As, well, great as that was Marshall is usually a girl for new tricks. Here she's trod the same path again.

This is a good album, no question, but falls a little short of greatness. For those already in love with Cat Power this is an album you'll want to hear and you will enjoy. Those looking for an entry point might want to check out The Greatest first.
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