This is a radio show carried by many NPR stations. I checked it out and ended up streaming this show where the guest for the hour was Rickie Lee Jones.
The way the show works is Michael and his guest discuss songs and music, share some personal experiences about early influences and they also perform some songs live. I think the best performance on the broadcast is when they do "Bird On A Wire."
At Rickie's website, you can hear her cover of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil." It's part of her forthcoming (September) album The Devil You Know. The producer was Ben Harper. Among the other tracks on the album? Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and Donovan's "Catch The Wind." American Songwriter has a track listing:
1.”Sympathy For The Devil” (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards)
2.”Only Love Can Break Your Heart” (Neil Young)
3.“Masterpiece” (Ben Harper)
4.“The Weight” (Robbie Robertson)
5.“St. James Infirmary” (traditional)
6.“Comfort You” (Van Morrison)
7.“Reason To Believe” (Tim Hardin)
8.“Play With Fire” (Mick Jagger-Keith Richards-William Wyman-Robert Charles Watts-Brian Jones)
9.“Seems Like A Long Time” (Theodore Anderson)
10.“Catch The Wind” (Donovan Leitch)
Also having a new album due out is Tori Amos. Gold Dust finds her using an orchestra and the Metropole Orchestra among others to re-record some of the songs in her canon:
- Yes, Anastasia
- Jackie's Strength
- Cloud on My Tongue
- Precious Things
- Gold Dust
- Star of Wonder
- Flying Dutchman
- Programmable Soda
- Snow Cherries From France
- Silent All These Years
- Girl Disappearing
And from Tori's website:
Album release dates are as follows:
10/2 in the US & Canada
10/1 in the UK & Europe
9/28 in Germany
10/5 in Australia
Exact dates for the rest of the world following shortly!
I'm excited about both albums (and I plan to review them both).
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"