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Sunday 10 February 2019

Some Country Standards Covered

I was listening to an excellent compilation from Loose records on the commute the other day - New Sounds of the Old West Volume 3 since you ask
A quality selection of twenty of your favourite Americana artists - Loose being the UK label on which many of the American bands feature on  on this side of the pond.
It includes some interesting covers of country standards. Maybe not for the purists but certainly for the curious.
The album starts with a cover by Grandaddy of Best of All Possible Worlds a song by the great Kris Kristofferson.

Next up are Sparklehorse with their take on a Jimmy Webb standard made famous by Glen Campbell 

When I Stop Dreaming is a song by The Louvin Brothers although many of you will  be more familiar with the version by Emmylou Harris or by The Everly Brothers. Glen Campbell also got in on the act again.
This version by Beachwood Sparks is sadly not in that league

Grandaddy - Best of all Possible Worlds

Sparklehorse - Galveston

Beachwood Sparks - When I Stop Dreaming


  1. Oh man, the wonderful Grandaddy covering (probably) my favourite KK song...just what the doctor ordered. Cheers CC!