Sing Me Back HomeI read a review this morning of the new Marianne Faithfull album, Easy Come Easy Go. To be honest, other than a song here and there, I’ve never been much of a fan of her music. But when I read that she’s dueting with Keith Richards, I had to check it out.
Richards guests on a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home,” and let me tell you there are no two more suitable voices. They sound hard-living country in a way relative newcomers like Keith Urban or Carrie Underwood never will. Keith and Marianne are veterans, with a long history together and I would love to hear them record a full album of country music. The only thing that could have gone better here is if Keef would have played guitar.
Easy Come Easy Go is a double album of cover songs, ranging from this Merle Haggard song to covers of songs by artists as diverse as Randy Newman and The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (the BRMC song, “Salvation,” is a duet with Sean Lennon, by the way). Although the album just hit U.S. shelves yesterday, it’s been out in Europe since November and was released in Australia last month. Pick it up when you get a chance.
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