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Dark End Of The Street – Cat Powers


This time last year I found myself in hot water with the net police by over promoting Cat Powers then forthcoming album of mainly cover versions “Jukebox”. Her record company Matador objected to me allowing people to hear a track from the album…hear not download!


Nevertheless it wa a great album and she ends the year with a covers EP to be released in December.


Dark End of the Street is an EP album by American singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, also known as Cat Power. It will be released in December 2008 on Matador Records.

Dark End of the Street will be released both digitally and on a limited edition double 10″. It will contain six songs originally by the Pogues, James Carr, Sandy Denny, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, and Aretha Franklin, which were recorded during Cat Power’s Jukebox sessions. Among the six are four previously unpublished tracks.[1]

Track listing

  1. “Auld Triangle (The Pogues) *
  2. “Dark End of the Street (James Carr) *
  3. “Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention) *
  4. “Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  5. “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (Otis Redding)
  6. “It Ain’t Fair (Aretha Franklin) *

This time I am taking no chances, “Dark End Of The Street” is an all time favourite song of mine, to me it is the best Van Morrison type song not written by Van Morrison!

Rather than posting the James Carr version here are The Flying Buritto Brothers (again) with their version plus a live video take by Cat Power

Now if she had covered this Pogues song it would have been the ideal December EP

Welcome to Christmas 2008!

November 14, 2008 - Posted by | Christmas, Old Music, Video | , ,

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