Dan Penn has written many great soul songs — the problem is, he didn’t keep any for this album. It’s fine, as far as it goes, but it just doesn’t go far enough, as you can tell when a cover of John Fogerty’s “Lodi” becomes the most soulful thing here. To be fair, soul and country are cousins under the skin, and Penn does have his country touches, but the countrypolitan “I Hate You” — which sounds like Charlie Rich with a bad case of middle-of-the-roaditis — is just over the top, maudlin sentimentality. “Prayer For Peace” fares a little better, but in comparison to his classic compositions, it’s hippie-dippy drivel that never gets to the core of emotions, the way Penn can at his very best (and the overblown backing vocals don’t help either). And the spoken-word closer, “Skin,” with its string accompaniment, is the kind of thing to make any soul fan cringe in sheer embarrassment. Even at its best, on the Philly-style “Raining In Memphis,” this sounds geared more for the nightclub (or a Paul McCartney album outtake) than the gritty dancefloor. Not the man at the peak of his form.
Recorded and mixed by Kent Hertz at Hz Productions.
Mastered by Ryan Kojan.
Viola on “Spiders” by Thomas Lea.
Cello on “Spiders” by Claire Courchene.
Drums on “Enterprise” by Alan Luster.
Bell tree, laughter, clapter, whistling, and male voices on “Cute Trend” by Kent Hertz.
Whistling and other laughter and clapter on “Cute Trend” by Zoe Rose.
Male vocals on “Rosebuds” by Kent Hertz.
All other vocals, guitar, bass, piano, snare, percussion, baritone ukulele, synth, and vibraslap by Zoe Rose.
All songs written and arranged by Zoe Rose.
Executive Producer Steve Miller
mp3 160 kbps | 62 MB | UL
1. Blowin’ In The Wind
2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
3. The Times They Are A-Changin’
4. It Ain’t Me, Babe
5. Maggie’s Farm
6. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Subterranean Homesick Blues
9. Like A Rolling Stone
10. Positively 4th Street
11. I Want You
12. Just Like A Woman
13. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
14. All Along The Watchtower
15. Lay, Lady, Lay
16. If Not For You
17. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
18. I Shall Be Released
19. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
20. Tangled Up In Blue
21. Forever Young
1. Shelter From The Storm
3. Gotta Serve Somebody
4. Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar
6. Everything Is Broken
7. Blind Willie McTell
8. Not Dark Yet
9. Make You Feel My Love
11. Things Have Changed
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. When The Deal Goes Down
15. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
Disc: 1 1. Heart Of Gold – Tanya Donnelly 2. I Am A Child – Britta Phillips 3. Comes A Time – Kate York 4. The Needle And The Damage Done – Lori McKenna 5. Down By The River – Jill Sobule 6. Burned – Veruca Salt 7. Cowgirl In The Sand – Josie Cotton […]