Interpretations: The British Rock Songbo

Artist: Bettye Lavette

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Format: CD
Label: ANTI
Catalog: 87029
Genre: R and B/Soul
Rel. Date: 05/25/2010
UPC: 045778702923


1. Word, The
2. No Time to Live
3. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
4. All My Love
5. Isn't It a Pity
6. Wish You Were Here
7. It Don't Come Easy
8. Maybe I'm Amazed
9. Salt of the Earth
10. Nights in White Satin
11. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad
12. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
13. Love Reign O'Er Me [Live from the Kennedy Center Honors]

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Bettye LaVette brings the British Invasion home to its American R&B roots on Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook. Produced by Bettye, Rob Mathes and Michael Stevens, the album is a 13 song journey through compositions by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd among others, concluding right where the very idea for Interpretations started: Bettye s visceral rendition of The Who s Love Reign O er Me from the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, which appears here as a bonus track. That performance which first brought Bettye together with Stevens (the event s producer) and Mathes (its musical director) showcased for a national television audience what her devoted fanbase already knew: Bettye LaVette is without parallel as an interpreter of popular song. The success of this performance lead to another astonishing moment on the national stage, her duet of Sam Cooke s Change Is Gonna Come with Jon Bon Jovi at the Obama Inaugural Concert.