Chrissie Hynde & The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble - Valve Bone Woe [2LP] Pretenders
Chrissie Hynde is joined by the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble for this album of covers. The album sees Hynde interpret songs by Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, Nick Drake, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Charlie Mingus and others.
In what she's calling a "jazz/dub" album, it was recorded at London's AIR studios and produced by Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta.
Included on the album are her rendition of The Beach Boys'' "Caroline, No" alongside her cover of Don Raye and Gene de Paul's "You Don't Know What Love Is".
"A few years back when I saw an obit in the paper for the valve-trombonist, Bob Brookmeyer, I mailed my jazz sax-playing brother, saying 'R.I.P. Bob Brookmeyer.' Terry, a man of few words, responded with 'Valve Bone Woe', a kind of Haiku beatnik prose. I thought that was a perfect title for the album I'd been working on with producer Marcus de Vries. I'm not hugely interested in branching out into other musical genres, being a devout rock singer as such, but jazz is something I grew up around (thanks to my bro) and I've always had a soft spot for it. I often bemoan what I regard as a decline in melody in popular music and I wanted to sing melodies. Plus, I have a penchant for cover songs, it's the surprise of singing something that I didn't think of writing myself that turns me on. Jazz got sidelined by Rock & Roll in the '60s, but now the demise of rock seems to be heralding in a newfound interest in it, the most creative and innovative musical forms of the 20th century. I'm happy to jump on the bandwagon." - Chrissie Hynde
An amazing piece of work
- 180g Vinyl
- Double LP
- Gatefold jacket
- Made in the EU
- How Glad I Am
- Caroline, No
- I'm A Fool To Want You
- I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
- Meditation On A Pair of Wire Cutters
- Once I Loved
- Wild Is The Wind
- You Don't Know What Love Is
- River Man
- Absent Minded Me
- Hello, Young Lovers
- No Return
- Que Reste-T-Il De Nos Amours?