Features Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Hope Sandoval & More!
Mercury Rev's tribute to Bobbie Gentry's 1968 gem The Delta Sweete features an amazingly talented group of featured vocalists. The collaborative effort includes "Ode To Billie Joe" featuring Lucinda Williams.
Featured artists include Norah Jones, Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Lucinda Williams, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Phoebe Bridgers, Margo Price, Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Vashti Bunyan, Kaela Sinclair(M83), Susanne Sundfør and Carice van Houten.
"Mercury Rev has recruited a murderers' row of guest vocalists to reinterpret Gentry's album track-by-track, with the band holding fort as a sort of psychedelic house band. Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited is a layered, affectionate and often gorgeous tribute to an album that never got its due, even if the band's string-drenched grandeur occasionally smoothes over the swamp-rock grittiness of Gentry's music... Still, the album does not aim to recreate arrangements from a half-century prior; the emphasis is on radical reinterpretation, and that mission succeeds... Mercury Rev's project revels in a spirit of discovery and transformation. If you haven't heard The Delta Sweete before, here's a gift for you. And if you have, here's something new." - Paste Magazine
"A loving tribute...one of the greatest albums you have never heard." - David Fricke
• Vinyl LP
• Produced, performed and rearranged by Mercury Rev
• Limited time download code
1. Okolona River Bottom Band (feat. Norah Jones)
2. Big Boss Man (feat. Hope Sandoval)
3. Reunion (feat. Rachel Goswell)
4. Parchmann Farm (feat. Carice van Houten)
5. Mornin' Glory (feat. Laetitia Sadier)
6. Sermon (feat. Margo Price)
1. Tobacco Road (feat. Susanne Sundfor)
2. Penduli Pendulum (feat. Vashti Bunyan w/ Kaela Sinclair)
3. Jessye' Lisabeth (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
4. Refractions (feat. Marissa Nadler)
5. Courtyard (feat. Beth Orton)
6. Ode To Billie Joe* (feat. Lucinda Williams)
*not included on the original album The Delta Sweete