|The White Album Recovered - No. 0000001 - Front Cover||The White Album Recovered - No. 0000001 - The C.D.|
|Catalogue No.||MOJO SEP08|
|Release Date||4th August 2008 (Mojo September 2008 edition)|
|My Comments:||A free C.D. given away with the September 2008 edition of Mojo (edition 178).
When I saw one of my favourite albums of all time had been completely re-done with a whole bunch of artists I had hardly heard of my expectations were not good.
In fact I thought, "Oh no, what has my favourite magazine gone and done now".
Admittedly, I was not hooked right away and found the first track going someway to confirming my initial doubts, but once I got further into the c.d. I got it.
Click here to see The White Album Recovered - No. 0000002
|Mojo's Comments:||MOJO celebrates the White Album by presenting a two-disc tribute featuring hand-picked contemporary artists.
The aim of MOJO's The White Album Recovered is to remain faithful to the spirit of the original while amplifying
it's dream-like qualities via an acoustic edge. The result is a stunning tapestry of sound, colour and creativity.
It might just blow your mind ....
|1||Back In The U.S.S.R.||Liz Green||One of Mojo's "Mid-Term Report" stars, Wirral born Liz, the cracked blues maven, delivers a fittingly adventurous take.||3:19|
|2||Dear Prudence||Lau||Winners of the Best Group Award at the BBC2 Folk awards, Lau consists of Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O'Rourke.||4:28|
|3||Glass Onion||Big Linda||A London based four-piece that deliver this take with menace and poise in equal measure, not to mention a taut Gilmouresque guitar solo. This is fantastic !||3:33|
|4||Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da||Gabriella Cilmi||16 year old Gabriella from Australia was in our top ten singles chart in July 2008 with "Sweet About Me" and has enjoyed worldwide chart action.||2:03|
|5||Wild Honey Pie||The Suppliers||Dawn Kinnard's backing band - Nikolaj Juel, Kristoffer Sonne, Nikolaj Torp and Dyre Gormsen.||0:54|
|6||The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill||Dawn Kinnard & Ron Sexsmith
with The Suppliers
|Pennsylvannian chanteuse joins a haunted Sexsmith.||3:35|
|7||While My Guitar Gently Weeps||Virgin Passages||Staffordshire-spawned and now London based sextet reinvent this key track. Out goes George's reflective tune and Clapton's guitar, instead they focus on the first line and transform it into a hypnotic meditation chant that evoke the sense of the transcendental.||5:43|
|8||Happiness Is A Warm Gun||Aidan Smith||From Manchester's acoustic scene Aidan's cover fits between the mundane and the brutal.||2:39|
|9||Martha My Dear||Vashti Bunyan & Max Richter||60's folk siren Bunyan and German contemporary composer Richter create an ethereal dreamscape.||2:45|
|10||I'm So Tired||Phil Campbell||Glasgow's Phil Campbell was signed to Warners by the time he was 18, then moved to EMI at 20 and promptly blew his healthy advance. An appropriate track then for his over excesses.||2:08|
|11||Blackbird||Julie Fowlis||By BBC Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year, Mojo believes this to be the first Gaelic reinterpretation of this much-covered track.||2:40|
|12||Piggies||Pumajaw||Pinkie Maclure and John Wills are this feral folk duo whose take here amplifies their knack for the unsettling.||2:53|
|13||Rocky Raccoon||Johnny Flynn||25 year old rising nu-folk poster star Flynn accentuates the loose country feel and transforms it into a good time banjo-and-fiddle hoedown.||3:14|
|14||Don't Pass Me By||Field Music||The Sunderland collective cheekily take Ringo's tune and weld it to 1969 classic Don't Let Me Down along with a final Ob-La-Di flurry creating a melodically lush mash-up.||4:06|
|15||Why Don't We Do It In The Road ?||Babel||Bristol free-range folkers add a dash of country hewn charm to this skiffle styled street romp.||1:39|
|16||I Will||Joan As Police Woman
|From Maine, 38 year old Joan Wasser, transforms this Macca classic into an atmospheric hymnal piece.||3:42|
|17||Julia||A Girl Called Eddy||Erin Moran (Eddy) whose voice was described as "one of the flat out coolest voices I've heard", brings disc one to a celestial end.||3:04|