[Cover photo credit to Inez & Vinoodh]
Singer-songwriter Cat Power is set to release her new live album, Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert, via Domino Recording Co. on Friday, November 10, 2023.
Recorded November 5, 2022 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert sees the artist otherwise known as Chan Marshall delivering a song-for-song recreation of the most storied live sets of all time.
Held at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966, but long known as the “Royal Albert Hall Concert” due to a mislabeled bootleg, the original performance saw Bob Dylan switching from acoustic to electric midway through the show, drawing the ire of Folk purists and altering the course of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert honors Dylan’s impact and brings a different vitality to the songs, including “She Belongs to Me” and “Ballad of a Thin Man,” both of which are out now.
More than the work of any other songwriter, Dylan’s songs have spoken to me, and inspired me since i first began hearing them at 5 years old.
When singing ‘She Belongs To Me’ in the past, sometimes I turned it into a first-person narrative – ’I am an artist, I don’t look back.’ I really identified with it like that. But for the show at Royal Albert Hall, I, of course, sang it the way it was originally written – with the respect for the composition…and the great composer.
After previous performances at the Sydney Opera House (May 2023) and the Royal Albert Hall in London (November 2022), American audiences will now be able to experience this unique show with two performances confirmed at Los Angeles, CA’s Troubadour, set for November 6th and 7th, 2023.