Pop Goes the Weasel No.23440388a

The Weasel is currently listening to Sunday at Devil Dirt, the latest from the strange, serendipitous duo, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan.

A lot of things were said about the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album and it won them a fistful of prestige awards, and I guess this offering comes out of the same stable - the pairing of two unlikely singers that makes for some highly original and attractive melodies.

It's a proper album. All the songs are good. There's a wonderful, mellow blues number called Shotgun Blues with a steel dobro accompaninment, some fantastic duets that sound like a cross between Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Alison Goldfrapp and an understated and brilliant homage to Dr John, the Night Tripper on Back Burner. But the track I have posted is where they seem to do a Bond Theme. (I had to pick one, though they are all worthy)

It's called Come on Over (Turn me On). Buy the album, you will not be disappointed.

The production values are high; it was recorded at Air and Abbey Road in London, also the USA, and also, inexplicably at a Studio 3 miles down the road from where I live!

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