Under the nom de plume of Cat Power, singer-songwriter/producer Chan Marshall has captivated audiences for nearly 25 years and only grows more iconic with time. Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert marks the latest in a series of albums that see Marshall reimagining classics from the American songbook. Recorded November 5, 2022 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Marshall delivers a song-for-song recreation of Dylan’s fabled 1966 set — a 15-song set featuring songs such as “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” “Mr. Tamborine Man,“ and “Like A Rolling Stone.”
Marshall states, “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.” Like the original concert, she kept the first half of her set entirely acoustic, then went electric for the second half with the help of a full band — guitarist Arsun Sorrenti, bassist Erik Paparozzi, multi-instrumentalists Aaron Embry (harmonica, piano) and Jordan Summers (organ, Wurlitzer), and drummer Josh Adams.
“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,” said Marshall. “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.“
In a nod to the most storied moment from the original concert, an audience member cries out “Judas!” before “Ballad of a Thin Man” begins, with Marshall then calmly invoking the name Jesus. “It was something impulsive. I wasn’t expecting the audience to recreate their part of the original show as well, but then I wanted to set the record straight – in a way, Dylan is a deity to all of us who write songs.”
After those previous performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall in London, audiences will now be able to experience this unique show with two performances confirmed at Los Angeles, CA’s legendary Troubadour. Set for November 6 and 7, tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 15. More dates will be announced soon.
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