It's 2018....a new year, but Love That Album podcast is still here to party like it's 2011 when it got started.
For episode 108, Maurice is presenting a solo show to talk about a pair of tribute albums.
Tribute albums can be a fairly dodgy excuse to get a variety of performers to do a cover of the artist in question. These albums can lack cohesion and just be a collection of songs rather than a solid work in its own right. Often, some of the actual covers lack any real inspiration.
Maurice presents two albums he feels stand apart from the tribute pack. The first is Till The Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus and Beat The Retreat: Songs By Richard Thompson. Tune in to hear why these albums work so well. The songs presented by a wealth of great songwriting contemporaries combine adventurous arrangements some distance from the familiar versions, along with " comfort food" arrangements. Artists such as REM, Lou Reed, Dr John, BB King, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and the Bling Boys of Alabama among many others pay tribute across both of these wonderful albums
Eric Reanimator chimes in for his Album I Love segment with a couple of tribute albums. He talks about Never Say Dinosaur, a tribute to Petra and More Oar: A Tribute to Skip Spence.
So let us pay tribute to these tribute albums, and hopefully you'll pay tribute to the podcast by giving it a listen.
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