Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited (LP)


Mercury Rev

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Amoeba Review

02/06/2019

Indie psych pop heroes Mercury Rev play bandleader on an ambitious song-for-song remake of Bobbie Gentry’s country rock opera The Delta Sweete, originally released in 1968. Joining them on vocals is a veritable who’s who of modern female singer-songwriters, including Norah Jones, Margo Pierce, and Hope Sandoval, Phoebe Bridgers, all replicating Gentry’s trademark husky voice in their own unique way. There’s even a cover of Gentry’s legendary and forever mysterious breakout hit “Ode to Billie Joe,” appropriately sung by another country legend in Lucinda Williams. Draped in Mercury Rev’s trademark stargazing Americana and cavernous reverb, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited is a tribute album done right; there’s no dutiful imitation or Greatest Hits-esque track sequencing to be found here. Mercury Rev, with a little help from their friends, have instead remade a forgotten classic in their own image, not beholden to tradition, but bringing it along for the ride.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Okolona River Bottom Band
Mercury Rev , Norah Jones 04:36
2.
Big Boss Man
Mercury Rev , Hope Sandoval 03:24
3.
Reunion
Mercury Rev , Rachel Goswell 02:21
4.
Parchman Farm
Mercury Rev , Carice Van Houten 03:47
5.
Mornin' Glory
Mercury Rev , Laetitia Sadier 03:22
6.
Sermon
Mercury Rev , Margo Price 04:31


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Tobacco Road
Mercury Rev , Susanne Sundfør 02:51
2.
Penduli Pendulum
Mercury Rev , Vashti Bunyan , Kaela Sinclair 03:10
3.
Jesseye 'Lizabeth
Mercury Rev , Phoebe Bridgers 03:04
4.
Refractions
Mercury Rev , Marissa Nadler 02:28
5.
Courtyard
Mercury Rev , Beth Orton 03:31
6.
Ode To Billie Joe
Mercury Rev , Lucinda Williams 05:36

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