For the latest track from his upcoming covers album Imitations, alt-rock journeyman Mark Lanegan pats his buddy Greg Dulli on the back by tackling The Twilight Singers’ “Deepest Shade”. In Lanegan’s tatted, world-worn hands, the song maintains its status as a lonesome little piano ballad, all but ripped from the catalog of some washed-up cabaret singer. But where Dulli’s vocals radiated with emotion, Lanegan’s haggard croon drowns you with waves of visceral heartache and tangible longing. Listen in below (via SPIN).
Imitations is due out September 17th via Lanegan’s new label Vagrant. He also covers John Cales Im Not The Loving Kind, Vern Gosdins Shes Gone, Nancy Sinatras You Only Live Twice, Nick Caves Brompton Oratory, and Bobby Darins Mack the Knife.
01. Flatlands (Chelsea Wolfe)
02. Shes Gone (Vern Gosdin)
03. Deepest Shade (The Twilight Singers)
04. You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)
05. Pretty Colors (Frank Sinatra)
06. Brompton Oratory (Nick Cave)
08. Mack The Knife (Bobby Darin)
09. Im Not The Loving Kind (John Cale)
10. Lonely Street (Patsy Cline)
11. Elégie FunÃ¨bre (Gérard Manset)
12. Autumn Leaves