Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Gillian Welch covers "Wrecking Ball"

From The Hartford Courant concert review of Gillian Welch by ERIC R. DANTON:

"When you open your concert with a cover of 'Wrecking Ball' by Neil Young, you'd better have a darn strong second tune planned.

Gillian Welch did, of course, for her performance Friday night at the Webster Theatre. Welch and partner David Rawlings followed their shattering, spooky version of Young's tune with their own 'Elvis Presley Blues.' The duo's harmonies were so airtight on the spare, rootsy homage to Presley that their singing sounded like one voice split over two registers."

Also, Emmylou Harris did a great cover of Neil Young's Wrecking Ball awhile back in 1996.


At 5/12/2008 09:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The song "Wrecking Ball" that Gillian Welch performs (and has recorded on the album Soul Journey) is not the same Wrecking Ball written and performed by Neil Young, but was in fact, written by Welch and Rawlings.

Just thought you might like to know...


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