joanna newsom tribute album
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010

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Joanna Newsom obviously has a special talent for inspiring other artists. She was recently the subject of a tribute book entitled Visions of Joanna Newsom (before she cracked 30). Now she will also get a 22-track tribute album, which plays off the same Dylan reference and is entitled Versions of Joanna. Perhaps "tribute" is not quite the right word here given that her career is still in full swing... The important thing is, there will be covers of Joanna Newsom tunes from a varied cast of characters including Billy Bragg and M. Ward, and it'll be a varied, collective look at her work from a variety of unique perspectives.

No full studio recordings of any of the tunes have surfaced yet, but M. Ward has been playing his version of "Sadie" at his shows. Grab the MP3 of his live version below. Bragg, meanwhile, filmed a take on "On A Good Day" for Voice Project. No official release date for the project has been set as of yet, but stay tuned. -peter menniti

Versions of Joanna Full Tracklist

1. Francesco Santocono - "81"
2. A Voice Heard on Baer Mountain - "Autumn"
3. Sarah Katheryn - "Baby Birch"
4. Joel Cathey - "Book of Right-On"
5. Guy Buttery - "Book of Right-On" (Instrumental)
6. Josh Mann - "Bridges and Balloons"
7. Chris Leeds - "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"
8. Ian Cooke - "Colleen"
9. This Is Deer Country - "Easy"
10. Doublewuzzy - "Flying A Kite"
11. Rosa Hinksman - "In California"
12. White Elephant Gift Exchange - "Inflammatory Writ"
13. Ian Cooke - "Monkey and Bear"
14. Billy Bragg - "On A Good Day"
15. Kristina Forrer - "On A Good Day"
16. Owen Pallett - "Peach, Plum, Pear"
17. M. Ward - "Sadie"
18. Ben Sollee - "Sawdust & Diamonds"
19. David Miele - "Soft as Chalk"
20. The Moscow Coup Attempt - "Sprout and the Bean"
21. Melissa Stylianou - "Swansea"
22. Jennifer Schmitt - "This Side of the Blue"

Tracklist courtesy of Twenty Four Bit.

Billy Bragg Joanna Newsom from The Voice Project on Vimeo.



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MP3: M. Ward - "Sadie" (Live)

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