Robyn Hitchcock‘s Christmas gift to the Internet comes in the form of a 12-track compilation featuring covers of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Nick Drake, Johnny Cash, and George Harrison. Per Slicing Up Eyeballs, the set includes live renditions of four tracks off Bowies 1971 album Hunky Dory, as well as studio outtakes featuring covers of Dylans Copper Kettle, Cashs I Still Miss Someone, and Bill Monroes Blue Moon of Kentucky, which features Nick Lowe on lead vocals. If that weren’t enough, the former Soft Boys frontman also offers his take on Harrisons “Be Here Now”, Drake’s classic “Pink Moon”, and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Wang Dang Doodle”.
Interested parties can stream all 12 covers here.
Robyn Hitchcock Covers:
01. Be Here Now (George Harrison; studio outtake)
02. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe; Propellor Time session, lead vocal Nick Lowe)
03. Candyman (Grateful Dead; Nashville with the Tennessee Crawdads)
04. Changes (David Bowie; 3 Kings Halloween 2010 MSF Benefit)
05. Copper Kettle (Bob Dylan; Propellor Time session)
06. I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash; Propellor Time session, vocal Scott McCaughey)
07. Life on Mars (David Bowie; 3 Kings Halloween 2010 MSF Benefit)
08. Pink Moon in C (Nick Drake; studio outtake)
09. Quicksand (David Bowie; 3 Kings Halloween 2010 MSF Benefit)
10. Song for Bob Dylan (David Bowie; 3 Kings Halloween 2010 MSF Benefit)
11. Very Cellular Song (Incredible String Band; vocal Mike Heron, live at Pestival 2009)
12. Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon; Propellor Time session)