Mark Lanegan of the Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age has revealed his plans to release an album of covers through Vagrant Records in a few months.
Called Imitations, the disc will drop September 17.
“When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not,” says Lanegan.
At the end of this post, find one of those covers — Mark’s take on John Cale’s “I’m Not The Loving Kind.”
“At home my folks were also listening to country music, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favorites,” says Lanegan. “For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it.”
The track listing is as follows.
2. She’s Gone
3. Deepest Shade
4. You Only Live Twice
5. Pretty Colors
6. Brompton Oratory
8. Mack The Knife
9. I’m Not The Loving Kind
10. Lonely Street
11. Elégie Funèbre
12. Autumn Leaves
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