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Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook


Download links and information about Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook by Bettye LaVette. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 56:32 minutes.

Artist: Bettye LaVette
Release date: 2010
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 13
Duration: 56:32
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No. Title Length
1. The Word 3:37
2. No Time to Live 4:28
3. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 3:49
4. All My Love 4:11
5. Isn't It a Pity 4:19
6. Wish You Were Here 3:49
7. It Don't Come Easy 4:34
8. Maybe I'm Amazed 3:50
9. Salt of the Earth 4:28
10. Nights In White Satin 4:23
11. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad 3:57
12. Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me 5:36
13. Love Reign O'er Me (Live from the Kennedy Center Honors) 5:31



Anyone who purchases this album with the idea that they’ll be hearing faithful recreations of their old rock favorites will be in for quite a surprise. LaVette is an R&B artist who never received the commercial success of her contemporaries such as Aretha Franklin or Smokey Robinson. Her artistic reach, however, is every bit as determined and strong. Not everyone will immediately recognize these songs. The Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin” is now a nightclub lament. The Beatles’ “The Word” is brought to its gospel roots. The Rolling Stones’ “Salt of the Earth” is taken from its acoustic blues context and brought up to date as a contemporary piece of soul music. Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” is hardly the FM radio staple. The Animals’ “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is worked over. The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me,” recorded live at the Kennedy Honors Ceremony which provided the inspiration for this album, is like every song here recreated in LaVette’s likeness. You might as well as consider these completely new songs.