I know, I know. It's only been two days since I moaned about streaming services killing the album in favour of singles. And then this popped up on my Tidal feed this morning:
This is ridiculously good. Cat Power does the entire set list from this iconic concert, just like The Great Man. The first act is acoustic; slow, quiet, powerful. The second act is electric; soulful, rocking, joyous. Played live as well. The only difference is the crowd is cheering in the second act.
I've listened to the bootleg of the 1966 show dozens of times and I love it. But this version is brilliant. Dare I say better? No, but it's 8pm as I write this and I've listened to this album four times through already. It's exactly what I needed today.
I'm ashamed to say that I don't really know Cat Power and her music. But with this album, I'm an instant fan.