Album: Various Artists: The Journey Is Long: The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project (Glitterhouse)


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A follow-up to the earlier Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute album, We Are Only Riders, this likewise derives from rehearsal tapes discovered by Pierce's friend Cypress Grove.

It's a variable set, ranging from the footstomping country-blues of Hugo Race's "I'm Going Upstairs" to Barry Adamson's typically evocative, serpentine arrangement to "I Wanna Be You". Nick Cave's "City in Pain" opens proceedings with a slice of noir moderne funk, carried further by Steve Wynn on a "From Death to Texas" done in rancorous Gun Club style; but of the two versions of "The Breaking Hands", Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan's achingly beautiful treatment has it hands down over Cave and Debbie Harry's more faithfully ragged approach.

DOWNLOAD THIS The Breaking Hands; City in Pain; I Wanna Be You; From Death to Texas