CAT POWER – Could We (CD Single)

Matador OLE7012: 30th October 2006
1. Could We
“What a dream, in the grass, we kissed, fell in love, too fast, too soon, love full bloom”
2. Dreams
“When I feel blue, in the night, and I want you, to hold me tight, whenever I want you, all I have to do is dream”

‘Could We’ has a sumptuous, warm Brass sound that perfectly captures the lazy summer evening that the lyrics describe.  It’s like Magnolia Electric Co. with Beth Orton singing her sweet vocals but with an added gravely rumble.

‘Dreams’ is a re-named cover of Boudleaux Bryant’s ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’ (The Holloways covered it last week too).  It sounds a bit like when The Housemartin’s covered ‘Caravan Of Love’, but with female vocals and a Piano.  Unfortunately, Cat Power has substituted the wonderful melody of the original with a slightly inferior one of her own.  It’s still a beautiful cover, but I can’t help feeling that this could have been truly breath taking.

Click here to buy Cat Power’s latest album ‘The Greatest’ (Which includes ‘Could We’) from HMV for only £5.99.

Cat Power Website / Cat Power MySpace

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