Last year, Cat Power delivered a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall that was a full re-creation of Bob Dylan’s historic 1966 set called the Royal Albert Hall Concert. She’s now releasing a recording of the show on November 10 via Domino. Hear her versions of “She Belongs to Me” and “Ballad of a Thin Man” below.
Long known as Dylan’s Royal Albert Hall Concert due to bootleg mislabeling, the 1966 concert actually took place at the Manchester Free Trade Hall. Infamously, an audience member screamed “Judas” at Dylan during the electric portion of the set. Over five decades later, somebody apparently recreated the moment at Cat Power’s show, and, instead of instructing the band to “play it fuckin’ loud,” Chan Marshall responded by mentioning Jesus.
“It was something impulsive,” Marshall explained. “I wasn’t expecting the audience to recreate their part of the original show as well, but then I wanted to set the record straight—in a way, Dylan is a deity to all of us who write songs.”
Cat Power will perform her Royal Albert Hall set again at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 6 and 7.
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert follows Cat Power’s 2022 studio album, Covers.
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Cat Power: Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert:
01 She Belongs to Me
02 Fourth Time Around
03 Visions of Johanna
04 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
05 Desolation Row
06 Just Like a Woman
07 Mr. Tambourine Man
08 Tell Me, Momma
09 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
11 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
12 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
13 One Too Many Mornings
14 Ballad of a Thin Man
15 Like a Rolling Stone