Bobby Gillespie Presents I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone (Vinyl 2LP)

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Following on from Bobby Gillespie's first foray into compilation curation - Sunday Mornin' Coming Down - the Primal Scream-er returns with I Still Can't Believe You're Gone, filled with what he says are songs he turns to when the going gets rough. From the dark and dramatic, such as Nick Cave's take on By The Time I Get To Phoenix, soulful numbers from the likes of Percy Sledge and Al Green, to ballads by icons like Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, and - singing the title track - Willie Nelson, this selection could very well be just what the good doctor ordered. - Flying Out

Following on from the Primal Scream frontman’s brilliantly- received previous release for Ace, Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down (accolades included being short-listed for Rough Trade’s compilation of the year), Bobby Gillespie brings us another slice of the music that soundtracks his life. And in this case, it’s his touring life. Drawing on the experience of ‘the way that the noise and clamour of the road can tire you out, wear you down and frazzle your nerves to shattered fragments of jangled exhaustion’, these are the records Bobby turns to for solace, for comfort, for empathy and for resourcefulness.

The compilation features an introduction from the man himself, talking us through his personal choices as though he’s sitting cross-legged on the carpet going through records with you in his lounge. Also long-time cohort of the band, Kris Needs has written extensive liner-notes, serving up an intensive track by track insight and analysis.

Titled after and kicking off with the Willie Nelson track of the same name, I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone leads us through a darker and deeper exploration than its predecessor, featuring Nick Cave’s funereal version of By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Ry Cooder’s sparse and beautiful reworking of Dark End Of The Street. And we get there via such greats as Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Donnie Fritts, Crazy Horse, Lee Hazlewood, Al Green, Thin Lizzy and so many more.


1. Willie Nelson - I Still Can't Believe You're Gone
2. Bob Dylan - Love Sick
3. Donnie Fritts - We Had It All
4. J.J. Cale - Magnolia
5. The Dramatics - In The Rain (* Vinyl only track)
6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - By the Time I Get to Phoenix
7. Crazy Horse - I Don't Want to Talk About It
8. Ry Cooder - Dark End of the Street
9. Percy Sledge - Kind Woman
10. Lee Hazlewood - Wait and See
11. Al Green - Strong as Death (Sweet as Love)
12. Thin Lizzy - Shades of a Blue Orphanage
13. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Heart Like a Wheel
14. Mott the Hoople - When My Mind's Gone
15. Boz Scaggs - I'll Be Long Gone
16. The Chi-Lites - The Coldest Days of My Life Pt. 1
17. Little Feat - Roll Um Easy
18. Grateful Dead - Brokedown Palace
19. Charlie Rich - I Feel Like Going Home

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