GOD DON'T NEVER CHANGE: SONGS OF BLIND WILLIE / VA Vinyl LP
Vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. Blind Willie Johnson's seminal songs have inspired artists like Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton to interpret his musical vision. Produced by Jeffrey Gaskill, who helmed 2003's Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan, God Don't Never Change hits artistic pay dirt like few tribute albums have, and is brimming with outstanding performances by some of the biggest names in music. The artists are well-chosen and totally committed, and the new versions capture the raw beauty of the original recordings. There's not a false note in the batch and moments of revelation are everywhere. From Sinead O'Connor's righteous cries on "Trouble Will Soon Be Over" and Derek Trucks' and Susan Tedeschi's reverent reading of "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning," from Lucinda Williams' slide guitar-fueled lament in "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and Tom Waits' virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on "John The Revelator," this record is packed with transcendent recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson.
1.1 The Soul of a Man By Tom Waits 3:29 1.2 It's Nobody's Fault But Mine By Lucinda Williams 3:55 1.3 Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning By Derek Trucks Susan Tedeschi 3:12 1.4 Jesus Is Coming Soon By Cowboy Junkies 4:17 1.5 Mother's Children Have a Hard Time By the Blind Boys of Alabama 4:42 1.6 Trouble Will Soon Be Over By Sinead O'Connor 3:18 1.7 Bye and Bye I'm Going to See the King By Luther Dickinson Feat. the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band 3:54 1.8 God Don't Never Change By Lucinda Williams 4:24 1.9 John the Revelator By Tom Waits 2:50 1.10 Let Your Light Shine on Me By Maria McKee 3:59 1.11 Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground By Rickie Lee Jones 3:18