KATE RUSBY - HAND ME DOWN
Catalogue No.: PRCD64
Release Date: 14th August 2020
Kate Rusby's album, Hand Me Down, started life a few years ago whilst she was rehearsing for the Jo Whiley Show on BBC Radio 2. Jo asks her live music guests to perform songs of their own plus any cover version of their choice, Kate's choice at that time was Oasis' "Don't Go Away"; on her second visit to the show she chose by 'Friday I'm in Love' by The Cure.
"As a folk singer, it's what I do, re-interpret existing songs, but usually the songs are much, much older. After playing a version of Oasis' 'Don't Go Away' on the BBC Radio 2 Jo Whiley show, about 5 years ago, it dawned on me that not just the very old songs are handed down through the generations, but also favourite songs of any age, of any generation. Songs are precious for many different reasons. With 'Don't Go Away' proving so popular on the last album and hearing the reaction when we performed it on tour, I decided, "Right, that's it! I am doing a whole album of covers."
It was always the plan to make this album this year, lock-down just made it more intimate. We have laughed and we have cried, we have danced and we have sung. All of that is here, engrained in every track."
Video: Kate Rusby - Manic Monday: https://youtu.be/WAlslN90CWw
"'Now I like Prince, I like the Bangles, but this might be my favourite, my favourite cover ever" – Steve Wright BBC Radio 2
‘Everybody loves Kate Rusby’ - Sunday Times
‘Oh my god. This is just beautiful' - Jo Whiley BBC Radio 2
‘Kate Rusby is a peerless vocalist' - Financial Times
June 6 to July 4 - BBC RADIO 2 - Kate Rusby "Manic Monday" single was playlisted by BBC Radio 2. – A LIST
Multiple plays on Zoe Ball Breakfast, The Ken Bruce Show, The Michael Ball Show and Steve Wright In The Afternoon. The track reached #42 on the UK Airplay Chart and the total radio audience to date is over 48 million impacts
Tues June 30th - 3.40pm - BBC RADIO 2 - STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON
Thurs July 23 - BBC RADIO 4 – WOMAN'S HOUR Kate was interviewed live by phone by Jenni Murray + a track was played.
Fri July 17 – 9pm – BBC RADIO 2 - SOUNDS OF THE EIGHTIES Kate's "My Eighties"
Sat Aug 1 – 8pm to 10pm - BBC RADIO 2 – VIRTUAL FOLK FESTIVAL introduced by Mark Radcliffe. Kate will do a performance and be interviewed by Mark. Other headliners include Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright III.
Manic Monday (written by Prince and a hit for The Bangles in 1986)
Days (The Kinks/Kirsty McColl)
If I Had a Boat (Lyle Lovett)
Maybe Tomorrow (from The Littlest Hobo, a Canadian TV series, performed by Terry Bush)
The Show (Connie TV series theme song, written by Willy Russell, performed by Rebecca Storm)
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
True Colours (Cindi Lauper)
Carolina On My Mind (James Taylor)
Love of The Common People (Paul Young)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
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