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Adam
(cricket menace)
02/13/08 04:32 AM
Bowie Lends Vocals to Scarlett Johansson Album!  

Finally - some new music ahead...

Actress turned singer Scarlett Johansson has released details on her debut album in NYC.

The album titled Anywhere I Lay My Head is a Tom Waits covers album and DAVID BOWIE (whom Scarlett met a party just prior to beginning work on the album) lends vocals to two tracks - 'Falling Down' and 'Fannin Street'. Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and members of the band Celebration contribute throughout.

The album was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek, who told the journo crowd he was going for a "cough medicine/Tinker Bell" vibe, sound-wise.

Johansson said she initially considered making an album of standards, but that the project slowly morphed into a Waits-dominated affair. "His melodies are so beautiful and his voice is so distinct," she said.

The result, according to Johansson, has met with the notoriously persnickety Waits' approval. "I sent him some of the early, early recordings, and he said, 'Go ahead,'" she said. "I've heard he's very pleased."

While the majority of the album lives up to Sitek's prior description, there are some up-tempo departures, particularly on 'I Don't Want To Grow Up', which boasts drum machine beats straight out of a New Order song.

There are no plans for Johansson to perform live in support of the project, but she says she'd be intrigued by "getting everybody together," perhaps at a festival, at some point in the future. "It would be a missed opportunity not to."

The album due on the 20th May has the following tracklisting:

Fawn
Town With No Cheer
Falling Down
Anywhere I Lay My Head
Fannin' Street
Song for Jo
Green Grass
I Wish I Was in New Orleans
I Don't Want To Grow Up
No One Knows I'm Gone
Who Are You?

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bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
02/13/08 09:53 AM
Re: Bowie Lends Vocals to Scarlett Johansson Album! new [re: Adam]  

Anybody have the photo of DB, Waits and Bette Midler at a table from some party circa mid-late 70's?

Haven't TVOTR and ScarJo both performed seperately at Coachella? It's 3 weeks before the album drops. Plus they've been trying to get Bowie to headline for YEARS.

bfp



bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
02/13/08 10:50 AM
Re: Bowie Lends Vocals to Scarlett Johansson Album! new [re: Adam]  

What are the lyrics to the Waits song bowie performs?



Remade/Remodeled
(acolyte)
02/13/08 11:11 AM
We don't need no stinking badges new [re: Adam]  

New Order don't use a drum machine.

Je est un autre

nigelp
(crash course raver)
02/13/08 02:34 PM
Re: We don't need no stinking badges new [re: Remade/Remodeled]  

I had heard that the stutter beginning to Blue Monday was from a misprogrammed drum machine.

I'm invisible and dumb,
no-one will recall me


bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
02/13/08 07:29 PM
Re: We don't need no stinking badges new [re: nigelp]  

Shades of Dana Gillespie?



Emil
(acolyte)
02/14/08 05:33 AM
Re: We don't need no stinking badges new [re: nigelp]  

In reply to:

I had heard that the stutter beginning to Blue Monday was from a misprogrammed drum machine.


At any rate, what are the odds that those were live drums?


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kalamazoo
(kook)
02/14/08 12:07 PM
Re: Bowie Lends Vocals to Scarlett Johansson Album new [re: Adam]  

Oh well better get used to this mellowed DB.
Goodbye Joe The Lion.



guiltpuppy
(stardust savant)
02/14/08 03:04 PM
Re: Bowie Lends Vocals to Scarlett Johansson Album new [re: Adam]  

Note the wording: Lends vocals. He probably just goes "oooohhh" in the background and goes home. Remember TV on the Radio?

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SoulLoveChild
(beyond the yoga zone)
02/14/08 09:54 PM
Re: Bowie Lends Vocals to Scarlett Johansson Album new [re: kalamazoo]  

In reply to:

Goodbye Joe The Lion.


Joe The Lion (my alltime favourite Bowie song) is a mature 20 year old now. He hasn't had many little brothers at all so why are you expecting him to have some now?????


my face is finished, my body's gone and i can't help but think,
standin' up here in all this applause and gazin' down at all the young and the beautiful with their questioning eyes,
that i must above all things love myself



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