'Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert' Out Now
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'Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert' Out Now

Renowned singer-songwriter Cat Power has announced today’s arrival of her eagerly awaited new live album, Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert, available now.

Recorded November 5, 2022 at London’s vaunted Royal Albert Hall, the 15-song collection sees the artist otherwise known as Chan Marshall paying tribute to Bob Dylan with a complete live reimagining of his legendary performance at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966. Long known as the “Royal Albert Hall Concert” due to a mislabeled bootleg, the original performance saw Dylan switching from acoustic to electric midway through the show, drawing the ire of folk purists and forever altering the course of rock ‘n’ roll. Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert both lovingly honors Dylan’s imprint on history and brings a stunning new vitality to many of his most revered songs, including “She Belongs to Me,” “Ballad of a Thin Man,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.”  

“More than the work of any other songwriter,” says Chan Marshall, “Dylan’s songs have spoken to me, and inspired me since I first began hearing them at 5 years old.”  

Cat Power will commemorate today’s release of Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert with a performance, set for NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, November 13

Marshall – who earlier this week heralded the new album with a trio of sold-out West Coast performances of Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert – will be performing at an already sold-out Carnegie Hall on February 14, 2024. There will also be a performance at a fundraiser for WYXR’s Raised By Sound Fest at Memphis, TN’s Crosstown Theater on December 2 that is also sold out. These dates mark the show’s US debut following sold-out performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall in November 2022 and Sydney, Australia’s famed Sydney Opera House in May 2023. “Now we know how much applause it takes to lift the Albert Hall,” wrote The London Times of the debut performance, while The Telegraph summed it up as “pure celebration” in its 4-out-of-5-starred review. Sydney’s Time Out praised “the sheer transcendence” of this spring’s Opera House performance, hailing the experience as “spiked with a deep and enduring sense of timelessness, made all the more potent through Power’s pure vocals. We could’ve been anywhere, at any point in history, anywhere in the solar system…Magnificent.” 

Cat Power Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert

Album | 10th November 2023

In November 2022, Cat Power took the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall and delivered a song-for-song recreation of one of the most fabled and transformative live sets of all time. Held at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966—but long known as the “Royal Albert Hall Concert” due to a mislabeled bootleg—the original performance saw Bob Dylan switching from acoustic to electric midway through the show, drawing ire from an audience of folk purists and forever altering the course of rock-and-roll. In her own rendition of that historic night, the artist otherwise known as Chan Marshall inhabited each song with equal parts conviction and grace and a palpable sense of protectiveness, ultimately transposing the anarchic tension of Dylan’s set with a warm and luminous joy. Now captured on the live album Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert, Marshall’s spellbinding performance both lovingly honors her hero’s imprint on history and brings a stunning new vitality to many of his most revered songs.

Tracklisting

  • 1She Belongs To Me - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 2Fourth Time Around - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 3Visions Of Johanna - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 4It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 5Desolation Row - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 6Just Like A Woman - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 7Mr. Tambourine Man - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 8Tell Me, Momma - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 9I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 10Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 11Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 12Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 13One Too Many Mornings - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 14Ballad Of A Thin Man - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 15Like A Rolling Stone - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Cat Power Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert

Album | 10th November 2023

In November 2022, Cat Power took the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall and delivered a song-for-song recreation of one of the most fabled and transformative live sets of all time. Held at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966—but long known as the “Royal Albert Hall Concert” due to a mislabeled bootleg—the original performance saw Bob Dylan switching from acoustic to electric midway through the show, drawing ire from an audience of folk purists and forever altering the course of rock-and-roll. In her own rendition of that historic night, the artist otherwise known as Chan Marshall inhabited each song with equal parts conviction and grace and a palpable sense of protectiveness, ultimately transposing the anarchic tension of Dylan’s set with a warm and luminous joy. Now captured on the live album Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert, Marshall’s spellbinding performance both lovingly honors her hero’s imprint on history and brings a stunning new vitality to many of his most revered songs.

Tracklisting

  • 1She Belongs To Me - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 2Fourth Time Around - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 3Visions Of Johanna - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 4It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 5Desolation Row - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 6Just Like A Woman - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 7Mr. Tambourine Man - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 8Tell Me, Momma - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 9I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 10Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 11Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 12Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 13One Too Many Mornings - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 14Ballad Of A Thin Man - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 15Like A Rolling Stone - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
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Live Dates

Friday 23rd February

Cat Power
The Charleston Music Hall, Columbia, US

Sunday 25th February

Cat Power
CMA Theater, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville, US

Tuesday 27th February

Cat Power
Cahn Auditorium, Chicago, US

Thursday 29th February

Cat Power
Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, US

Friday 1st March

Cat Power
Fitzgerald Theater, Twin Cities, US

Saturday 2nd March

Cat Power
Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, US

Monday 4th March

Cat Power
Paramount Theatre, Denver, US

Thursday 7th March

Cat Power
The United Theater on Broadway, Los Angeles (LA), US

Friday 8th March

Cat Power
Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Performing Arts Center, SF Bay Area, US

Saturday 9th March

Cat Power
Uptown Theatre Napa, Santa Rosa, US