Hear Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire Join Forces to Cover Talking Heads

Hear Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire Join Forces to Cover Talking Heads
As recently reported, soul queen Mavis Staples is reliving her 75th birthday celebrations with the new live release Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration. While the entire package isn't out until later this year, you can dive into one of its highlights right now: a cover of Talking Heads' "Slippery People" featuring Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire.

The powerhouse cover has been uploaded to streaming services, and you can hear the collision of different music styles, eras and voices now below.

Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration was captured back in 2014, and along with the Arcade Fire crew, it features other notable guests such as Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and his son Spencer Tweedy, Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Eric Church, Otis Clay, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris and many more.

A TV special for the package will air on April 16 via AXS TV, followed by a physical release as a CD/DVD set on June 2 via Blackbird Presents Records.

For now, though, check out that Talking Heads cover below.





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