Published Sep 01, 2010Earlier this year, Washington-based singer-songwriter Damien Jurado put out his ninth studio album Saint Bartlett via Secretly Canadian. The release saw Jurado team up with fellow West coast songwriter Richard Swift, who produced the record and provided much of the instrumentation. That may have been the beginning of a long working relationship, as the musicians have now released a free covers album.
Titled Other People's Songs Volume One, the nine-song release is just that, with the musicians taking on material from Yes, Kraftwerk, John Denver, Chubby Checker and the Fleetwoods, among others. Like Saint Bartlett, the recordings were done at Swift's Oregon-based National Freedom Studio on August 21 and 22.
"These recordings came about spontaneously, and we wanted to share them in the same manner," the duo explains in a statement.
Other People's Songs Volume One can be downloaded or streamed below or at this link.
A second collection of covers is expected for the winter.
OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS - Volume One - Performed by Damien Jurado & Richard Swift by Richard Swift