Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited

Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited
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Based on 13 reviews
2019 Ratings: #32 / 83
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Based on 28 ratings
2019 Ratings: #54
February 8, 2019 / Release Date
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LepardRyan
45
What purpose did this serve? We get some boring, obsolete, Americana album every week now and now another except it's a passable tribute album? The only impressive thing about this is the quantity of recognizable features, but none of them provide a performance that makes any one track stand out.

45/100 (Below Average)
Doofy
70
Not a patch on the original but it's got its own thang going on.
ryanreviews
42
Completely uninteresting and not doing any justice nor putting a new spin on the original. Disappointed is an understatement.
JohnLouisHoward
87
this should be titled "Reimagined" rather than "Revisited", as it has almost nothing to do with the original in either tone, intent, or setting. the original was an art-folk-pop-country hot mess that worked because of Bobbie Gentry's authentic narrative voice. as scattered a story as it told, it was clearly HER story.

this Reimagining substitutes multiple narrators inhabiting different tonal worlds, so we are already headed down a different path. the results are more ... read more
didney-worl
NR
I just can't believe they got all these incredible singers together on one album.
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Track List

  1. Okolona River Bottom Band (feat. Norah Jones)
  2. Big Boss Man (feat. Hope Sandoval)
  3. Reunion (feat. Rachel Goswell)
  4. Parchman Farm (feat. Carice van Houten)
  5. Mornin' Glory (feat. Laetitia Sadier)
  6. Sermon (feat. Margo Price)
  7. Tobacco Road (feat. Susanne Sundfør)
  8. Penduli Pendulum (feat. Vashti Bunyan & Kaela Sinclair)
  9. Jesseye 'Lizabeth (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
  10. Refractions (feat. Marissa Nadler)
  11. Courtyard (feat. Beth Orton)
  12. Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Lucinda Williams)
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