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Amanda Palmer to release album with father Jack

By | Published on Friday 20 May 2016

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is set to release an album with her father, semi-professional choral singer Jack Palmer, this summer. Titled ‘You Got Me Singing’, the album sees the pair covering songs by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Sinead O’Connor and John Grant.

“The main inspiration behind this record was to share songs and time with my dad”, says Amanda, who was separated from her father when she was less than a year old. “It was a really good reason to spend healing time together, sharing our musical histories, all poetically punctuated by the fact that I was seven months pregnant when we recorded”.

“I believe nothing is more powerful than love, and that nothing expresses it better than singing”, adds Jack. “It was one of Amanda’s songs that began healing our fractured relationship. Years later, I hope the love that went into this project will perhaps touch listeners in the same way”.

Ahead of the album release on 15 Jul, Amanda and Jack will also perform a one-off UK show in London at Koko on 3 Jun.

Here’s the tracklist for the album:

1. You Got Me Singing (Leonard Cohen)
2. Wynken, Blynken And Nod (Lucy & Carly Simon)
3. Again (Melanie)
4. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson)
5. Louise Was Not Half Bad (Tom T Hall)
6. Black Boys on Mopeds (Sinead O’Connor)
7. All I Could Do (Kimya Dawson)
8. In The Heat Of The Summer (Phil Ochs)
9. Pink Emerson Radio (Kathleen Edwards)
10. Skye Boat Song (traditional)
11. Glacier (John Grant)
12. I Love You So Much (Noah Britton)

Oh, and here’s a video for ‘1952 Vincent Black Lightning’: