Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited Image
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  • Summary: Phoebe Bridgers, Vashti Bunyan, Rachel Goswell, Norah Jones, Marissa Nadler, Beth Orton, Margo Price, Laetitia Sadier, Hope Sandoval, Kaela Sinclair, Susanne Sundfør, Carice van Houten, and Lucinda Williams provide vocals to the indie rock band's reimagining of Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 album.
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  1. Feb 15, 2019
    90
    The new recording is by turns lovely, haunting, exciting, and emotive.
  2. Feb 8, 2019
    80
    The arrangements may be cleaner and songs embellished with alternative focuses but it would be hard to claim they don’t have the interests of the originals at heart. Seen as a sensitive collective tribute it’s hard to view it as anything else than a success.
  3. Feb 11, 2019
    80
    The standout performance comes from country singer Margo Price, who depicts living a life in fear of a vengeful God on the powerful Sermon (“God almighty’s gonna cut you down”). But Williams deserves credit too, for her impassioned take on Ode to Billie Joe, a 1967 US No 1 single drafted in here to replace the original album’s inessential Louisiana Man.
  4. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2019
    70
    Lucinda Williams' version of Gentry's iconic "Ode To Billie Joe" leaves much to be desired but. ... Overall, this one's worth it. [Mar 2019, p.30]
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Mar 11, 2019
    70
    Sweete, and then, deliciously soured. [Apr 2019, p.86]
  6. Feb 12, 2019
    70
    The Delta Sweete Revisited probably isn’t destined to be anything more than an interesting footnote in the career of anybody involved. But it certainly has something to it: a mood, an ambience, an ethereal sultriness, chilly northern mists turning to hot southern steam.
  7. Feb 8, 2019
    45
    Affectionate but misguided tribute that’s nowhere close to satisfying.

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