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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bowie likes (and contributes to) Scarlett Johansson's Tom Waits Album

Music magazine NME ran a short piece about David Bowie and his involvement with Scarlett Johannson's Tom Waite cover album, titled Anywhere I Lay My Head (not Scarlett Sings Tom Waits, as originally reported). Apparently Bowie contributed some bare background vocals to the album, and he says "Scarlett's performances are mystical and twice cool. She creates a mood that could have been summoned by someone like Margery Latimer or Jeanette Winterson.”

Like Bailey, I was skeptical about this album, but now that Bowie has given it his stamp of approval, I'm more optimistic. It will be released on May 19, so we'll see whether it's any good in a few months.



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