Dana Gillespie Enlists Marc Almond To Produce Covers Album

She’s a national treasure, Dana Gillespie, even if many of her fellow Britons may fail to recognize this fact. With a multifaceted career including the title of the Junior Water Skiing Champion in 1962 and playing Mary Magdalene in the first London production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and spanning across many films and even more records, the lady knows how to elevate an infectious melody by applying her powerful vocals and, what’s no less important, personality to any song, be it original or borrowed tunes. No wonder Dana had the likes of Jimmy Page and David Bowie among her producers, and now their list is extended with the addition of Marc Almond’s name.

While 2021’s “Deep Pockets” was comprised of Gillespie’s own pieces, its follow-up “First Love” which will get released on May 31st contains only one fresh composition, the title track, as the rest are brilliantly chosen covers that run the gamut from FLEETWOOD MAC’s “Dream” to “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” from GREEN DAY’s repertoire, with the lead single being “Spent The Day In Bed” by Morrissey, who designed this little record’s cover, whereas Almond’s “Brewer Street Blues” sees former SOFT CELL’s face join the dame. Sounds fantastic!

First Love

1. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (GREEN DAY)
2. Spent The Day In Bed (Morrissey)
3. Dance Me To The End of Love (Leonard Cohen)
4. Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan)
5. Brewer Street Blues (Marc Almond)
6. Gods And Monsters (Lana Del Rey)
7. In A Broken Dream (PYTHON LEE JACKSON)
8. Can You Hear Me (David Bowie)
9. Simple As This (Jake Bugg)
10. First Love, Last Love
11. Dreams (FLEETWOOD MAC)

May 24, 2024

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