Cover Girl

Cover Girl

by Shawn Colvin


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When Shawn Colvin first turned up playing Greenwich Village folk clubs in the early 1980s, she used to perform a variety of cover songs, often taking rock recordings and re-imagining them for her girl-with-guitar format. When Colvin began recording in the late '80s, however, she concentrated on her own original material. Cover Girl brings her interpretive abilities back into focus. Songs like the Police's "Every Little Thing [He] Does Is Magic" and Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" are the most radical reworkings here, but not the best, perhaps because they depend on their original productions. Colvin is more successful in choosing classic but not well-known songs already in the folk idiom -- Greg Brown's "One Cool Remove," Willis Alan Ramsey's "Satin Sheets," and Rolly Solley's "Killing the Blues." A fan from the old Village days can only lament that she didn't choose to include her version of Dire Straits' "Romeo and Juliet."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645787527
catalogNumber: 57875
Rank: 74514

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawn Colvin   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Steve Addabbo   12-string Guitar
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Benmont Tench   Hammond Organ
Larry Campbell   Fiddle,Pedal Steel Guitar
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Vocals
Milt Grayson   Background Vocals
David Kahne   Bass,Keyboards
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Larry Klein   Bass
Andy Kravitz   Drums
Steuart Smith   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Slide Guitar,Hi String
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Frank Vilardi   Percussion,Drums
Ken White   Background Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Kenny White   Background Vocals
Frank Floyd   Background Vocals
T-Bone Wolk   Bass,Accordion

Technical Credits

Shawn Colvin   Producer
Ray Martin   Engineer
Steve Addabbo   Engineer
Ronald K. Fierstein   Executive Producer
David Kahne   Programming,Producer
Rowland Salley   Composer
Christopher Shaw   Engineer
Steuart Smith   Producer
Mark Endert   Engineer
David Kolane   Engineer
Jilie Last   Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Sara Rotman   Art Direction

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Cover Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been listening to Cover Girl for, I don't six, seven years. I am still waiting to get tired of the music, of Colvin's masterful rendering of Twilight, the gorgeous duet with Chapin on One Cool Remove, and the overall lovely feeling of JOURNEY you get from the composition of the entire album. I forget sometimes (because I have made so many of my own mixes) to listen to it from start to finish, and every time I do, I am reminded, again, why COLLECTIONS of music make the music, not the download or the single.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shawn Colvins version of Every little thing s(he) does is magic is wonderful-and is used in the wonderful movie Simply Irresistable.Therefore this is a must-have for all fans of the movie.