Thursday, 27 June 2013

Yan Wagner: Some Velvet Morning

I love this version of the track Some velvet Morning by Yan Wagner.

The track emerged last month, and was originally a hit in 1967 for Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. It's regarded by many as a classic of its era, and has been covered by many acts over the years, memorably by Primal Scream who recorded a version of the song with model Kate Moss.

Yan Wagner released his debut album Forty Eight hours in October last year, the title track being one of my favourite things I've heard in recent months, like a version of Scott Walker fronting Power Corruption and Lies era New Order, with the urgency and melancholy

Wagner has recently remixed the track Drive by Tomorrow's World, a track I've featured here previously on the blog.

Meanwhile, an EP of Yan Wagner tracks remixed by others - including Jupiter, the Hacker and Arnaud Rebotini came out earlier this year.

Yan Wagner has a number of live dates at festivals over the summer, including the Francofolies in La Rochelle on July 13, the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 15 and the Vieilles Charrues festival in Carhaix on July 20.

He played a some live dates in the UK last year, and hopefully it won't be too long until we see him here again.

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