The Anchoress – Versions (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 41:03 minutes | 418 MB | Genre: Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Drowned In Sound
Following two critically acclaimed albums, the Elton John championed, Welsh multi-instrumentalist and producer The Anchoress (aka Catherine Anne Davies) releases an album of modern re-workings, Versions via the recently relaunched Drowned in Sound label. Compiling 10 re-imaginings of alternative songs by the likes of Depeche Mode, The Cure, Nirvana, Nico and Halsey, all produced and mixed by Davies, Versions is a Cat Power-like collection of songs. The record includes a take on Manic Street Preachers’ ‘This Is Yesterday’ which she performed with the band at Isle of Wight and Glastonbury 2023.
As Davies explains, “each record pressed is a completely unique combination, reworked from leftover wax pellets which feels very apt for the concept of the album, as well as being a more eco-friendly method of production. I love the idea that, like the collection of songs being pieces of other people’s imaginations, this record is quite literally made up of unused parts of other records.” Versions was produced, mixed, and engineered by The Anchoress and mastered by Jon Astley (Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos) and also features guest appearances from multi-instrumentalist Charlie Cawood (Medieval Baebes, Lost Crowns, Knife World).
01. The Anchoress – Enjoy The Silence (03:55)
02. The Anchoress – Bizarre Love Triangle (04:36)
03. The Anchoress – Climbing Up The Walls (04:20)
04. The Anchoress – Friday I’m In Love (03:43)
05. The Anchoress – Pennyroyal Tea (04:07)
06. The Anchoress – These Days (04:10)
07. The Anchoress – Martha’s Harbour (02:57)
08. The Anchoress – The Tradition (03:55)
09. The Anchoress – This Is Yesterday (04:07)
10. The Anchoress – Sweetness Follow (05:08)