Jools Holland & Friends
Moving Out To The Country
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Jools Holland releases an album of country-inspired tracks, with a little help from his friends. Jools Holland has impressively released an album every year for the last ten years, and this year is no exception. Released on 20 November 2006, Moving Out To The Country is Holland's 11th album.
KT Tunstall lends her vocals to 'Darkness on the Face of the Earth', and former Pulp guitarist and solo artist in his own right Richard Hawley re-interprets the Hank Williams classic 'I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry', bringing a dreamy simplicity to the song. Solomon Burke guests on the album's eponymous track 'Moving Out To The Country', penned by Holland and Burke. Lulu belts out 'She'll Have To Go' and 'I Can't Stop Loving You' in her own inimitable style.
Boomtown Rat and renowned philanthropist Bob Geldof pays tribute to his musical hero Kris Krisofferson with 'For The Good Times' and 'The Pilgrim' and modern soulstress India Arie sings for her home state in 'Georgia On My Mind.'
Legendary musician and producer Brian Eno reinvents 'Dreaming My Dreams With You' as only he can, Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler guests on the second Hank Williams track on the album, 'You Win Again', and David McAlmont brings more than one tear to the eye with a sultry 'Misty Blue'. Tom Jones lends his incomparable vocal chords to 'I Wish I Was 18 Again' and the Jones and Holland-penned 'Friends Not Lovers', and Rhythm & Blues Orchestra collaborator Louise Marshall brings something of the lullaby to 'Sweet Dreams.
Marc Almond guests on the wonderful 'Games People Play'. Paul Carrack sings a rousing rendition of 'Take These Changes From My Heart', and the boogie woogie queen of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Ruby Turner, sings from the heart on 'It Ain't Gonna Worry My Mind'.
Dr John, the New Orleans Creole legend, puts his unique stamp on 'Dead Hosts Welcome', Sam Brown lends soulful vulnerability to 'Feel Like Going Home', and finally Jools Holland himself gets his "boogie woogie muscles twitching" on 'Rocket To The Moon', 'Where Do I Go From Here' and the Big Joe Turner number 'Boogie Woogie Country Girl.'