Music Box 27/03/2021

 We start today with the official video for the last record from Johnny Cash, a cover of the Trent Reznor song Hurt (American Recordings/Lost Highway CD/digital single 2002). From his last album, American IV: The Man Comes Around (American Recordings/Lost Highway 2002). He died seven months later. 

The Cranberries hailed from Limerick Ireland and were fronted by the late Dolores O'Riordan. Their seventh single Zombie (Island 7"/casse/CD 1994) was written in response to the Warrington bombs of 1993 planted by the IRA. It was the first from their second LP No Need To Argue (Island 1994). This is the official video which shamefully was banned by both the BBC and Irish broadcaster RTÉ. 

Next, the original Nirvana, 60s British pop duo Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos. This is the delightful Please Believe Me, from their fifth LP Songs of Love and Praise (Philips 1971).  

Our yé-yé single of the week comes from Paris-born Annie Philippe. This is Annie on French TV performing her twelfth single C'est La Mode (Philips 7" 1966).  

We conclude with two rarities from Bob Dylan. First, If You Gotta Go, Go Now (CBS Netherlands only 7" 1967), an outtake from the 1965 Bringing It All Back Home LP sessions, with girl vocal group The Poppies on backing vocals. This is that version, which is a different take from that selected for the Bootleg series. Only released in Holland, it did not chart, which is a shame. It's a great song, and deserves to be better known. It was most famously covered by Fairport Convention as Si Tu Dois Partir (Island 7" 1969). Then we conclude with probably the best version ever of 1966 song Just Like A Woman, performed with George Harrison and Leon Russell, from The Concert For Bangladesh (Apple 3XLP 1971). Until next week ...