Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton and Frank Black have covered the song over the years
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers share their latest take from their upcoming cover album ‘Imposter.
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The song, ‘The Dark End of the Street’, originally written in 1966 by Chips Moman and Dan Penn, has been covered by Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Elvis Costello and Frank Black over the years.
Now, Gahan has put a gloomy spin on her cover with longtime collaborator Rich Machin. You can listen to it below.
The latest cover comes as he recently shared his rendition of Cat Power’s ‘Metal Heart’.
‘Imposter’ was recorded and produced by Gahan and Machin in November 2019 at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studio in Malibu, California.
Depeche Mode frontman recently explained Granthshala That the 12 selected tracks feel like they “contain a sense of wisdom and longevity that is in the song and is very evident in the voice”.
“Some lives have been lived,” said Gahan. “I don’t think I could do that 20 years ago. A lot of songwriters will tell you this, but sometimes when you hear a certain song at a certain time in your life it just strikes a chord, and You feel like you know everything about the song, who wrote it, the ideas and the story behind it. This particular group of songs was from a huge catalog, but they were the songs and artists that Rich and I thought were They have changed the shape of our lives.”
He also confirmed that fans can expect to see some SoulSaver shows soon.
“Performance is a big part of me,” he said. “I expect there’s going to be some really unique performances of this record, definitely in London. We’re planning a few things out at the moment and it looks like we’re going to be doing that bubble work for six weeks. and do some special things there.
“I want to do performances where it’s like ‘An Evening with Imposter.’ I hope we can pull this off because I really think it’s going to be something special.
Dave Gahn & Soulsavers will release “Imposter” on November 12 via Columbia.
Meanwhile, Depeche Mode recently announced that they would be releasing a digitally restored and high-definition version of their famous 1989 musical film and documentary, Depeche Mode 101, 3 December.