Cat Power on her latest album of cover songs, 'Covers' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Don't go into Chan Marshall's latest album, Covers, expecting a karaoke party — Chan transforms, inhabits and recreates them, makes them entirely new and entirely hers.

No one does a cover song quite like Cat Power

Cat Power on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Bad Religion"
  • "Song to Bobby"
  • "Hate"
  • "Unhate"

Cat Power, the performing name of Chan Marshall, recently released her third album of cover songs called, appropriately, Covers. But don't go into it expecting a karaoke party — Chan transforms songs; she inhabits them; she recreates them, makes them entirely new and entirely hers. Today, you'll hear Chan talk about her philosophy around reinterpreting other people's songs and what it was like doing a cover of one of her own songs for this record. And you'll hear her story of meeting her idol, Bob Dylan.

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