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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: CD/DVD
  • UPC: 5013929164956
  • Street Date: 01/27/15
  • PreBook Date: 12/23/14
  • Label: Cherry Red »
  • Genre: R & B
  • Run Time: 75 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Year of Production: 2014
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US,CA
  • Language: English


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Bettye Lavette - Worthy

2 DISC LIMITED DIGIPACK EDITION with DVD of Bettye LaVette's July 2014 concert at the Jazz Cafe in London.

Bettye Lavette - Worthy
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With a musical career spanning over 50 years, Bettye LaVette is rightly recognized as one of the finest vocalists and one of the great interpreters of song. Her discography spans five decades, but it is within the past decade that she has finally been recognized as one of America's finest vocal talents. Bettye has teamed up with producer Joe Henry once again, and the result is a stunning new album, "Worthy," featuring 11 songs composed by writers such as Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Mickey Newbury, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Mary Gauthier (who wrote the album title track) and Joe Henry among others. "Worthy" is a supreme achievement from a uniquely gifted performer. This special limited edition includes a DVD of a wonderful set by Bettye and her superb band at The Jazz Caf» in Camden Town, London on July 15th 2014, featuring the very best of Bettye's classic interpretations.


Watch Bettye LaVette's Gritty, Funky Cover of Bob Dylan's 'Unbelievable' »

Watch NY1 Coverage of Bettye at Cafe Carlyle »


Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Unbelievable
  • When I Was A Young Girl
  • Bless Us All
  • Stop
  • Undamned
  • Complicated
  • Where A Life Goes
  • Just Between You And Me And The Wall You're A Fool
  • Wait
  • Step Away
  • Worthy
  • Disc 2:
    • The Word
    • Everything Is Broken
    • Your Time To Cry
    • They Call It Love
    • Joy
    • Heart Of Gold
    • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    • Either Way We Lose
    • Blackbird
    • My Man - He's A Loving Man
    • Like A Rock
    • Heaven (The Closest I'll Get)
    • Sleep To Dream
    • I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

Press Quotes

Anyone who has ever heard Bettye LaVette's voice will recognize how absurd it is that she may have ever been unsung.

     —Elvis Costello

With every song on 'Worthy,' Bettye finds the thread that first will unravel it. Then she stitches it all back together until it fits her taut frame and fierce stride, until it bends to meet her; until each song's story is somehow, miraculously, telling her own.

     —Joe Henry

I never thought anyone could challenge the way Roger Daltrey took the vocals to such a high level of anguish, longing, and epiphany, but Bettye did it. She is a voice from the wilderness.

     —Pete Townshend


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