Free Download: Dan Wilson - "Re-Covered"
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:10:08
Our weekly Free Download is doing things a little differently this week by including a book in addition to a couple of songs to stream. Coming our way via the stupendous people over at NoiseTrade, Re-Covered is a hot off the press deluxe book/CD by singer-songwriter-producer Dan Wilson.
You might remember Dan Wilson from his time in Semisonic when he stormed the airwaves with hit single "Closing Time". He earned himself a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song for that track, but you'd be remiss to think that was the biggest single he's ever written. Despite his name remaining somewhat underground at this point, he's been anything but a one hit wonder.
Outside of Semisonic, Wilson boasts multiple other Grammy wins over the course of his career, including Song of the Year for his work with the Dixie Chicks on "Not Ready To Make Nice" and Album of the Year as a producer on Adele's 21. He has worked with Pink, Taylor Swift, My Morning Jacket, Weezer, Nas, and a staggering list of others throughout the years, helping to pen some of the era's most memorable songs.
Re-Covered originally released back in August and is now available in an exclusive free download. Songs include his covers of music that he wrote for other artists, hits like #1 country single "Home" by Dierks Bentley, "You & I (Nobody in the World)" by John Legend, "Someone like You" by Adele, and, of course, "Closing Time".
The 56-page deluxe book/CD by Dan features his illustrations and stories about the writing of those songs; read two of the stories and hear his reinterpretations by following the links below.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff