Ryan Adams w/ Gillian Welch :: Revelator (2000)

I hadn’t heard this in years. Pulled out a hard drive today in order send this track to a friend as we had just been discussing Gillian Welch’s Soul Journey LP from 2003. The following cover of “Revelator,” off Welch’s album of the same name, has a Crazyhorse feel with Ryan Adams leading the charge backed by David Rawlings and Welch during the sessions that would ultimately yield Adams’ solo debut, Heartbreaker.

MP3: Ryan Adams ::   Revelator (Gillian Welch)

16 thoughts on “Ryan Adams w/ Gillian Welch :: Revelator (2000)

  1. everything ryan adams and gillian welch collaborated on back then was like pennies from heaven.

  2. Amighty, Thanks for that Exit/In version. I’d be much obliged if you’d share the entire show.

    Ad, thanks for the Destroyer version. That’s one Ryan demo that I don’t have but now wish that i did.

  3. I might be in the minority here, but I’ll take Gillian’s album cut of this track — just a stark, intricate, beautiful, little journey. They’re all great, but that one’s just performed on another level. The two Ryan Adams versions sounds like something from a Noel Gallagher solo performance, which (again, probably in the minority) is a high compliment.

  4. If “New York” doesn’t take off, he might have made several albums with this sound.

  5. @scott – I think RA is too interested in doing too many things to have ever made several albums in one vein.

    @Scott W. – He’ll probably have two/three new “non-metal” albums out before the end of the year, so there’s that.

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