Key Production is excited to announce another collaboration with Bella Union to produce Mercury Rev's Bobbie Gentry's Delta Sweete Revisited on 12" black vinyl.
Who is Bobbie Gentry?
Bobbie Gentry is an American singer-songwriter and one of the first female artists to compose and produce her own material in the context of the post-war American music scene. Her Ode to Billie Joe song spent four weeks as the No.1 in 1967 and earned her a Grammy award. Gentry is considered an autobiographical songwriter thanks to the revelations and self-reflection characteristics of her music.
About the Album
Originally released in 1968, the eight original songs of the album were a depiction of Gentry's childhood and church life on her grandparents’ farm in Chickasaw County, Mississippi: the girl-ish craving for a beautiful dress in Reunion; the rise-and-shine of Mornin’ Glory; the stern Sunday lessons in Sermon based on a traditional hymn known as Run On.
The Mercury Rev's revisited release is an affectionate resurrection of Gentry's masterpiece, which is considered the first country-rock opera and was unforgivably ignored on arrival in 1968. The band is accompanied by a stellar vocal cast of women from across modern rock and its alternative paths: among them, Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval; Laetitia Sadier, formerly of Stereolab; Marissa Nadler; Margo Price, the fiery new country star with a punk-rock heart; Norway's Susanne Sundfør and Phoebe Bridgers featured in Jessye' Lisabeth with her floating calm, like a comforting angel.
Mercury Rev's Bobbie Gentry's Delta Sweete Revisited is now available to order here: Store