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Ballad of the Broken Seas

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

After listening to some of Lanegan and Campbell's predecessors, Jim and Greg discuss their modern take on the“Beauty and the Beast”formula. Many people know Lanegan from his days with the Screaming Trees in the '90s. Campbell recently left Belle and Sebastian, a band Jim and Greg reviewed last week, and her first move was asking Lanegan to join her for a duet album, Ballad of the Broken Seas. While in many of the songs above, the Beast seems to be preying on the poor innocent female, it is Isobel Campbell who is controlling most of the content on the record. Her voice is a sweet counterpart to Lanegan's low, masculine rumble, but she was the songwriter and the producer. Both Jim and Greg give her efforts a "Buy It" rating.

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“Beauty and the Beast”Duets

The album up for review this week is Ballad of the Broken Seas by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan. Before our hosts review the new record, they take a look back at a few of rock's other“Beauty and the Beast”duets:

  • Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, "Love Hurts"
  • Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Ja Rule and Ashanti, "Always on Time"
  • Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, "Some Velvet Morning"
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