Rhino’s Got You Covered: Parton, Ronstadt & Harris, Geri Halliwell, Dino, Desi & Billy, and Wrathchild America
Itâs Wednesday, so it must be time to take another dip into the Rhino catalog and trot out a new quartet of cover songs that you may or may not have heard before. Letâs get started, shall we?
â¢ Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, âAfter the Gold Rushâ (1999): When these three legends first united for the TRIO album in 1987, it was a major event, which meant that it was only a matter of time before they joined forces again. Granted, itâs hard to wrangle three schedules, hence the dozen years it took for TRIO TWO to emerge, but we didnâtâ hear anybody complaining once they heard it.
â¢ Geri Halliwell, âPerhaps, Perhaps, Perhapsâ (2000): Originally released as a B-side to âBag It Up,â the fourth and final single from Halliwellâs debut album, SCHIZOPHONIC, this Doris Day cover also found its way onto the soundtrack to Americaâs Sweethearts the following year. These days, however, itâs more readily found on the digital compilation PLAYLIST, which features a variety of tunes from throughout Halliwellâs solo career.
â¢ Dino, Desi & Billy, âSunny Afternoonâ (1966): Nepotism? Why would you use that word in conjunction with a band that includes Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Dean Martinâs son and was signed to Deanâs label after auditioning for the labelâs founder, Frank Sinatra? Ridiculous. Anyway, however this trio got signed, they sure had great taste in the tunes they tackled: their first album included tunes by the Beatles (âGot to Get You into My Lifeâ), Manfred Mann (âPretty Flamingoâ), and this Kinks klassik.
â¢ Wrathchild America, âTimeâ (1989): Formed almost a decade before they released their debut album, during which period they changed their name from Atlantis to Tyrant to Wrathchild, the band was forced to add the âAmericaâ because a British glam metal band threatened to sue them. This Pink Floyd cover hails from CLIMBINâ THE WALLS, a.k.a. that aforementioned debut LP, and itâs the only non-original tune in the mix, so maybe the choice to record it was a request by the label? We donât know. All we can confirm is that they metal it up in the best possible way, and we love it.