Dwight Yoakam Premiered a Bluegrass Take on Prince's 'Purple Rain' – Listen

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Country music lifer Dwight Yoakam will release a new album called Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on September 23. For the LP, Yoakam has reinterpreted some songs from his three-decade career with a bluegrass twang, giving them a fresh sound.
For one song from the album, however, Yoakam stepped outside his own catalog to tackle Prince‘s legendary Purple Rain:

As Yoakam explained to People Magazine, which premiered the cover, the inspiration came shortly after Prince’s tragic passing back on April 21, and resulted in an emotionally-charged bluegrass rendition of the classic track.

Photo: Emily Joyce

Photo: Emily Joyce

Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars also features a bluegrass spin on Yoakam’s solo hit Guitars and Cadillacs, spin that one below:

Here’s the album’s track list:
1. What I Don’t Know
2. Free To Go
3. Sad, Sad Music
4. These Arms
5. I Wouldn’t Put It Past Me
6. Listen
7. Two Doors Down
8. Guitars, Cadillacs
9. Home For Sale
10. Please, Please Baby
11. Gone (That’ll Be Me)
12. Purple Rain
Yoakam is out on the road right now, check below for details and dates!
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