The previous post featured a couple of albums I received via ReviewShine. Another gem that came my way by the same route is "Anybody's Darlin'", an excellent seven track mini-album from Kelsey Waldon. Kelsey is from Kentucky, but now based in Nashville, and has a really appealing voice. The album comprises six strong originals, mostly straightforward old-fashioned country with touches of alt-country and bluegrass (for example on "Whole Lotta Things" which features the stalwart Tim O'Brien), and a very nice cover version of Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart".
I think I may own more versions of "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" than just about any other song. There are eight versions on my iPod, and I am fairly sure there are more tucked away in the dustier corners of my record collection. I assume you all have Neil's original, but here are the other seven. There is a little something for everyone - pop, country, crooning, cod-reggae (with accordions), even a Spanish version. But if I had to pick one I'd probably go for Psychic TV - one of Genesis P. Orridge's finest moments.
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Kelsey Waldon
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Saint Etienne
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Psychic TV
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Joe Dolan
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Darling New Neighbors
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Jackie DeShannon
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Joan Bibiloni
There are some pretty dreadful versions out there as well. Take this effort by Elkie Brooks, for example.
I wonder if Elkie Brooks is related to Rebekah Brooks? The same surname, similar hair, both responsible for acts that offend all right-minded people...