Greg Dulli, Apollonia Cover Prince’s “When Doves Cry”
SPIN magazine has commissioned a tribute album for the 25th anniversary of Prince’s landmark album and film Purple Rain, entitled Purplish Rain.
The Twilight Singers recorded “When Doves Cry” and features backing vocals from Purple Rain costar Apollonia.
The album will be available as a free download from SPIN.com on June 23.
From the story at Spin.com:
While being interviewed for the cover story, Apollonia mentioned that she had performed Prince songs with Greg Dulli, the ex-Afghan Whigs frontman who’s also recorded with Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins. She then contacted Dulli about covering a Prince track for SPIN’s tribute.
“It was a fun challenge,” says Dulli. “I can guarantee you that what we do sounds nothing like what you expect. The only thing you’ll recognize is the lyrics.”
1. “Let’s Go Crazy” RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS
2. “Take Me With U” SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
3. “The Beautiful Ones” FOL CHEN
4. “Computer Blue” OF MONTREAL
5. “Darling Nikki” CHAIRLIFT
6. “When Doves Cry” THE TWILIGHT SINGERS
7. “I Would Die 4 U” MARIACHI EL BRONX
8. “Baby I’m a Star” CRAIG WEDREN
9. “Purple Rain” LAVENDER DIAMOND