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Runnin' Down a Dream

on There Is No Other

by Isobel Campbell

First Played: 10/19/2019 02:40 PM
Last Played: 02/26/2020 12:49 PM
Total Plays: 18
 

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  • Cheryl Waters : 02/26/2020 12:49 PM
    "Runnin' Down a Dream" is the album's sole cover, and Campbell notes that "whenever I do a cover song I don't really choose it. They just kind of choose me...It'll just be all of a sudden, 'Oh, I'll do that.'" She started working on her version of the Petty song back in 2012, gradually finding a way to put her stamp on something that's become an established favorite in his canon. "The lyrics are kind of mysterious and poetic and I could just related to them, somehow," Campbell explains. "I know it's a rock anthem, but it's incongruous to what I do, so I had this idea of having more of a psychedelic version and using more synthesizer to set the tone." https://bit.ly/2PHSb2T
  • Reeves : 02/11/2020 01:17 AM
    "World Rejoice! Isobel Campbell is Back!" interview with Clash Magazine: https://www.clashmusic.com/news/world-rejoice-isobel-campbell-is-back
  • Troy Nelson : 01/23/2020 11:11 AM
    Belle & Sebastian's Isobel Campbell covering Tom Petty's classic song. https://bit.ly/30Vi6bG
  • Reeves : 01/21/2020 02:46 AM
    Read more about this former Belle & Sebastian member and her newest solo project: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8533289/isobel-campbell-tom-petty-premiere
  • Troy Nelson : 01/17/2020 05:01 PM
    "Runnin' Down a Dream" is the album's sole cover, and Campbell notes that "whenever I do a cover song I don't really choose it. They just kind of choose me... It'll just be all of a sudden, 'Oh, I'll do that.'" She started working on her version of the Tom Petty song back in 2012, gradually finding a way to put her stamp on something that's become an established favorite in his canon. "The lyrics are kind of mysterious and poetic and I could just related to them, somehow. I know it's a rock anthem, but it's incongruous to what I do, so I had this idea of having more of a psychedelic version and using more synthesizer to set the tone." And had things gone according to plan Campbell's cover might have been out while Petty was still alive. "I was sad about that," she says. "It was such a shock, really. I didn't think he would be the next to go -- no one did, I'm sure. I just thought he would be around for a lot longer. I remember before finishing the record, we had a little cabin in Woodstock where we were mixing and I remember watching the (Petty) documentary Runnin' Down a Dream and thinking about how great he was." https://bit.ly/2TA4IYT

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