Larkin Poe Announces Covers Album ‘Kindred Spirits’ & Shares Moody Blues Cover

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Larkin Poe announced a covers album, Kindred Spirits, arriving on November 20, via their own Tricki-Woo Records imprint. The group led by sisters Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell previewed the record with their take on The Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin.”

The covers LP from Larkin Poe also features nods to Elton John, Neil Young, Bo Diddley, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Johnson, Derek & The Dominos and more. Rebecca and Megan detailed the album in a statement:

Music is a bridge that can connect generations across time. In recording Kindred Spirits, our admiration for the artists who originally wrote and performed the songs blossomed into an even deeper reverence. Coming up in a family of music lovers, a lot of the songs we have always seemed to gravitate towards learning have been with us since childhood; we started a YouTube series dedicated to paying tribute to our musical heroes in 2015 that unexpectedly took off and when fans began requesting recorded versions of the songs, we started daydreaming about how an interpretive album might take shape. Bringing these old friends into the studio, stripping them back to the bones and recording them live and raw, felt like a ritual. We’re grateful for the experience of making this album and grateful to the Kindred Spirits who have come before us and written the soundtrack of our lives.

One of those kindred spirits, The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward who penned “Nights In White Satin,” gave the cover a glowing review via Twitter:

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The Lovell sisters also recalled an experience hearing a music legend cover the song: “We remember hearing Doc Watson, a true American treasure, sing it late in his career — his beautiful voice soaring through a dark theater, the plaintive lyric unforgettable. It’s hard to believe that Justin Hayward was only 19-years-old when he wrote it.”

Additionally, Larkin Poe spoke about an accompanying video for “Nights In White Satin”: “When we were brainstorming about creating a visual companion for ‘Nights In White Satin,’ we had a romantic idea that stitching together old footage would evoke a nostalgic feeling that matches the vibe of the song.”

Watch Larkin Poe’s video for “Nights In White Satin” below:

Larkin Poe will conduct a livestream event on Sunday, October 4. Head here for more info

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Kindred Spirits Tracklist:

  1. Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson)
  2. Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
  3. Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
  4. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise (Elvis Presley)
  5. In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
  6. Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)
  7. Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley)
  8. Take What You Want (Post Malone)
  9. Ramblin’ Man (The Allman Brothers)
  10. Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes)
  11. Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
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