John Zorn : The Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition was released yesterday in the US and is available for sale or for pre-order in most other markets.
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The album is a treat not just for fans of the avant-garde legend Zorn but also for Pattonistas as the Faith No More singer adds lyrics and vocals to the celebration of Zorn’s music.
For the record: ” Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog. Including music originally written for Naked City, Masada, The Dreamers, a variety of film soundtracks and more, The Song Project is a retrospective of some of Zorn’s most lyrical compositions from the past 30 years. Each piece is presented in song format with an all-star band of Zorn regulars, and features the voices of Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, and Sofia Rei. Presented in a special limited edition box set of six vinyl 45-rpm singles in a beautiful box set with a 32-page book filled with photos, lyrics and more, this is a collector’s dream of one of Zorn’s most popular and lyrical projects. ”
And some enterprising YouTuber has uploaded the album’s final track Assassin’s Bay: