Bill Callahan – Heaven Help The Child
taken from the b-side of Mickey Newbury & Bill Callahan split 7”, now available via Drag City. ‘Heaven Help The Child’ was originally appeared as the title track on Mickey Newbury‘s 1973 album.
Bill meets Mickey on the street of impossible, unstuck-in-time dreams — as the late Mickey sings his back in ’73, while Bill sings his “today.” Both these master songsters put their own inevitable brand on Mickey’s peerless original, but it’s a new thrill hearing Bill cover a tune, something he rarely does. When it comes to the great Mickey Newbury, the answer should always be “yes.” Help your own heavenly inner child by picking up and playing the grooves of these two sides of the same story. –Drag City