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Derek Webb – Democracy Vol 1 #6

29th Jun 10 (Tue) Leave a comment Go to comments

One a month in 2010…

Derek Webb‘s Democracy Vol 1 is rolling along… This month, it’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” by some Irish band.  Derek has a long history of covering U2 in concert… love this acoustic take on a classic. Thanks, Derek!!

For those not in the know, Democracy Vol 1 was part of the Stockholm Syndrome pre-order package, but you can still join in over at the DW store and get the following (plus future releases):

  • January: The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • February: Coldplay – Fix You
  • March: Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
  • April: Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
  • May: Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
  • June: U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name

If you missed the Derek & Jennifer Knapp tour, check out my review and photos from the Portland Oregon show at the Aladdin Theater on April 27th.

~Dan – np: Damien Jurado Saint Bartlett

Democracy Vol. 1 is the first in a series of subscription based albums of cover songs that Derek will be recording annually, starting January 2010. Those who participate will not only receive the exclusive album, but will democratically decide what songs Derek will record.

Ever wished you could hear Derek cover your favorite Beatles song? Or Backstreet Boys song? Or even re-record your favorite old Caedmon’s Call song? Here’s your chance. Songs will be nominated and voted down to 12. Derek will record them (demo quality) and deliver them digitally (320kbps MP3s), one song per month for 12 months. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique collaborative project with Derek Webb!

  1. Paul
    26th Jul 10 (Mon) at 4:47 pm

    Don’t you just love his cover of “Where the streets have no name”, makes me smile and my daughter dance!

    Here is a video I made using part of this song – hope you enjoy it – I love the cover version Derek has done, quite an original take on a classic U2 track:


    • 27th Jul 10 (Tue) at 5:51 am

      Aw… sweet… :)

      • Paul
        27th Jul 10 (Tue) at 1:17 pm

        Thanks Dan.

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