Greatest Other People’s Hits
LP Release date: April 21, 2018
CD / Digital Release date: May 18, 2018
First collection of covers by John Wesley Harding, with appearances by Bruce Springsteen, The Minus Five, Fastball, and others.
First hitting the scene in the late ’80s, Wesley Stace, professionally known then as the singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, scored some early musical success, especially on the college radio airwaves with songs like “The Person You Are,” “The Devil In Me” and an unlikely cover of Madonna’s “Like A Prayer.” Over 20 albums and collections later, he tends a multi-faceted career as a novelist, singer-songwriter, festival curator, University teacher, and variety show host.
Now, on Record Store Day, he can add singer of greatest other people’s hits to his long list of accomplishments! John Wesley Harding has put together a fantastic compilation of songs by artists as varied as Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Roky Erickson, Madonna, Pete Seeger, and Serge Gainsbourg, among others. The collection features Harding’s renditions of songs by these great composers, as well as performances with The Minus Five, Fastball, Eric Bazilian, The Universal Thump, and Bruce Springsteen.
If You Have Ghosts Words Words Wordswith The Minus Five Starwith Fastball Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais Jackson Cage Storyteller Need I Know It’s Only Make Believewith Kelly Hogan Old Bourbonwith Rick Moody* Benedictuswith Eric Bazilian* Another Age Wah Wahwith The Universal Thump* Wreck On The Highwaywith Bruce Springsteen Covered Up In Aceswith Elizabeth Barraclough Think It Over* Satellite Of Lovewith Lou Reed & Rob Wasserman Like A Prayer
If You Have Ghosts Words Words Wordswith The Minus Five Starwith Fastball Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais Jackson Cage Benedictuswith Eric Bazilian* Another Age Wah Wahwith The Universal Thump* Wreck On The Highway with Bruce Springsteen Like A Prayer