Joan Osborne has just released an album of Bob Dylan covers, review coming up on AUK soon, and from that record she’s releasing a single. Speaking about her version of ‘Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)’, Osborne says: “We went back and listened to a few other versions of ‘The Mighty Quinn,’ and I was struck by the gospel flavour of Manford Mann’s 1960s cover. My co-producer, Jack Petruzzelli, had been listening to the Edwin Hawkins track ‘Oh Happy Day,’ and suggested changing just one chord in the song to accentuate that gospel flavour. When we did that, it really lifted my vocal performance and brought it to a very joyful, celebratory place. Whoever ‘Quinn the Eskimo’ is, we eagerly anticipate his arrival!” We think it might be Ian Duncan Smith in disguise.
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