Dan Rossen Covers Judee Sill

By brandon / June 16, 2009 - 4:51 pm

California folk singer (and the first person signed to David Geffen’s Asylum label) Judee Sill died of a drug overdose in 1979 at the age of 35. Before that, she released two beautiful, highly worth-checking-out collections, Judee Sill in 1971 and Heart Food in 1973. Grizzly Bear/Department Of Eagle Dan Rossen, though, chose a track from disc two of the 2005 Jim O’Rourke-produced demo and rarities collection Dreams Come True as his contribution to the forthcoming American Dust will release Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill. Nice decision … he very much makes it his own.

Dan Rossen – “Waterfall” (MP3)

Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill is out 9/22 via American Dust. Fleet Foxes have covered the eponymous “Crayon Angel,” but oddly don’t appear on the collection. Here’s the tracklist:

01 Ron Sexsmith – “Crayon Angel”
02 Beth Orton – “Reach for the Sky”
03 Daniel Rossen – “Waterfall”
04 Frida Hyvönen – “Jesus Was a Cross Maker”
05 Shalants – “Lopin Along Thru the Cosmos”
06 Final Fantasy – “The Donor”
07 Nicolai Dunger – “Soldier of the Heart”
08 Trembling Blue Stars – “Lady-O”
09 Colossal Yes – “The Phoenix”
10 Marissa Nadler & Black Hole Infinity – “The Kiss”
11 Princeton – “Down Where the Valleys Are Low”
12 The Bye Bye Blackbirds – “There’s a Rugged Road”
13 Meg Baird – “When the Bridegroom Comes”
14 Bill Callahan – “For a Rainbow”
15 P.G. Six – “Til Dreams Come True”

Here’s Judee doing “Jesus Was A Crossmaker” herself:

Judee Sill – “Jesus Was A Crossmaker” (MP3)