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Hear Charles Bradley’s Smoldering Black Sabbath Cover ‘Changes’

Charles Bradley Black Sabbath Changes Cover Budos

It’s no surprise that Charles Bradley made SPIN’s 20 Best R&B Albums of 2013. The 65-year-old Screaming Eagle of Soul’s voice is lament incarnate, and his second Daptone album Victim of Love is as stunning for the man’s sheer performance as it is for his ability to evoke heartache so well. If you haven’t heard it, fine, but a quick listen to his incredible cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” should be enough to convince you to dig further. Below, Bradley teams up with Budos Band for a remake that was previously only available on a Record Store Day Back to Black Friday 7-inch. We’ve already heard the B-side, “Ain’t It a Sin.” Listen here, and check the man’s updated tour schedule beneath the player.

Charles Bradley tour dates:

December 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Night (Highmark Stage)
January 16 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 17 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
January 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
January 24 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater
January 25 – Uncasville, CT @ The Wolf Den (Free Show)
February 5 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
February 6 – Providence, RI @ The Columbus Theatre
February 7 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues (with Galactic)
February 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (with Galactic)
February 22 – Wellington, New Zealand @ NZ Festival (James Cabaret)
February 23 – Wellington, New Zealand @ NZ Festival (James Cabaret)
February 25 – Perth, Australia @ Perth Festival
February 28 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Festival (Free Opening Night Festival)
March 2 – Sydney, Australia @ The Basement
March 4 – Brisbane, Australia @ The HiFi
March 6 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
March 7 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Zoo Twilights
March 8 – Meredith, VIC, Australia @ The Golden Plains Festival
March 9 – North East Tasmania, Australia @ Panama Fest