You Are Free
Released February 18 2003
Chan Marshall’s richly complex vocal stylings and minor-key poetics had made her an independent superstar by stealth. With the gorgeous 2003 epic You Are Free, she took a step into the big leagues. With contributions from Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, and Warren Ellis, it would be the first Cat Power album to chart on the Billboard top 200. You Are Free features original favorites “I Don’t Blame You” and “He War” along with covers of songs by Michael Hurley and John Lee Hooker.