Rolling Stone reported that it took months of discussion about a potential collaboration before they moved forward. Tracy hadn’t performed a concert in 15 years; her last TV performance was in 2015.
Tracy was given complete creative control of the performance, bringing in musicians from the original recording and her longtime band members.
“The first day of rehearsals last week was itself a significant and emotional moment. It was the first time Tracy and Luke had met in person, and the first time in many years Tracy had seen some of these players,” Matthew Rankin, label executive, and Tracy’s longtime friend said. “The musicians were supported by key people behind the scenes — including David Kershenbaum, who produced Tracy’s debut album — and, together, the collective experience and talent present in that room created a unique and beautiful new version of this beloved song.”