Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Antony - If it be Your Will/Beth Orton - Sisters of Mercy

OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB



'PRETTY LOOKING PEOPLE'
They used to laugh about dying!
ANTONY - If it be Your Will (2006)

I loved the film Bonnie and Clyde starring Warren Beattie and Faye Dunaway from 1969 and when I heard there was a new TV version over two episodes I was quite looking forward to it.

I am sad to say it was rather disappointing. I could not understand a word they were saying. The Texas drawl was over done and there was no subtitles.

I don't know why I persevered and watched the second episode. I am glad I did as the song over the credits was superb. I new the song but was not sure of the singer. I thought it may be Ray Lamontagne.

After a little internet browse I found it was by Antony from Antony and the Johnsons. It was from a tribute album of Leonard Cohen songs called I'm Your Man (2006). I remember the album but never got round to getting it.

It was most enjoyable especially the Antony cover. I have also added Beth Orton's magnificient live cover of the Sisters Of Mercy, which incidentally was the first LC song I heard and was on the fabulous CBS compilation album 'The Rock Machine Turns you On'


 
BETH ORTON - Sisters of Mercy (2006)

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20 February 2014 at 08:50

Antony has such a great voice. This is lovely.

Hard to go wrong with a song as good as 'Sisters of Mercy'. I remember 'The Rock Machine' albums well. Think I even had that one.

Viva L. Cohen!

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20 February 2014 at 16:19

I hadn't heard Beth's 'Sisters of Mercy' before. It's a delight.

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24 February 2014 at 16:37

What a voice, reminds me of Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts and Jimmy Sommervile a bit. Great song. I have a thing for Beth so she can do no wrong.

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