Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Version City #56 - Damien Jurado & Richard Swift sing Relatively Clean Rivers


Initially only briefly available as a download back in 2010, Damien Jurado & Richard Swift's informal album of covers, 'Other People's Songs, Vol. 1', has this week received a belated official release via Secretly Canadian. On the record, Jurado & Swift re-imagine an eclectic mix of tunes from the likes of Kraftwerk, Yes, Chubby Checker, John Denver and the cast of Oh Calcutta! Here's their lovely reading of 'Hello Sunshine', originally released in 1976 on the self-titled LP by Relatively Clean Rivers. The Relatively Clean Rivers album has itself had the full reissue treatment in recent years, bringing down the price accordingly, though if you prefer your vinyl to be of the vintage persuasion you should head over to Discogs sharpish, where a mint original awaits you for a mere £1763. Can anybody lend me a fiver?

Damien Jurado & Richard Swift - Hello Sunshine 

Relatively Clean Rivers - Hello Sunshine 

6 comments:

charity chic said...

I think there may be a decimal point missing there Swede!

The Swede said...

There really isn't. Well, actually there is. The full asking price is £1763.10! No kidding!

Brian said...

That was amazing. Kudos to Secretly Canadian for giving it a legit release lo those many years.

Anonymous said...

This is actually the first prize is the wycra Christmas competition.
TB.

Rol said...

Can't decide which I prefer, though the covers album sounds interesting (and I just added it to my emusic list). I like eclectic covers collections. Like that Kozelek album which I'm still listening to.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Couple of nice ones there. Don't think I would pay that asking price 'tho.

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