Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Version City #43 - Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy sing Elton John

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Tortoise have each made individual appearances on these pages in the past, though the 2006 LP, 'The Brave and the Bold', finds their talents combined. The 10 tracks on the album are all cover versions of artists who range from the familiar (Bruce Springsteen, Richard Thompson), to the obscure (Lungfish, Quix*o*tic), to the unexpected (Don Williams, Melanie Safka). Here's the highlight of the whole shebang for me though, a spooky reading of Elton John's 'Daniel'.


Anonymous said...

Yes, very good. It's always nice to hear some Elton, especially when approached in a radical fashion. I'm guessing they covered 'Daniel' because they think it's a great song as we don't want any of that post-modern irony around here.

The Swede said...

Will Oldham knows a good song when he hears it and 'Daniel' is one of Elton & Bernie's best.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Good Elton Song and this cover does it justice.

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