Let’s think back to last week’s Music Monday selection – good ol’ M. Ward. One of the songs I liked from the album and had contemplated posting featured Emmylou Harris. But after listening to it a few times, I really just wanted to listen to another song sung by her that I love:
I actually first knew the song from an unlikely source. When I was in high school, I followed my big brother’s musical lead, so my favorite bands were the shoe-gazing, ethereal sounds of the Cocteau Twins, the Cranes, and This Mortal Coil, a project in the late 80s/90s featuring artists from the 4AD label. Blood was the first This Mortal Coil album I owned and therefore my very favorite. I listened to it over and over again. I still keep it on my ipod and listen to it fairly regularly. So for good measure, here is the This Mortal Coil version of the song:
Thoughts on the different versions? Do you have a preference?