Quinn the Eskimo
Some of the greatest praise an artist can get is to have Amanda and whatever top-notch artist she is collaborating with today cover their songs. Here is more proof (as if it was required).
Joshua Michael Ray Irving
There's something indescribable about a song that seems to transport you beyond the confines of space and time, where societal mores are no more than dim echoes in the back of your mind, where you can be free to experience things you never could otherwise. Laura is one such song. It reverberates in the mind and haunts your thoughts with its aching beauty...a beauty that is timeless...elegant...that is...Laura.
Amanda has a wonderful hand for cover versions! This time it's Natasha Khan's (aka Bat for Lashes) otherworldly ballad Laura as a live duet with Brendan MacLean. Follow the video link, to get yourself, er, dragged fully in ;-)
Thank you for putting your spin on this. I hear the pain in this one as a thing being lived out, less of a story about someone else's pain like the original (though I LOVE BFL's material).
My guitarist/synthist & horn arranger/conductor Chad Raines just put out an album. If you've seen us on tour, you know this: The sweet sounds of THE SIMPLE PLEASURE will make you dance your ass off!! Amanda Palmer
Kim and I go way back. She's played shows with me all over the world, and I was on a 7" record she Kickstarter'd a few years ago. Her new album is an electro-space-pop love letter to the cosmos. Amanda Palmer
supported by 29 fans who also own “Laura (Bat for Lashes cover)”
Wonderful! Great to listen to any time/any mood but especially late at night when all is quiet and you're left to peacefully reflect on life. Optimist, the live version, is my favourite song of all time and Hello Night is full of wonder/reminds me of my Love.
supported by 26 fans who also own “Laura (Bat for Lashes cover)”
Bought as it truly tore me apart, the phrase "I need this in my life" doesn't cut it. A masterpiece, and a NON-STOP album listen (No track skipping required). My own quick quip for this album?
"Beautifully devastatingly Attention-Grabbing"
Not ashamed to say, as a guy, I cried, I laughed, I smiled! kludgedean