Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Listening Post: Nostalgia Edition

Sorry, folks, but this one can't wait. I had no idea Duncan Sheik recorded and just released an entire album of 80s covers and for that I'm kicking myself. But then again maybe it's better I didn't know because my reaction when I came across those 12 songs was nothing short of overwhelming. I love Sheik anyway and have since the start of his career, and his choice and performance of covers is pretty much legendary at this point, but this -- this just blows me away.

Here now, just a few tracks from the album.

Talk Talk's Life's What You Make It:

Howard Jones's What Is Love?:

The Psychedelic Furs' The Ghost in You:

Also on the album, Shout, Stripped, Love Vigilantes, Kyoto Song and a whole lot more.


Johnny Rockwell said...

Yep, these sound terrific. If you've never heard "Nineteen Eighties" by Grant Lee Phillips (came out around 2005), you're pretty sure to love that one too.


Steve said...

I don't know if you've listened to BT's 'These Hopeful Machines' album, but he has an incredible cover of 'The Ghost In You'. Check it out.

embeedub said...

Thank you for the pointer! "The Ghost in You," embarassingly, is one of my all time favorite songs.