I do love a good cover especially when it succeeds in capturing different elements to the original whilst keeping a firm grip on the sentiment; Marissa Nadler has done just with her version of Father John Misty’s ‘Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.’
Originally recorded by the Bella Union label-mates in 2014 as a limited-edition split 7″ single, the flip side featured Father John Misty covering Marissa Nadler’s ‘Drive.’ Issued as a white label release and with no designated A/B-sides, Bella Union described the single as a “one-off vinyl pressing has no A-side, and therefore no B–side, it is equitable and without prejudice”.
Giving the song a completely new sound, this rendition has been completely stripped down with delicate vocals and an understated guitar replacing Father John Misty’s upbeat fast pace…but the intensity remains. Listen above.
I know exactly what you mean…some covers can be something else! We have tried our hand at a cover of Adele’s song ‘Hello’…again, pretty different from the original (and a very raw recording). If you’re interested give it a listen to and see what you think. https://juniorchills.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/adele-hello-cover/