Dry Your Eyes (Skinner v. Martin)
Thanks to my favorite music tipster, I went on a quest yesterday to find a rare version of a song from The Streets that is one of Mike Skinner's most personal (and pretty) songs ever, now made even better.
"Dry Your Eyes" was featured on A Grand Don't Come For Free, but the specific version I was seeking featured Chris Martin from Coldplay providing the vocals for the hook. The result of the joint effort is a song makes me feel like something is broken inside; the strings eviscerate me.
It's got all the torrid music industry controversy, which makes it hard to find: Martin's label didn't want him guesting, so the track was yanked after a very brief window of radio play, and now it's off the record and very hush hush:
"Dry Your Eyes (featuring Chris Martin)" - The Streets
Huge thanks to Ben at the Work For It blog, who was the actual quester who sought this out and was so kind to provide it to me. Check out his musical musings.