Sometimes you get so lonely :: David Bowie covers
I've lived all over the world / I've left every place
Please be mine / Share my life
Stay with me / Be my wife
You may have heard David Bowie cooly exhort those plaintive words over a stylish soundscape on 1977's Low, but today a cover from the upcoming compilation Life Beyond Mars gives us this haunting new version that melds the aching falsetto of Oxford musician Richard Walters with Faultline (aka North London DJ David Kosten, who's worked with Wayne Coyne, Michael Stipe, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Keane).
Be My Wife - Richard Walters & Faultline
Life Beyond Mars is due out June 23 on !K7/Rapster Records, and it even features a song from Labyrinth.
LIFE BEYOND MARS TRACKLIST
Au Revoir Simone – Oh! You Pretty Things
Heartbreak – Loving The Alien
Kelley Polar – Magic Dance (Harold and Baby O in Italy version)
Leo Minor – Ashes To Ashes
Carl Craig presents Zoos Of Berlin – Looking For Water
Drew Brown – Sweet Thing
Matthew Dear – Sound & Vision
Susumu Yokota – Golden Years
The Emperor Machine – Repetition
Joakim & The Disco – A New Career In A New Town
Richard Walters & Faultline – Be My Wife
The Thing – Life On Mars
Worth noting that Rapster Records are also the folks who put together the 2006 Radiohead covers album Exit Music, which spawned that sexed-up Mark Ronson version of "Just" that swaggers with dance beats and brassy horns.
BOWIE COVER ART: a specially commissioned illustration by Berlin artist Maria Tackmann