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Friday, June 06, 2008

Sometimes you get so lonely :: David Bowie covers

Sometimes you get so lonely / Sometimes you get nowhere
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.

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

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At June 06, 2008 8:54 AM, Anonymous Chelsea Girl said...

The MusicFile loves your blog! Nice work. Wanna write for us?


At June 06, 2008 3:19 PM, Blogger Matty D said...

Would've loved to seen Seu George's cover of Life on Mars from Life Aquatic.


At June 06, 2008 4:17 PM, Anonymous Apple & Moses said...

Girl, go stream that new coldplay album and tell us what you think for chrissakes. ;), please.

At June 06, 2008 8:26 PM, Anonymous Arise Therefore said...

you know anything about these guys? saw them in philly last night, drunker than hell, but very cool - apparently theyre creating a bit of a buzz :



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