Monday, 25 June 2012

Thea Gilmore - Angels In The Abattoir (June 2012)

June's song for all us lucky Angels is another cover, this time from Mike Scott (Waterboys). This is Thea's rather softened take on the original which can be found on the 2006 album Book Of Lightning. If anything I expected this version to be a bit more darkly venomous and cynical but instead there is a lightness to it. Scott's vocal on his version is wonderfully direct and dramatic and musically it is more robust but I like what Thea has done with this. An acoustic guitar and a voice with a much more engaging chorus that gives a completely new perspective. And it slowly builds to the end without the need for a big guitar solo. Excellent.

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