Here are all of TragicBeauty's jams.

The Carnival Is Over

The Carnival Is Over

by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

**Please follow me on Let's Loop** I've loved TIMJ so much... it's been a great forum for expressing my own passions and exploring so much new and exciting music. But the magic is the community which has been humorous, supportive, intelligent and creative. Hoping that Let's Loop can come close to this experience.

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Jammed: 15th Aug 2015

31 plays

42 likes

7 comments

Still I'm Sad

Still I'm Sad

by The Yardbirds

Reflects my mood less than 48 hours after hearing about the demise of TIMJ. This jam is a bit atypical for the Yardbirds in 1965 – slower, sadder and a hint of their early tinkering with psychedelia. "Still I'm Sad" is the sole original piece on "Rave Up" album, which was called an "early example of psychedelic pop" it is built around a mock-Gregorian chant, with producer Gomelsky adding the droning bass vocal under Keith Relf's melody line.

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Jammed: 11th Aug 2015

32 plays

39 likes

5 comments

The Only Thing Worth Fighting For

The Only Thing Worth Fighting For

by Lera Lynn

The second season has been ok, with the lone women with a guitar in the bar being an absolute highlight.

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2015

13 plays

17 likes

4 comments

Nature Springs

Nature Springs

by The Good, the Bad & the Queen

Love the GB&Q album so much - could have selected almost any jam. The into whistle isn't very good, but the rest of this live version (from Henry Rollins radio show) is spectacular.

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Jammed: 5th Aug 2015

22 plays

20 likes

No comments

Rose Garden

Rose Garden

by Lynn Anderson

RIP Lynn Anderson... whose "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" is one of those weepy, maudlin, country-pop gems that is a pillar of TragicBeauty sensibility.

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Jammed: 31st Jul 2015

26 plays

28 likes

3 comments

Underwater Snow

Underwater Snow

by múm

Iceland just keeps giving. múm (Icelandic pronunciation: [muːm]) are an experimental Icelandic musical group whose music is characterized by soft vocals, electronic glitch beats and effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional instruments.

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Jammed: 28th Jul 2015

24 plays

23 likes

1 comments

Wait For Life

Wait For Life

by Emile Haynie - Feat. Lana Del Rey

I've still got a soft spot for anything that Lana does

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Jammed: 22nd Jul 2015

26 plays

18 likes

4 comments

Weather Report

Weather Report

by The American Analog Set

No other band was making music I loved more around the turn of the century than AmAnSet. Their low-fi, drone, slightly jazzy, shoe-gazing, semi-instrumental vibe may sound highly derivative, but was most unique at the time.

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Jammed: 17th Jul 2015

30 plays

27 likes

2 comments

Cuts You Up

Cuts You Up

by Peter Murphy

Too poppy for me when it was a hit... I'm digging it now.

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Jammed: 14th Jul 2015

30 plays

31 likes

4 comments

One Eyed Lady

One Eyed Lady

by Sóley

Simply Sóley... because Sóley Stefánsdóttir is a bit difficult. From Hafnarfjörður, Iceland... let's just stick with Sóley from Iceland.

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Jammed: 7th Jul 2015

30 plays

23 likes

1 comments

Without You

Without You

by Harry Nilsson

I was going to get to this jam eventually... quintessential tragic beauty, one of the ultimate songs of lost love.

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Jammed: 3rd Jul 2015

26 plays

32 likes

5 comments

Heavy Love

Heavy Love

by Duke Garwood

Back to something bleaker, darker and more morose! Discovered Duke Garwood recently through his collaboration with Mark Lanegan – and it's easy to see the similarities.

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Jammed: 28th Jun 2015

25 plays

20 likes

1 comments

Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)

Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)

by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Straying from my typical path to acknowledge and celebrate a truly monumental day for the US and for human rights. What astounding progress in gay rights in my lifetime!

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Jammed: 27th Jun 2015

16 plays

13 likes

2 comments

Queen Elvis

Queen Elvis

by Robyn Hitchcock

This track always stood out for me... amongst an oeuvre I appreciate greatly, and an album (Eye) I adore. Queen Elvis seems more personal and less obtuse than most of his songs. It's sad beautiful, is, not surprisingly, attractive to me, as is it's (seeming?) meditation on transgenderism.

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Jammed: 25th Jun 2015

18 plays

22 likes

No comments

Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)

Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)

by Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson

Digging this infectious cover of the 1983 hit single by Rufus and Chaka Khan.

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Jammed: 20th Jun 2015

28 plays

20 likes

1 comments

C

C

by Labradford

After saying that I rarely share an instrumental... here's another. I always loved Labradford's dark drone.

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Jammed: 14th Jun 2015

23 plays

23 likes

No comments

You Wish

You Wish

by Nightmares on Wax

Jazzy electro instrumentals are absolutely *not* my thing... but this jam is so infectious, and has a certain tragic and beautiful sensibility.

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Jammed: 12th Jun 2015

39 plays

19 likes

4 comments

Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)

Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)

by Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz

#frenchjamweek A new discovery, although this jam is about 5 years old. Lilly Wood and the Prick is a French alternative, pop and folk duo composed of Nili Hadida and Benjamin Cotto.

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Jammed: 6th Jun 2015

34 plays

18 likes

3 comments

All The Girls Love Alice

All The Girls Love Alice

by Elton John

Not a typical jam or artist for me, but a great track from meaningful childhood album. Elton was my first concert in 1973 (during the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour) and the show I saw was the next night after John Lennon appeared on stage with him – it's was Lennon's last ever public performance.

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Jammed: 31st May 2015

33 plays

28 likes

3 comments

Spiritual

Spiritual

by Spain

Spain is a LA-based outfit, led by Josh Haden (son of jazz great Charlie Haden). Their debut disc "The Blue Moods of Spain" (1995) remains one of my all-time favs.. a perfect slice of TragicBeauty – of the narcotic, languid, smoky and spiritual variety. Where's Spain's music veers from my traditional tragically beautiful loves is it's jazzy feel, and Christian themes that run through much of their music.

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Jammed: 23rd May 2015

27 plays

17 likes

3 comments

It Must Have Been the Roses

It Must Have Been the Roses

by Grateful Dead

Although I'm not a fan of the band's mystique and fandom, I do enjoy some of their music, and any serious #hippiedaze accounting would be incomplete without them.

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Jammed: 21st May 2015

26 plays

24 likes

1 comments

Love Will Tear Us Apart

Love Will Tear Us Apart

by Joy Division

My 100th Jam coincides with the 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis's death (May 18, 1980). The most exquisitely painful song ever created?

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Jammed: 18th May 2015

34 plays

52 likes

8 comments

God Only Knows

God Only Knows

by The Beach Boys

On this day forty-nine years ago – May 16, 1966 – "Pet Sounds" and Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" were both released... the greatest album release date ever? "God Only Knows"... the most perfect pop song ever?

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Jammed: 16th May 2015

24 plays

44 likes

7 comments

Hors D'Oeuvres

Hors D'Oeuvres

by Roy Harper

Harper has always been fairly obscure in the US. I didn't learn about him until the This Mortal Coil cover of "Another Day"... which led me to the brilliant Stormcock.

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Jammed: 14th May 2015

28 plays

25 likes

4 comments

Thousand Eyes

Thousand Eyes

by Lia Ices

Is dark pop an oxymoron?

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Jammed: 10th May 2015

33 plays

19 likes

4 comments

AISUMASEN (I'm Sorry)

AISUMASEN (I'm Sorry)

by John Lennon

To my friends in the UK feeling anger and disappointment. If it's any consolation, we had to endure Bush before Clinton and two terms of another Bush before Obama.

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Jammed: 8th May 2015

25 plays

23 likes

4 comments

Homecoming

Homecoming

by Joe Henry

From the Tom T Hall tribute album, a genre-crossing gem. Couldn't find the right words, so here's this: "Joe Henry turns "Homecoming" into a trip-country dance mix á la Beck--the result is eerie, unveiling the song's most secret emotions."

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Jammed: 7th May 2015

26 plays

19 likes

4 comments

Con Toda Palabra

Con Toda Palabra

by Lhasa de Sela

Lhasa de Sela was an American-born singer-songwriter who was raised in Mexico and the US, and divided her adult life between Canada and France. She recorded a few gorgeous albums mixing English, Spanish and French. Her music is certainly a tragic beauty, even more so in light of the fact that she died of cancer on New Year's Day 2010.

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Jammed: 4th May 2015

32 plays

19 likes

6 comments

With Tomorrow

With Tomorrow

by This Mortal Coil

My mourning continues, as does sharing these songs of grief. My dad died 3 weeks ago , and this past week was the 23rd anniversary of my daughter Isabella's death (less than a full day after she was born). I played this song (along with Gene Clarke's original) often during that time.

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Jammed: 1st May 2015

36 plays

32 likes

8 comments

Death Is Not The End

Death Is Not The End

by Nick Cave

Dealing with mourning, grief, so here's a dark but beautiful reminder that indeed death is not the end. Nick Cave with a host of friends, including: Anita Lane, Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey, Shane McGowan, Thomas Wydler and Blixa Bargeld.

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Jammed: 27th Apr 2015

31 plays

36 likes

3 comments

Return Of The Grievous Angel

Return Of The Grievous Angel

by Gram Parsons

I was in Joshua Tree last week and thought of Gram Parsons, who was enamored with the National Park. He died there in 1973 from overdose of morphine and alcohol. Parsons' body disappeared from LAX where it was being readied to be shipped to Louisiana for burial. Before his death, Parsons stated that he wanted his body cremated at Joshua Tree and his ashes spread over Cap Rock, a prominent natural feature there; however, Parsons' stepfather organized a private ceremony back in New Orleans. To fulfill Parsons' funeral wishes, a friend stole his body from the airport and in a borrowed hearse drove it to Joshua Tree where they cremated his body.

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Jammed: 22nd Apr 2015

34 plays

31 likes

10 comments

The Look Of Love

The Look Of Love

by Dusty Springfield

This jam is dedicated to my dad who died earlier this week. He had an enormous passion for life, including a tremendous love for music. The songs of Burt Bacharach especially remind me of him.

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Jammed: 16th Apr 2015

32 plays

44 likes

12 comments

Ain't No Sunshine

Ain't No Sunshine

by Wovenhand

On the road and missing her... Bill Wither's original is incomparable, but this cover from former 16 Horsepower lead singer David Eugene Edwards transforms the jam from deep sadness in inconsolable gloom. My kinda tragic tune!

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Jammed: 9th Apr 2015

35 plays

24 likes

5 comments

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

by Badfinger

#drugsongs For better or worse this brilliant jam will forever be associated with Crystal Meth and the Breaking Bad closing sequence. There are so many "non-original" takes on this track (due to continued legal issues surrounding the band's recordings) - so I opted for this "true" original here with an audible needle drop at the outset! (clearly a second generation recording).

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Jammed: 4th Apr 2015

30 plays

32 likes

2 comments

Alcohol and Pills

Alcohol and Pills

by Todd Snider

#drugsongs This set has hit heroin, morphine and here the seemingly more more mundane "Alcohol and Pills." Unlike the others, there's no glamorizing here... more of a cautionary tale name checking some of the more well-known casualties. This jam is tragic... but more scalding and less darkly beautiful than usual for my jams.

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Jammed: 2nd Apr 2015

19 plays

15 likes

No comments

Sister Morphine

Sister Morphine

by The Rolling Stones

#drugsongs are the source of many tragically beautiful jams... this one another of my favs. Co-written by Marianne Faithful, she actually released a version two years prior to the Sticky Fingers. The lovely slide guitar comes courtesy of Ry Cooder.

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Jammed: 28th Mar 2015

32 plays

37 likes

8 comments

Golden Brown

Golden Brown

by The Stranglers

Such a gorgeous song... waltz beat, harpsichord, lush and narcotic. One of many great tragicbeauty songs about heroin - Heroin, Another Girl, Another Planet, Comfortably Numb. Any other votes for favorite songs about drugs?

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Jammed: 24th Mar 2015

30 plays

42 likes

9 comments

Blue Sunshine

Blue Sunshine

by HTRK

Don't let the title fool you: there's little colorful or bright about this jam. Atmospheric, minimalistic and haunting...a bit reminiscent of the xx and Crystal Castles.

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Jammed: 21st Mar 2015

30 plays

20 likes

No comments

Spinning Away

Spinning Away

by Brian Eno & John Cale

"Eno makes everyone and everything better" Part 5. Cale had previously worked with Eno as producer on his album Fear, on Wrong Way Up they came together again to collaborate on a album that's spotty but has some amazing tracks, including this one.

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Jammed: 19th Mar 2015

27 plays

31 likes

3 comments

Heroes

Heroes

by David Bowie

Back to a more serious look at Eno's tremendous influence in general and specifically on Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy." Eno co-wrote this jam – one of my fav Bowie songs... hell, a fav all-time song – and had a massive influence on the "Heroes" album and the entire period that many consider Bowie's most creative. More proof that Eno makes everyone and everything he touches better.

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Jammed: 16th Mar 2015

24 plays

50 likes

11 comments

David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti Record "Warszawa”

David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti Record "Warszawa”

by Adam Buxton

For my third installment of "Eno makes everyone and everything better" I planned to share Warszawa: the haunting instrumental co-written by Eno on the highly influential album Low (the first of the so-called "Berlin Trilogy" that Bowie created in close collaboration with Eno). Alas, copyright restrictions scuttled that plan. Instead I found this hysterical piece – which provides a good laugh and supports my supposition regarding the genius-power of Eno.

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Jammed: 15th Mar 2015

22 plays

24 likes

5 comments

Regiment

Regiment

by Brian Eno & David Byrne

Example number two supporting my supposition that Eno makes everyone and everything better. Not only did he produce the first four (greatest four?) Talking Heads albums, but he brought out the best of David Byrne on the incomparable and ground-breaking "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts."

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Jammed: 13th Mar 2015

21 plays

25 likes

2 comments

Miss Sarajevo

Miss Sarajevo

by Passengers

Here's my supposition: Eno makes everyone and everything better. As a producer, collaborator, co-conspirator, band member or solo artist, Eno has been one of the most gifted and influential musical artists of my lifetime. The first example is this collaboration in which he made not only U2 but Luciano Pavarotti better! #enoappreciationweek

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Jammed: 10th Mar 2015

28 plays

25 likes

3 comments

Irrwege

Irrwege

by Bohren & der Club of Gore

Self-described "doom ridden jazz music" from Munich... a TIMJ discovery thanks to one of you brilliant people with exquisite taste that I'm following!

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Jammed: 8th Mar 2015

31 plays

24 likes

5 comments

Half Past France

Half Past France

by John Cale

My favorite track from the great Paris 1919, an album which Cale described as "an example of the nicest ways of saying something ugly." What more can I say?

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Jammed: 6th Mar 2015

26 plays

30 likes

5 comments

Paradise Circus

Paradise Circus

by Massive Attack

My last jam was – unbeknownst to me – the theme song to a new BBC detective series... which inspired me to this jam I've been meaningful to post, from the incredible show "Luther."

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Jammed: 3rd Mar 2015

30 plays

31 likes

No comments

27 Club

27 Club

by CHLØË BLACK

Thematically, sonically, texturally, this jam is pure Lana Del Rey. With the number of haters that Lana has spawned, I imagine many more will line to take a swipe at Chløë Black. Is she biting the narco-swing queen? Don't really care... digging the jam.

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Jammed: 1st Mar 2015

26 plays

14 likes

7 comments

Devil Pray

Devil Pray

by Madonna

Not a big Madonna fan, but really digging this new jam. Nice electronic c&w band goes to hell vibe here. And a nice list of vices... "And we can do drugs And we can smoke weed And we can drink whiskey Yeah we can get high And we can get stoned And we can sniff glue And we can do E And we can drop acid"

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Jammed: 28th Feb 2015

17 plays

12 likes

No comments

Free Me

Free Me

by Otis Redding

I haven't posted enough soul music on TIMJ. A little Otis Redding to help remedy that situation.

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Jammed: 26th Feb 2015

27 plays

36 likes

No comments

I'm Not In Love

I'm Not In Love

by 10cc

Slightly torqued up re-mix of 10cc's mopey mid-seventies classic. TRIVIA QUIZ: 10cc is one of two bands whose name refers to the measure of male ejaculate. Anyone know the other?

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Jammed: 21st Feb 2015

28 plays

35 likes

5 comments

Carmelita

Carmelita

by Deer Tick

C&W melancholy, Mariachi static, heroin, welfare checks, the pioneer chicken stand... this Warren Zevon-penned jam is an all-time tragicbeauty fav. Truth: when your sinking down, sometimes the embrace of a women is the only thing to keep you from drowning. The original may be the best, there are many great covers... but I'm digging this ragged version – perfect in the grease-smudged hands of Deer Tick.

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Jammed: 17th Feb 2015

29 plays

19 likes

1 comments

Love

Love

by Robyn Hitchcock

More love for Valentine's week... simple, stirring, slightly oblique and bittersweet.. The album stills holds such a magical place for me... one of those works – the sound, the graphics, etc. – just transfixed me than, as it still does now.

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Jammed: 13th Feb 2015

33 plays

25 likes

No comments

Love Song

Love Song

by The Cure

♥ THIS IS PERSONAL ♥ I don't typically get into personal details on TIMJ, but music is so deeply emotional and revealing - we are all in a sense sharing some deep aspect of ourselves with every jam. And what more exposing than love? Love: so simple and so complex. Love can magically wipe away every fear, and engulf us in all-consuming heartache. Yesterday I received papers that my wife had begun the divorce process. And coincidentally yesterday was the anniversary of meeting my current love. Lots of emotions! And perhaps no better song to reflect these complex and simple emotions than this jam. A song that was attached to both these relationships. On many levels it's a simple pop love song, but it's infused with palpable ennui, aching, despair. Yet I never considered it a song of love extinguished. To me it speaks to the power of love, whether emerging, fading, evolving or dissolving, deep with memories or rich with expectations. The perfect tragic beauty love song – especially today.

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Jammed: 10th Feb 2015

38 plays

38 likes

9 comments

Superstar

Superstar

by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth have always been high on my list of bands I thought I should like, but just never did. Here's a big exception: their cover of the Delaney and Bonnie jam (made most famous by the Carpenters) is equal parts melody and melancholy... just as a tragicbeauty jam should.

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Jammed: 7th Feb 2015

40 plays

48 likes

9 comments

Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave

Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave

by The Twilight Sad

I been digging the Twilight Sad... and truly loving the song/album title.

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Jammed: 4th Feb 2015

31 plays

32 likes

2 comments

Pink Frost

Pink Frost

by The Chills

TragicBeauty is transcendent splendor and unimaginable horror colliding... like in this (accidental?) death (murder?), shrouded in a lush, wash of mist, fog and vague remembrances. One those amazing first singles from a band who (to my knowledge) never came close again.

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Jammed: 29th Jan 2015

28 plays

25 likes

10 comments

If It Be Your Will

If It Be Your Will

by Antony

The final installation of #leonardcohencovers simply gorgeous

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Jammed: 27th Jan 2015

33 plays

29 likes

6 comments

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

by Lemonheads

Second installment in the Leonard Cohen cover series. Pretty much a straight-up cover – but re-imagined as a duet with Liv Tyler. She has a gorgeous, and nicely complementary, voice to Evan Dando. I don't think he could have gotten away with covering "Chelsea Hotel" as the line "she said she preferred handsome men / but for me she would make an exception" wouldn't ring true. A very attractive couple, these two. #leonardcohencovers

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Jammed: 23rd Jan 2015

31 plays

28 likes

2 comments

Famous Blue Raincoat

Famous Blue Raincoat

by Tori Amos

Moving off my Nick Cave jag, and onto a different kind of exploration of another tragic beauty fav: Leonard Cohen. I'm going to share some covers of his work. In most cases I prefer the original, but the songs are some great, it's a pleasure to hear some unique interpretations. I'm not a huge Tori fan, but I do love what she does with "Famous Blue Raincoat." #leonardcohencovers

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Jammed: 18th Jan 2015

39 plays

23 likes

2 comments

The World's a Girl

The World's a Girl

by Anita Lane

Continuing on the Nick Cave universe of tragic beauty, is one of his former Bad Seed mates (yes really!) and former lover (better known fact). Am I the only person who thought Dirty Pearl was amazing?

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Jammed: 15th Jan 2015

29 plays

27 likes

7 comments

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