Feb 09 2010

Headless Heroes – The Silence of Love

Published by at 2:04 pm under Covers,Folk,MP3's

I highly recommend checking out Headless Heroes if you’re a fan of Beth Orton, Cat Power, or simply a fan of great cover songs. Headless Heroes is a group of established musicians who got together to cover songs spanning forty years. Artists covered include Daniel Johnston, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vashti Bunyan, Linda Perhacs and The Gentle Soul.

The album, called The Silence of Love, is the brainchild of producers Eddie Bezalel and Hugo Nicholson. They recruited talented musicians for the album, including Alela Diane, Josh Klinghoffer (Beck, Jon Brion, Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Joey Waronker (Elliott Smith), Woody Jackson, Leo Abrahams, and Gus Seyffert.

Alela, an artist signed to Rough trade, is the female vocalist you hear on all the tracks. She was asked to take part in the project after Bezalel came across her Myspace page. The music varies from what she is used to making, but she says “it was quite liberating to just sing! And not worry about it being my record, or it being different from the type of music that I’m used to making.”

Some of my favorite tracks on The Silence of Love include “Just Like Honey,” “The North Wind Blew South,” and “Blues Run the Game” (Nick Drake also has a great cover of this song).

The Silence of Love (2009):

(mp3) Headless Heroes – The North Wind Blew South

(mp3) Headless Heroes – Blues Run the Game

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Nick Drake – Blues Run The Game (off  2007 release Family Tree)

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