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Dancing with M.

Following up on my previous commentary on M. Ward's The Transfiguration of Vincent: the album consists entirely of Ward's originals, with the charming exception of a cover of David Bowie's "Let's Dance". Ward strips out all of the bombast, hit-seeking overproduction and dance rythyms of the original to somehow reveal a delicate and touching love song. Here's a live version of Ward's cover, as originally broadcast on KVRX. Bowie should have tried such a winningly subtle approach to the song himself back in 1983, were he not so intent on being a chart-topping rockstar back then.

(Via Largehearted Boy.)

January 7, 2008 in Music | Permalink