Friday, 30 January 2009
Poor Jeff. First Alexandra Burke desecrates your hallowed name by covering a Leonard Cohen song that you made famous and now a young actress covers one of your own compositions for a forthcoming romcom. Death sucks.
'Last Goodbye', taken from Jeff Buckley's album, Grace, has been "stripped down" (i.e. there's just a voice and a piano) by none other then Scarlett Johansson, she of Lost In Translation, Match Point and a Tom Waits covers album. 'Last Goodbye' is one of the better songs from Grace (an album which, if people are honest, is a bit of a patchy affair), and this version does little to improve on it. As Randy Jackson would say, it's a bit pitchy.
"Norah Jones on tranquilisers" was how one youtuber described it.