Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Things Behind The Sun - Nick Drake (1972) & The Mars Volta (2008)

These are both versions of the song "Things Behind The Sun", originally written by Nick Drake and covered by The Mars Volta (although it only features Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals), Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (electric guitar) and John Frusciante (acoustic guitar)). I find both versions to be amazing but the way Cedric raises the vocals an octave makes it even more beautiful and ethereal sounding, not to mention Omar's haunting addition of an electric guitar solo.

Original by Nick Drake

Cover by The Mars Volta

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