Nothing better than capping the day off with a new Antony Hegarty track. Then the day becomes double great when you hear a common song, the one that was memorized with all the lyrics and the chords way,way back, being redone by Antony in an achingly plaintive mood that brings back the same old stuff you have attached the songs to.
The most favorable cover of “Landslide” that I have personally enjoyed is the one done by the Smashing Pumpkins, after that the rest becomes mediocre if not totally irrelevant.
The beauty of “Landslide” is re-lived more than 35 years when it was first put on record on Fleetwood Mac’s eponymous 1975 album. In his contribution for DFA’ Record’s Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell Me that You Want Me, Antony put his towering wail into a whirring restraint, capitalizing on the song’s powerful lyrics instead and the effect is breathtaking.
Listen to it via Soundcloud or get it from a link floating around. Unfortunately, the Soundcloud link is broken so I have the YouTube clip instead.
“Landslide” by Antony