Sunday, August 3, 2008

"True Love Will Find You In the End"

Back after a long delay! I got really busy for a while, then kind of lost interest. But I've picked up a bunch of new stuff recently, so I'm gonna start posting regularly again, although maybe just once a week for now. And what inspired me to start again was this:

You probably knew that there's a new Spiritualized album out. If you didn't, well, you're welcome. I still haven't heard the album (it's in the mail as we speak, God willing), but I picked up the single because the b-side intrigued me.

The single, by the way, is fantastic, the same sort of Spector-esque overwrought psychedelic gospel J Spaceman kind of perfected on Let It Come Down. But if you wanna hear it you can find it elsewhere.

The b-side is a Daniel Johnston cover, and features some of Johnston's most moving and heartfelt lyrics (and that's saying a lot). It piqued my curiosity because the same song was used in the Ordinary Theater's adaptation of Finnegan's Wake at Trinity College last fall. (T— sings it in this scene.)

I've posted Johnston's and the play's versions as well here because it's fun to hear how J Spaceman and T— each deal with Johnston's odd phrasing. It's worth noting that the singer and guitarist were in different rooms for the play version, so have a little sympathy. Like Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan before him, Johnston sees no reason that every measure should stop at four beats; where's the fun in that?

Buy it... on vinyl.

From my deck to you: Spiritualized - "True Love Will Find You In the End"

Bonus (not from vinyl): "True Love Will Find You In the End" (from Widow Of 18 Springs)" and, of course, Daniel Johnston - "True Love Will Find You In the End"

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