July 2020 Update: this article, one of a few I have posted about different version of a great Richard Thompson song, is consistently the one that attracts most readers to Salut! Live.
I therefore promote it to the top of the home page and am also offering links* to two other items on the same theme, ie the respective merits of various interpretations of Beeswing.
Oh, and thank you for coming here - and please leave a comment if you feel you have something to say.
There have been more than 40 separate items in the Cover Series series. You will find them all listed at this link - and this is the original Beeswing instalment ...
Can Salut! Live's Cover Story series stagger back into life? It can. Apologies for the dearth of updates. I have been on holiday in Corsica - massively recommended - and trying to earn a living (not recommended).
Today, I turn to a song that has been haunting me for days.
On the garage shelves where I keep hundreds of CDs, I came across Christy Moore's album, Burning Times. He's made better, but some tracks stand out. I'd nominate Magdalen Laundries, Hattie Carroll and, yes, Beeswing. I've been playing it over and again, ignoring iTunes's insulting attempt to categorise it as country and western.
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