Song Of The Day: Beth Orton & The Chemical Brothers, “I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain”

Beth Orton recently announced the formation of a new archival label, Lost Leaves, dedicated to exploring her vault of unreleased music, and the first release is a stunner. In the late 1990s Orton, who has always been quite vocal in her admiration of Tim Buckley, ¬†recorded a version of Buckley’s epic “I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain” with The Chemical Brothers. For some inexplicable reason, this cover was quickly forgotten about, and it’s a shame it has taken two decades to reappear. No matter, though; with its heady atmospherics and hypnotic acoustic guitar playing, this cover sounds anything but inferior. Such a wonderful discovery and a promising launch into one of musics most underrated talents.


Tagged as: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: