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Ferry Does Buckley notes that former Roxy Music frontman Brian Ferry has recorded Tim Buckley's Song To The Siren as one of two covers on his new album Olympia, the second being Traffic's No Face, No Name, No Number.

The Virgin label CD - which features an eclectic all-star mix of collaborators - will be released October 25.

In an interview with The Quietus website, Ferry acknowledged his initial interest in the song came from Liz Fraser.

Asked which version of 'Song To The Siren' inspired him to interpret it, he says, “I’d never heard the Tim Buckley version until fairly recently. When I made it I’d only heard This Mortal Coil. I remember the video was very pretty and I said, God, that’s a great song, I want to do that one day. It turned into quite an opera really. It was a challenge – the sea, the ocean, whalesong – there are so many different sounds on that.”

The following video is taken from the Making of Olympia DVD that accompanies the Deluxe Edition of Olympia.

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