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.
Virgin label CD - which features an eclectic all-star mix
of collaborators - will be released October 25.
an interview with The Quietus website,
Ferry acknowledged his initial interest in the song came from
which version of 'Song To The Siren' inspired him to interpret
it, he says, Id never heard the Tim Buckley version
until fairly recently. When I made it Id only heard
This Mortal Coil. I remember the video was very pretty and
I said, God, thats 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.
following video is taken from the Making of Olympia
DVD that accompanies the Deluxe Edition of Olympia.