Setanta records have released their final ‘various artists’ record, entitled ‘The Separate’. According to The Irish Times: ‘the standout track is clearly Joan as Police Woman’s beautiful take on The Smiths’ This Night Has Opened My Eyes. Swapping Johnny Marr’s guitar riff for forlorn piano, it’s a stark, melancholic ballad that captures the heartache of the original succinctly and sympathetically’. The Cure’s ‘close to me’ is also covered.
Link to news article:
The Separate – Orchestral Variations V.01, Setanta Records (4 stars) - The Irish Times
Jump forward to the 1 minute 26 seconds mark in the utube clip to sample the cover version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy-GvITk9eU
UPDATE 1:40PM PT:
The Seeker of Good Songs posted a link to listen to the entire album on Soundcloud.