I wish him luck but it's a tough ask. Ian has one of the best UK voices ever- he's up there with M. Liam's "yeah , yeah , yeah " is on point as well. I can't imagine Alain, not a natural singer, is gonna get anywhere near that classic *
I Remember on a Saturday morning back in the day I would go to town and buy CD singles from the indie record shop. I still have this Bunnymen single, a great tune. I loved these times. "Before the weight of the world crushed my gentle spirit" - H Simpson.
Thanks! Evergreen came out at the same time as Maladjusted and I love both records to this day. The song is made for Alain's voice and all the instrumentation on the original could have been (nearly) by Morrissey back then. Nostalgic, melancholy and backward looking. Beautiful stuff, trenchant choice for a cover.