[mp3] Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – “Be Not So Fearful”

Pals Damien Jurado & Richard Swift quietly released Other People’s Songs, an album of covers, sometime late last year after spending a productive August weekend together recording.  The free set features takes on songs from Kraftwerk, John Denver, The Fleetwoods, and Yes.  Check out this gorgeous version of Bill Fay’s “Be Not So Fearful”, a lost classic from his 1971 self-titled debut that Jeff Tweedy starting covering at solo shows following 9/11.  Here Jurado & Swift add echoed vocals and cavernous sound effects, turning the song into something equally as powerful as Tweedy’s plaintive version but far more haunting.    

MP3  ::  Be Not So Fearful

(from Other People’s Songs. Download here)

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