Monday, 5 September 2011

iMusic... Bon Iver - Beth/Rest (Solo Piano Version)

Justin Vernon/Bon Iver's self-titled sophomore album is a great record - one of the best of 2011 so far - but one song off of the album that a lot of Bon Iver fans and critics alike give rather too much stick (in my opinion) is the album's closer "Beth/Rest". "For good reason", some might say - it sounds nothing like the rest of the album and it feels out of place plus it's a Lionel Richie/Bruce Hornsby-type 80's Adult Contemporary/Soft Rock record aka "Cheesy" and that's certainly not what we know and love Justin Vernon for - not that I mind by the way, I actually like "Beth/Rest" for a number of reasons. 

Anyway Bon Iver was recently on NPR's World Cafe and Vernon gave a brilliant performance of "Beth/Rest" - a more stripped down acoustic Piano rendition of "Beth/Rest" that is not only AWESOME but should please any stubborn critics of the original album cut, listen BELOW...


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