That soundtrack is one of my favorites, with original contributions from many of my favorite contemporary artists: Arcade Fire, The Secret Sisters, Civil Wars, The Decemberists, Punch Brothers, and so on, mostly produced by the great T-Bone Burnett.
Of all the versions of this song I’ve heard, this is probably my favourite (yes, even better than Martin Carthy’s):
I know, right?
The amazing thing is that this was recorded in 1966, and I saw Carthy and Swarbrick playing the same song in concert 45 years later.
I’m revising my earlier statement. You can’t beat Martin Carthy
Garðurinn minn, the new album from Árstíðir in collaboration with singer Magnús Þór Sigmundsson (who I’ve never heard of before). It’s not at all what I was expecting when I backed the crowdfunding campaign, but I am not at all disappointed. I really love the sound of it.
I have the horrible (and hilarious) sensation that, if you play this on a club, nobody will realize that it´s a joke.
And now, for something completely different.