Peach, Plum, Pear

Kevin’s internet service is currently down. Although I secretly think this is a ploy to get me to post, I’m stepping up again. Oh my.

Just going to do a quick spotlight on a jam in heavy rotation in my car/ipod/work right now and the dilemma I face on which version I prefer. Current alt-folk (or whatever) nymph, Joanna Newsom delivers a delicate rawness with it. Then Owen Pallett, under his Final Fantasy moniker, strings it up all hauntingly. Here are both versions of Peach, Plum, Pear. Let me know your thoughts.

Joanna Newsom | Peach, Plum, Pear

Final Fantasy | Peach, Plum, Pear

6 thoughts on “Peach, Plum, Pear”

  1. Don’t like that final fantasy version one single bit he should’ve left well alone….just sayin is all

  2. the final fantasy version is a good way to ease people into joanna newsom if they’re at all resistant to her voice.

  3. I’m a big fan of the Final Fantasy version, though I’m generally a fan of Final Fantasy anyway (despite his unfortunate name).

    Joanna Newsom is starting to grow on me, but she’s definately an acquired taste….

    Nice blog by the way. I found it stumbling across the Iron and Wine and Calexico stuff, for which I am indebted to you forever!!!!!

  4. Hm, without a doubt Joanna plays the best version. The singing, the magical sound of the harp, it’s hard to top that. I’m a fan of both but if I’ve to pick one I definitely go with Joanna.

  5. it’s different from the original, but i think it’s beautiful (i love the original as well). that boy has an angelic voice. and i saw him perform this song live… it is amazing to see one man with a violin make so much beautiful music.

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