Hello Waveforms (and Bono)
I bought some more William Orbit today, via a kind of roundabout route.
While everyone else is arguing about whether they like Alexandra Burke, Jeff Buckley or Cohen's orginal Hallelujah's I accidentally stumbled across Bono's version (which I discovered because some journalist was slagging it off somewhere!) While he slagged it off, he posted the link to the Youtube file and I decided I liked it better than all the others (so there!).
The reason I like it is that it isn't trying to be a cover, its trying to do something different with it, to pay homage to the original rather than blindly copy it. Anyway I couldn't find it on the itunes store, and so had to get it on Amazon (on an album called "Tower of Song" which has some other tributes which may also be interesting). And because I could get free delivery if I also bought some other music, I decided to check out Hello Waveforms by Willliam Orbit. You can hear the preview on Williamorbit.com, and its very lovely. He has returned to an updated version of his Strange Cargo style, and there are loads of tracks that I'd be very happy to use to back prayers and things. Its just lovely blissful chillout (although there are lyrics on some of the tracks so you can't use them all). I was surprised to hear him use Autotune on his vocalist's voice though. I thought he'd be averse to that sort of thing! Anyway check out "Hello Waveforms", you might like it!