Australia - Full Moon 206 - 06/23/13
Four (Acts Of Love)
Longtime Bad Seed and P.J. Harvey collaborator Mick Harvey also has a solo career that's very distinguished and includes versions of Gainsbourg songs and now this ambitious album. It's divided into there parts, and includes both original songs and well-chosen covers.
"Glorious" was written by P.J. Harvey and sounds gloomy and epically charged. "God Made the Hammer" is a chilling yet abrasive song with restrained vocals by Harvey.
Van Morrison's "The way young lovers do" gets a cool reading, Harvey murmuring the words against a forbidding backdrop. "Wild Hearts (run out of time)" by Roy Orbison gets a tender reading that works very well. It's a lovely moment on a perfect album.
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