“Beth/Rest (Solo Piano Version)” by Bon Iver // Live In-Studio @ World Cafe NPR (2011)
For those that hated the closing track on Bon Iver’s latest album (i know there are plenty of you out there), here is a solo piano version of the track recorded in studio at World Cafe for NPR. It’s more akin to his cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” than the Bruce Hornsby inspired sounds of the album version. I can’t imagine there’ll be anyone dissatisfied with this take (though i loved the original all the same), unless you have an issue with hearing Justin Vernon pull a mean Tom Waits imitation in the opening lines.
This is cool, but I still love the original more.