Our pals Strangers Almanac have directed us to a wonderful cover of the title track off Paul Simon’s 1986 masterpiece, Graceland, which somehow slipped under the radar earlier in the month. Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, recorded his brilliant rendition of “Graceland” as a B-side to The Wild Hunt single “King of Spain,” armed only with a banjo and his stunning voice.
Though I’ll confess to being put off by Matsson’s Dylan-esque histrionics at one point in the past, there’s only a hint of Zimmy this time as his singing is utterly drenched with soul here (reaching far above the Earth, I might add). Matsson is a tall man, indeed. Stream both the cover and original song over at Music Vs. Misery, and check out an excellent live review (with a stream of the tune, as well) at Fuel/Friends.
“Graceland” (Paul Simon Cover)