Float in space and drift in time

As much as I love Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, I never knew that there was an "original", version of the title track. I just made this discovery the other day (I know, I'm always late to the party). The original vision incorporates the melody and lyrics from Elvis Presley's Can't Help Falling In Love, which only makes the song more sweet and melancholy. Apparently the Presley estate objected to this union early on, but finally relented some 12 years later, when the album was reissued in 2009. Like I said, I adored this track already; this version wowed me.

Spiritualized > Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space


You adore me

I suspect The Raveonettes' cover of The Stone Roses' classic, I Wanna Be Adored, will likely place a lot of peeps squarely in the "hate it" category, but I really like it. It's straight ahead and doesn't really change anything save for the vocals, Sharin Foo's icy femme voice as opposed to Ian Brown's original male vocal. Don't get me wrong, I love the original, but I definitely have room for this version as well.

This was done in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Doc Marten's. There are a handful of other cover songs for this project, and you can listen and download the rest of the tracks here.