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A beautiful and stirring rendition of The Velvet Underground (and Nico)’s classic, as offered up by Richard Barone.  One of the few artists I know of who can take a cover version of a song and make it his own, this rich yet tender single is a fitting tribute to Lou Reed, who left us towards the end of 2013.  While Nico’s original reading was haunting, Richard Barone’s delivery is one of perspective and embrace; the emotions in this song resonate clearly and the production by Chris Seefried works perfectly.

Here, accompanied by footage from legendary filmmaker Jonas Mekas, is Richard Barone’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties”:

*Richard Barone will be appearing at SXSW in Austin on March 14th as part of the Tribute To Lou Reed, which he, along with Alejandro Escovedo, will be presenting:  https://www.facebook.com/events/823742834305732/