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/

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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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