Video: Villages “Cremation (Ashes to Ashes)”

Villages have never covered another artist’s work before now but they were drawn to this wonderful Lou Reed song.  It became a staple of their live set and, gradually, they claimed it as their own.  Friend of the band, Mel Stone, provided the 1950s footage of the moody seas around Cape Breton, which was captured by her cousin’s father.  The old 8mm reels of found footage are an evocative, visual accompaniment to a respectful, engaging take on an excellent song.  Enjoy.


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About Andrew Frolish 797 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Ferris & Sylvester, John Smith, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...

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