Marlon Williams - Bird On A Wire

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Marlon Williams - Bird On A Wire

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:38 pm

Here's a link to one of the best covers of 'Bird on a Wire' I've heard (recorded at 2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ1_E0XuqOk

Marlon has an amazing voice and does the song complete justice I would suggest. 8)

Cheers,
Andrew :)

P.S. I only came across this version because a fellow Cohenite friend told me it was featured in the recent episode of a new drama series on ABC TV here, 'The Beautiful Lie'. Thanks Tracey ;-)
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Re: Marlon Williams - Bird On A Wire

Postby blonde madonna » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:52 am

Thanks Andrew for finding out more information. My daughter knows this guy because another song of his (or rather his band 'the unfaithful ways')was played endlessly for the ABC promos for 'The Beautiful. Lie' and it got inside my head and wouldn't get out and she recognised his voice. He is different, alt-country, and I like his voice.

http://youtu.be/GpMLfUPWqJ0
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Re: Marlon Williams - Bird On A Wire

Postby jarkko » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:43 am

Thanks friends. I added this to the growing list of Cohen on soundtracks, the Filmography at http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/filmo.html
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