Courtney Barnett Strips Down Her Cover of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’
The Australian singer-songwriter recorded it exclusively for Record Store Day
Courtney Barnett joined last weekend’s Record Store Day festivities with a 7″ of “Kim’s Caravan” (taken from the recently released Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit). The record’s B-side is a cover of John Cale’s “Close Watch” (also called “I Keep a Close Watch”), an orchestral track that’s popped up more than once in the singer-songwriter’s discography (1975’s Helen of Troy and 1982’s Music for a New Society). Hear Barnett’s all-acoustic rendition below.