Have You Heard? – (41) “Venus As A Boy” by Corinne Bailey Rae… and Bjork

Corinne Bailey Rae is a soulful, jazzy singer songwriter who first came to my attention when she released her eponymous debut album in 2006. It was a mellow delight. At some point afterwards she made this cover version of Bjork’s “Venus As A Boy” for a Q magazine CD.  I forget when because I stuck it on a playlist and can’t find the CD now! But I”m pleased to say you can download it from iTunes.


Listen here.

I was walking down Ebury Street, a peaceful street just off the bustle of Victoria, the other day. The sun was shining. This song came on my iPod. I listen to it quite often, because I have it on a couple of relaxing playlists; but even so, at that moment, as I took a breather from work, it was hypnotic. Corinne’s tender, achingly lovely voice, the gently swaying rhythm, the tinkling electronics. Sends you into a dream.

The original, by Bjork on her brilliant “Debut” album, was also superb. That bit edgier, being Bjork, but still beautiful. Pristine.


A wonderful example of how a beautiful original can be re-made beautifully. Enjoy both!

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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1 Response to Have You Heard? – (41) “Venus As A Boy” by Corinne Bailey Rae… and Bjork

  1. Thank you, John! Fab!
    I’m still working long hours until end of Oct. so my visits may be sporadic, but I luv it here! _Resa

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