Stream: Peter Gabriel “The Book of Love” (Magnetic Fields cover)

May 7th, 2009

Peter Gabriel’s string-laden cover of one of The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs served as the climax of the series finale of Scrubs last night. His take on it is a little less dry than Stephin Merritt’s, showcasing the inherent drama of the song. It’s a simple song with simple lyrics, but it makes a […]

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Stephin Merritt scores stage version of Coraline

May 6th, 2009

The stage version of Nel Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’ is previewing in New York this week with music by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. The perennially blissful Merritt is busting at the seams with his usual brand of enthusiasm, telling Spinner dryly, “I don’t get excited.” Ah, well, ok. He continues: “I’m not that type of […]

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