Eddie Vedder and Neil Finn Team Up For Hunters & Collectors Cover

09/19/2013
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A stream of Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Crowded House and Split Enz singer Neil Finn's cover version of Hunters & Collectors' "Throw Your Arms Around Me" has been posted online.

The track is the second song released from the forthcoming 'Crucible - The Songs of Hunters & Collectors' album which was curated by fan, critic, and A&R executive John O'Donnell.

Both Vedder and Finn have performed "Throw Your Arms Around Me" live in concert in the past and teamed up for a "stripped back" version of the track in tribute to the legendary Australian group. Check it out here.

"Crucible - The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors" will feature 30 tracks in full, including 15 tributes and 15 original recordings and will be released on September 27th by Liberation Music in Australia.

Curator O'Donnel had this to say, "It has been an exhilarating journey of reinvention and rediscovery," says O'Donnell, "as a wildly diverse range of artists have stepped forward with passion and creative zeal to record interpretations of fourteen equally diverse Hunters songs. From the more obscure corners of the band's catalogue such as 'Alligator Engine', 'The Slab (Betty's Worry)', 'Dog' through to the classics like 'Throw Your Arms Around Me', 'Holy Grail' and 'When the River Runs Dry', established artists like Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn, Paul Kelly, The Living End and Something For Kate have paid respect while newer acts like The Rubens, Alpine, Matt Corby and Abbe May have gone digging for their own truths in these amazing songs."

Hunters & Collectors' Mark Seymour adds. "I have to say, it is deeply rewarding for me as a writer to know that beyond the years and all the hard work that was done in the crucible of the Australian suburbs, the songs of Hunters & Collectors have reached the cream of Australia's talent, great singers and bands young and older... who have stepped up to record the best of what we delivered in those pubs so many years ago. I am honoured by the respect they have shown. Songs are what we share, and sharing itself is crucial to our identity as a people"

Covers Tracklisting
1. Birds of Tokyo - Talking to a Stranger
2. Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn - Throw Your Arms Around Me
3. Matt Corby & Missy Higgins - This Morning
4. Oh Mercy - The Slab (Betty's Worry)
5. Alpine - Hear No Evil
6. The Living End - Say Goodbye
7. Paul Kelly & Emma Donovan (featuring Jimblah) - True Tears of Joy
8. The Rubens - Holy Grail
9. Husky - Blind Eye
10. Something For Kate - When the River Runs Dry
11. The Panics - Alligator Engine
12. Abbe May - Dog
13. British India - Do You See What I See?
14. Cloud Control - Still Hanging 'Round
15. The Avalanches - Stalking to a Stranger (Planets Collide Remix)

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