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Nick Cave re-records cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Avalanche” — listen

on January 10, 2015, 12:20pm

Photo by Chris Jorgensen

Nick Cave first covered Leonard Cohen three decades ago with his moody rendition of “Avalanche” serving as a pillar to his 1984 debut From Her to Eternity. Now, the Aussie crooner has re-recorded the track for inclusion in a new trailer for the Starz pirate drama Black Sails. This time around, Cave opts for a more minimalist approach, paring away the dark atmosphere of the first cover to leave a delicate piano ballad brimming with melancholy. Listen to the new version over at Entertainment Weekly.

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