The Most Fascinating Cover Version of the Week

This cover of John and Yoko’s “Oh My Love” by Louise Gold incorporates two things you’d never think to include in a song:

(a) an audio representation of the elliptical orbit of Venus around the Sun; and

(b) NASA telemetry of Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat while Apollo 11 was on the moon.

Here’s what she has to say:

“My original plan was to use these sounds to put together an instrumental, that would try and resonate the experience of Neil Armstrong in being in a place, where no one ever was before. I imagined he must have felt peaceful and exhilarated at the same time, a bit like being in love with someone and finding out that this person loves you back.

“While I was working on this I went to lunch and „Oh my love“ was on the radio. While I had heard the song very often before, this time the line, ‘everything is clear in my heart“’ struck a note and I realized, that this song expressed exactly, what I thought Neil Armstrong must have felt, while he had the moon all for himself for a moment.”

Take a listen.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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