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Possibly the strangest Bowie cover you will ever hear…

“Golden Years”
James Murphy, 2014

I had never heard of James Murphy before coming across this instrumental version of “Golden Years” performed on a glockenspiel. Murphy is identified as an “electronic musician” and turns out to have a few Bowie connections. He remixed the song, “Love is Lost” for “The Next Day Extra” and performed percussions on “Blackstar.” This piece of music is the opening song on the soundtrack for the 2014 movie, “While We’re Young.” Bowie’s version of “Golden Years” closes the soundtrack album (does that make it a Bowie album?) and Murphy did the film’s score.

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