While a perfect cover can change a song almost beyond recognition, sometimes it takes just a few taps of the chisel, as it were, to turn a great song into a perfect one. Cowboy Junkies didn't actually made radical changes to two classics by Velvet Underground and Neil Young. They adopted the essentials and the spirit of these songs. Reduced to a sleepy, almost narcotized pace they stripped the songs to a minimum. The result are two timeless cover versions.
Cowboy Junkies - Powderfinger