Friday, August 10, 2012

100 Cover Versions #87: Ruby Modine covers 'As Tears Go By' by Marianne Faithfull

Here is a really beautiful version of As Tears Go By sung by Ruby Modine. As Tears Go By was originally written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. It was first recorded by Marianne Faithfull and was her debut single in 1964. It was then released by The Rolling Stones in 1965 and throughout all these decades has been a song associated with both stars. I think it is one of those perfect songs.

Marianne Faithfull was only 17 when she first recorded As Tears Go By so today in 2012 it is like it is being presented again to a new generation by Ruby Modine. The video is also perfect for her elegant style. I featured Marianne Faithfull singing her version of Yesterday on Twitter and Ruby forwarded her song on to me. Thank you, I am honoured to include it on my list of songs that I love.

Ruby's website that features her music and short films is here.

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