Johnny Marr is set to mark this year’s Record Store Day with a numbered limited edition 7″ release of his interpretation of Depeche Mode’s 1993 classic “I Feel You”.
Johnny played the track live during the closing shows of last December’s North American tour. The single’s b-side is a live version of The Smiths “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”.
Speaking about the cover, which is part of his live set, Marr commented: “I’ve surprised myself that it sounded so like me and my band. When you cover a song you have to bring something of yourself to it. I was playing it on tour, just in my dressing room, and it sounded good, and then I started to sing it and we worked it up in a soundcheck and played it immediately in the encore that night.”
He continued: “The first night we played it someone posted it on YouTube and it became really popular in the encore. Then the tour was over and I was invited to do something for Record Store Day and it was a really good fit.” He added: “The song turned out surprisingly well. We managed to put our own twist on it, and I think make it modern.”
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