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Single Serving: My Brightest Diamond – Various Rarities & Covers Collection

Welcome to the Musical Pairings’ My Brightest Diamond rarities collection.  It consists of a few of my MP3s I recorded from some of the live sets I’ve seen of Shara Worden & Co., a few rare singles she has released over the Internet, and all of the live covers I’d managed to unearth.  I’ll let the tracks speak for themselves.

My Brightest Diamond – Use Me (Bill Withers Cover)(Live in Berkeley, CA)
My Brightest Diamond – Dragonfly (Live in Berkeley, CA)

My Brightest Diamond – Feelin’ Good (Nina Simone cover)(Live in San Francisco, CA)

My Brightest Diamond – Magic Rabbit (Live in San Francisco, CA)
My Brightest Diamond – Freak Out (Live in San Francisco, CA)

My Brightest Diamond – It’s Over (Roy Orbison Cover)

My Brightest Diamond – Youkali (Kurt Weill Cover)(Live)
My Brightest Diamond – Tainted Love (Soft Cell Cover)
My Brightest Diamond – No Quarter (Led Zepplin Cover)(Live)
My Brightest Diamond – Rock N’ Roll Will Never Die
My Brightest Diamond – Hymne L’Amour (Edith Piaf Cover)(Live)
My Brightest Diamond – Lucky (Radiohead Cover)
My Brightest Diamond – Joy in Repetition (Prince Cover)(Live)
My Brightest Diamond – Hi, Remember Me
My Brightest Diamond – If I Could Say One Thing
My Brightest Diamond – Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (John Lennon Cover)
My Brightest Diamond – Be My Husband (Nina Simone Cover)(Live)
My Brightest Diamond & Clare and the Reasons – Moon River (Johnny Mercer Cover)
My Brightest Diamond & Clare and the Reasons – Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice Cover)

And here is a video of Shara performing with the Decemberists at Fox Theater in Oakland on May 21, 2009:

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*credit to JoshC for the pic.

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Posted by Matthew Hickey

Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • wendy

    Shara is one of my absolute favorites!

  • Anonymous

    Isn't she just fantastic? Many thanks!

  • Bing Van Gorden

    Gracias! I can't get enough of her!

  • michael

    thanks so much for the berkeley recordings. that was the first time i heard her as well, and little did i know i would soon come to love her music. it reminds me of the trip to berkeley by myself in 10th grade to see sufjan. feels good to have the replica of that exact memory!

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  • John

    Hell yes, this is wonderful.

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