Michael Stipe, featuring Chris Martin,
In the Sun
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A cover of the Joseph Arthur song from 2000 (in some ways I prefer his lo-fi version) this is a teriffic vehicle for Michael Stipe's voice, and for Chris Martin's haunting piano work. Better than much of what Stipe has done with REM over th epast 5 years, it is a teriffic song, and a great choice for a Gulf-Coast relief EP.