“Stormbringer” (John Martyn Cover)

    As we reported in July, a gang of artists came together to celebrate the life of the late John Martyn, a hero in the folk music community who passed away in January 2009. And in our write-up of Johnny Boy Would Love This, which features Robert Smith and Beth Orton, fellow Prefix editor Nick Neyland noted that he was anticipating hearing Beck’s cover of “Stormbringer.” Well, Nick (and everyone else), that cover is here today for your listening pleasure, with an emphasis on pleasure because this is just stunning. While we were also digging Robert Smith’s take on “Small Hours,” we have to admit that this track is probably the best we’ve heard from the tribute album, which is out now.

    You can stream Beck’s version of “Stormbringer” below.