Arcade Fire just released their cover of "Baby Mine" from the upcoming soundtrack for Tim Burton's "Dumbo"
Turns out their was a personal connection for the band:
“There is a scene with a locomotive in the original Dumbo that uses an instrument called the Sonovox that my grandpa Alvino Rey made famous in the 1930s. Every time I saw the film I thought it was him,” said Win Butler
“When we were asked to do the [‘Baby Mine’], I immediately got all of my grandfather’s old guitars and wanted to play them in the song. My mom plays the harp on the track, my brother the theremin, my wife [Chassagne] sings and plays drums, and our son even plays the triangle, as well as the rest of our ‘family’ in Arcade Fire. I will forever relate to the song thinking about the people I hold so dear that are ‘so precious to me.’ Listen for the cameo of my grandpa Alvino’s famous Sonovox at the end.”
Listen to their version below:
Here's the thing - Aurora also did a version of THIS song for THIS movie - and no disrespect intended (Arcade Fire are one of the best and most important bands of our generation) - I kinda think the Aurora version works better
That said - NOTHING beats the original