Earlier this year (February 2013) Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy released the album ‘What The Brothers Sang‘ on Domino Records, a beautiful and humble tribute to Don and Phil: The Everly Brothers. They have now released a video for the track Omaha. The Everly Brothers first recorded the song in 1968 but it didn’t become commercially available until 1977 and then apparently only in England on ‘The New Album’ (WB K56145).
From the back pages of the acclaimed What The Brothers Sang album to the steamy shores of Malta comes the video for ‘Omaha’, directed by media artist, curator and filmmaker Ben Russell, in his first outing ever as a video director. Shoulder to shoulder, with only an ocean between them, Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy sing of and through the veil of time as the clock runs forward and back, and man returns to the water at the resigned finish.
Here’s the original which shows how sensitive to the brothers work they were: