The Magnetic Field’s beautiful “Book of Love” was one I heard covered by Peter Gabriel, having never seen the movie which popularized it. I loved it, and heard it at about the same time that my dear friends Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia (then Lady Melisunde) were getting married.
I sang this at their wedding with Nathaniel Kellogg playing the cello – it was wonderful. Lady Alessandra asked me to play it on the harp, and so I decided to try it for her. I recorded it the same night that she asked, using my trusty MacBook, at the kitchen table.