As previously reported, Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, Steve Wynn, Mark Lanegan, Isobel Campbell, and more are honoring late Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce with a new compilation, entitled The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project. Available March 30th via Glitterhouse, the 18-track collection finds friends, collaborators, and fans reinterpreting and reworking previously unreleased or unfinished material from Pierce.
For their part, Cave and Harry have come together for a new cover of “The Breaking Hands”, a track which originally appeared on Gun Club’s 1987 album Mother Juno. As you can hear below, Cave and Harry’s reworking is a piano-driven ballad featuring strings, brushes, and bowed saw (via Pitchfork).
The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project is actually the second volume in a posthumus compilation series dedicated to Pierce. A third volume, entitled The Task Has Overwhelmed Us, is set for release in late 2012.