The album “IDIOT PRAYER” features Nick Cave playing on piano a collection of songs from throughout his career.
Lyrics have always been one of the strong points of his music, in both The Bad Seeds and Grinderman. By stripping the tracks down to these smaller and more traditional arrangements, it shifts the lyrics framing slightly and often enhances their emotional weight.
Many of the tracks are great, but I really like this version of Man In the Moon. The sound of the space adds a greater loneliness to the lyrics than the original, and the way they interweave with the piano only enhances it further.