Tori Amos offers new song for BBC/Amazon series Good Omens

When the time came for famed author and showrunner Neil Gaiman to set music to the TV adaptation of his 1990 book Good Omens, he knew he wanted a version of Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin’s song “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” to be part of the soundtrack.

But Neil, famous for penning novels like American Gods, Coraline and The Sandman comic series, couldn’t find a version that was right for the final episode and end credits.

There isn’t a shortage of choices though. The 1939 standard has been performed by many artists including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Perry Como, Nat King Cole and Rod Stewart.

These covers simply weren’t the perfect fit. So, Neil reached out to his good old friend, iconic recording artist Tori Amos.

Neil and Tori go way back and the two often wink and nod at each other through their work.

“We met in 1991 and we began taking from each other creatively early on. You see, we’ve always had this exchange and Neil is so giving,” Tori tells me.

That exchange Tori is speaking of can be heard in many of her songs like “Horses” off her 1996 album Boys for Pele.

“Will you find me if Neil makes me a tree?” Tori sings, referring to the author casting her as a talking Copper Beech tree in his acclaimed novel Stardust.

“He’s always been there for me, through all sorts of difficult times,” Tori adds. “Neil is my spirit brother and one of my best, dearest friends.”

So, Tori came through for her pal, the way good friends always do, and Neil has his perfect song.

Good Omens is streaming on Amazon Prime Video now.

Get Tori’s cover of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” and all the music featured in Good Omens on iTunes here.

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