Song of the Day: Willy DeVille’s Cover of “Across the Borderline”

One of my favorite albums is Willie Nelson’s Across the Borderline, which includes his wonderful version of the title track.  Recently, I ran across this gem of Willy DeVille covering the song.

Jim Dickinson, John Hiatt, and Ry Cooder wrote “Across the Borderline.”  That’s a pretty good pedigree.  And it helps explain why brilliant artists like Nelson and DeVille have covered it.

So, for today, check out “Across the Borderline” by the late Willy DeVille, who passed away in 2009.

Although most people recognize DeVille’s voice from the theme to The Princess Bride (which he co-wrote with Mark Knopfler), he had a long and diverse career as a solo artist and leading the band Mink DeVille.

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