I’ve been listening to the Saturday Sessions album, from Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show. I never listen to the show (didn’t actually know he had a radio show) but the 80-track album is pretty excellent. It’s the same deal as Radio 1’s Live Lounge essentially, and the collection is a good mix of acoustic tracks and covers. One of the ones that stood out was Gossip’s Heavy Cross, which was a surprise because in the past I’ve generally ignored them altogether. I’ve found the live version for your comparison, below.
That video as shot at Abbey Road in 2009, but it is more or less the same performance. The main reason I prefer the live version is the way the guitar gets more emphasis on the drop – it’s not quite loud enough on the recording for my tastes.