The Beast in Me

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"The Beast in Me" is a song from Nick Lowe's 1994 album The Impossible Bird. The song was originally recorded by Lowe’s former father-in-law Johnny Cash on his American Recordings album, also in 1994. A live version of the song by Cash appears on his 2005 DVD Live at Montreux 1994. A live version by Lowe appears on his 2004 live album Untouched Takeaway.

Covers[edit]

Year Singer/Group Album Comments
1998 Trevor Harrison (as “Eddie Grundy”) The World of Eddie Grundy
  • previously appeared on the various artists compilation album Doing It Right in 1996
2006 Jim Byrnes (actor) House of Refuge
2007 Remate No Land Recordings
2007 Marc Vincent Secrets of a Bedroom Artist
2008 Martin Kitcher Band Eyes to the Left
2008 Mark van den Berg Sings the Hits of Johnny Cash
2011 Skeggs Shades of Cash
  • tribute album to Johnny Cash
2011 Mark Lanegan The Hangover Part II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2011 Willie Carmichael Patched and Pulled Together
2011 Farrell Spence Song for the Sea
2012 Christoph Mauz and Die Blue Birds Nua Wegn Ihr
  • as "Des Viech in Mia"
2012 The Vaccines Please Please Do Not Disturb

Appearances in other media[edit]

The Lowe studio version of the song features over the closing credits of the pilot episode of US television show The Sopranos. The song features on the commercially available soundtrack CD. Johnny Cash's version also appears in the 2011 film The Hangover: Part II but Mark Lanegan did a version for the soundtrack.

Melwood Cutlery's version of the song features over the closing credits of Project Grizzly, a 1996 National Film Board documentary about Canadian inventor, Troy Hurtubise and his quest to create a suit in which to meet a Grizzly Bear.