Any of y'all remember the band Throwing Muses? They were pretty well known on the indie/college scene from the mid-80's through the mid-90's.
Anywho... That band's lead singer was Kristin Hersh and she released a solo album in 1994 which included the haunting and beautiful single "Your Ghost"
which featured Michael Stipe on backing vocals. His harmonies kick in around 1:15.
Aaaaaaaaaaand.... As long as we're in 1994 - Let's take a moment to remember Lush: Hypocrite
They actually put on an INCREDIBLE live show. Found this purely by accident a couple of years ago: LUSH Hypocrite / Undertow (LIVE 1994)
The description says it was from a show in Texas but I'm 99.9% sure it was actually from their New Orleans gig (based on the time and date stamp... and the fact that I remember the banter about how the heat from the show I attended in NOLA).