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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #175 on: December 13, 2011, 05:35:07 pm »
I think I've found a goodie that hasn't come up yet (and it's in the rare instrumental category):

Apache by 17 Hippies
http://www.myspace.com/17hippies/music/songs/apache-32412602
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #176 on: December 13, 2011, 05:52:39 pm »
I think Rufus Wainwright's rendition of 'Halleluja' ( as featured in Shreck ) has something that Leonard Cohen's didn't.  ( It just came up on Junior's iThing a moment ago. )

And I quite like Leonard Cohen, in a kind of retrospective way.


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #177 on: December 13, 2011, 07:12:46 pm »
Have we had the Leningrad Cowboys and the Red army choir yet?

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #178 on: December 14, 2011, 06:53:47 pm »
Epic ! I love that.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #179 on: January 31, 2012, 10:28:07 am »
Adele - Lovesong

Excellent cover of a great Cure track.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #180 on: January 31, 2012, 12:02:28 pm »

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #181 on: January 31, 2012, 02:28:44 pm »
J just rocks - he has 3 full Marshall stacks pointed at him from 5 feet away.   8)

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #182 on: January 31, 2012, 11:29:43 pm »
I tend to rate Summer Breeze by the Isley's as one of the finest cover versions ever. So I was intrigued by what sounded like it might be the original version of 'Who's that Lady'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Kf1Iy5E6U&feature=related
It turned out to be the 64 version by the Isley's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxKgf8fai7M&feature=related
a hell of a tune in itself

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #183 on: January 31, 2012, 11:40:51 pm »
I heard the Bryan Ferry version of 'The In Crowd' recently, the coda is the best bit.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/td0YlKnv6Jg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/td0YlKnv6Jg&rel=1</a>

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #184 on: May 13, 2012, 06:32:42 pm »
I do like Tremelo Beer Gut's version of Death Valley '69.

Here: http://youtu.be/T86V_rCqXls

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #185 on: May 13, 2012, 09:03:03 pm »
I am honestly afraid to click on that link, for fear that it doesn't sound as good as I expect it to!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #186 on: May 13, 2012, 10:40:22 pm »
What are peoples' views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/oTbObag1r0I&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/oTbObag1r0I&rel=1</a>
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #187 on: May 13, 2012, 11:47:11 pm »
i actually like that one, and it made me think of a cracking cover...
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9alAuYr2g_8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/9alAuYr2g_8&rel=1</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/q-sk9abOYQ4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/q-sk9abOYQ4&rel=1</a> (live)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/dtjShZxsBIA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/dtjShZxsBIA&rel=1</a> and again...but slightly different

I will add this one just for the sake of wallowing in her voice.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/EoGCE1yzwzY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/EoGCE1yzwzY&rel=1</a>
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #188 on: May 14, 2012, 12:47:50 am »
There's a cover of a Melanie song that did quite well.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tb63PdPweDc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/tb63PdPweDc&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #189 on: May 14, 2012, 04:28:04 pm »
What are people's views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?
Oh dear. that was almost brilliant. But then the off-the-beat vocal timing just drove me mental.

It's not her, it's me! :( I can imagine others lapping it up.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #190 on: May 14, 2012, 04:33:43 pm »
it made me think of a cracking cover...
[Melanie Safka - Ruby Tuesday]

You know, I really thought that had already been mentioned upthread but I checked and it hasn't, which is a shocking oversight on my part. I was brought up on that version and absolutely love it.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #191 on: May 14, 2012, 04:59:08 pm »
Here's another one of those you may not have realised was a cover.

I bring you one of the only white men who can sing soul - Paul Young and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTWt_pKiMl4

Which - eighties track suit aside - is a stonking rendition

The original was Ann Peebles, and having looked on Youtube there are a huge numbers of versions, but the only one that sounds like the version I have and that can send chills down your spine (although laptop speakers don't do it justice) is this from 72:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b05Laa7GS5g

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #192 on: May 14, 2012, 05:05:28 pm »
Probably been mentioned before, but the second half of Nirvana's Unplugged set was all covers, and a couple stand out for me:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/mcXYz0gtJeM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/mcXYz0gtJeM&rel=1</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8&rel=1</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zh1lce1PwmY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/zh1lce1PwmY&rel=1</a>
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #193 on: May 14, 2012, 05:07:11 pm »
And just for completeness:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZnGc-6GHQps&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZnGc-6GHQps&rel=1</a>
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #194 on: May 14, 2012, 10:04:47 pm »
I used to drink with Mr Young....
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #195 on: May 14, 2012, 10:13:35 pm »
What are peoples' views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #196 on: May 14, 2012, 10:24:59 pm »
What are peoples' views of the 'The one That I Want' cover on the current Sky (spits) adverts, by Angus & Julia Stone?
Not as good as the version by The Beautiful South.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #197 on: May 15, 2012, 09:25:28 pm »
A stunning cover version of a stunning song by an iconic artist.   l like it even more the original, if that were possible.

Hand in Glove by Sandie Shaw with Johnny Marr et al.  Thanks to the Tune Association thread for reminding me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyx4yJ-RNTQ

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #198 on: May 15, 2012, 09:44:35 pm »
Loop - Mother Sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMC_fwJUnSs

Whilst I like Can, a lot, this kills the original stone dead - you can almost smell the dope smoke ;)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #199 on: May 16, 2012, 09:01:54 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYPg8qCrNAY

This could go in either this thread of the criminal cover versions thread.  Whichever you think it should be in you can't argue that they have taken a truly miserable song and made it even more miserable.

It makes Leonard Cohen sound downright happy....
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