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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #225 on: September 20, 2012, 01:12:02 pm »
Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George doing Blind Faith's (Stevie Winwood) "Cant Find My Way Home"
Doesn't start until about 2:50 through this YouTube clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4tJiyU_gjY&feature=related

By gum that were good, quite set me off on a Youtube frolic, back to the original which was truly great and through some peripheral ambles off to what has to be the strangest nomination for great cover version. Can't find my way home by..... Steve Winwood. It appears via his website as the kick off for a cover version contest http://www.stevewinwood.com/contests also uploaded officially to youtube (inc HD) . Been up since May apparently but no other covers. Could be fun to watch for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI






Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #226 on: November 07, 2012, 11:34:02 am »
The Civil Wars doing Michael Jackson's Billie Jean

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5aiC_CxJ8Vc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/5aiC_CxJ8Vc&rel=1</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #227 on: November 07, 2012, 04:53:07 pm »
McArthur Park by Hugo Montenegro. It's like the incidental music to a Jason King car chase. I love the timpani.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNM6187cznE&feature=related

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #228 on: November 07, 2012, 05:50:37 pm »
Groovy ! parts of that sound like the Pearl and Dean theme tune.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #229 on: November 10, 2012, 06:50:17 pm »
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes

I think this was another Otis Redding song - the Crowes just gave it that extra 5% tempo, and it really flies along. Love it.

(There's also a Tom Jones version, which sucked.)

+1. 

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #230 on: November 14, 2012, 02:51:59 pm »
This is astonishing, crank it up. Joss Stone & Melissa Etheridge,  Take Another Little Piece of my Heart

Melissa appears at around 2:00, it was recorded shortly after her chemotherapy which adds several layers to her performance.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9FwL_huvYjQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/9FwL_huvYjQ&rel=1</a>

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #231 on: December 01, 2012, 04:58:34 pm »
2 for the price of one with the local group Soulweaver, who I saw play last week - Hendrix's Voodoo Chile vs Fleetwood Mac's The Chain:

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #232 on: December 01, 2012, 06:04:28 pm »
If you think you've heard it all, I suggest doing a YouTube search for a Finnish super-group called Northern Kings, who have given an interesting selection of songs the symphonic metal treatment. Kyle Minogue's "I Should Be So Lucky", imagined more as a phone call from a stalker, anyone?  ;D

http://youtu.be/PNbN9XbNvBU
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #233 on: December 02, 2012, 07:52:32 pm »
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #234 on: December 02, 2012, 11:52:03 pm »
I'm quite taken with Thea Gilmore's acoustic cover of Dead Or Alive's 'You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)'.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/odcrDuw5y1Q&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/odcrDuw5y1Q&rel=1</a>
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #235 on: December 14, 2012, 11:17:43 am »
A seasonal one - won't be to everyone's taste but I rather like it...

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #236 on: December 18, 2012, 12:25:00 pm »
This ticks all the boxes for me...

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

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #237 on: December 19, 2012, 10:20:23 am »
While browsing Northern Soul stuff on YouTube this morning, I came across this jaw-dropping take on Eleanor Rigby that combines the sublime vocals of Kim Weston with astonishing orchestration.
I like the Aretha and Ray Charles versions but this is something else...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VhHzIH9W9Sc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/VhHzIH9W9Sc&rel=1</a>

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #238 on: December 22, 2012, 12:12:44 am »
I saw kim weston perform at a northern soul night in the sage in gateshead a few years a go now.  she was spot on.   
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #239 on: December 23, 2012, 11:57:39 am »
Heard this cover of Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" by Alison Moyet on the radio today. Lovely. I didn't know she was half French. She;s actually Geneviève Moyet, Alison is her middle name.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Vv9M4oCqhbM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Vv9M4oCqhbM&rel=1</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #240 on: December 24, 2012, 12:01:21 am »
Heard this cover of Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" by Alison Moyet on the radio today. Lovely. I didn't know she was half French. She;s actually Genevi�ve Moyet, Alison is her middle name.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Vv9M4oCqhbM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Vv9M4oCqhbM&rel=1</a>

Oh, god.  That's just too good.  Must you?

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #241 on: February 12, 2013, 10:30:11 pm »
Not usually a fan of Presley, but this is good

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

(actually, most of the Gravelands album is worth a listen)

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #242 on: February 12, 2013, 10:34:35 pm »
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #243 on: February 13, 2013, 05:20:59 pm »
Not sure it's great but I rather like it

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #244 on: February 19, 2013, 10:32:04 pm »
At one time I was in to "heavy stuff" and latched on to what was hailed at the time as "The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal" (or NWOBM as labelled by NME). I saw Iron Maiden on their first tour, and moshed to the likes of Panterra and Saxon in small venues until it all went global. Despite all this, one of the bands I never really took to was Def Leppard - don't know why, but not really my thing.

However, fast forward many years, and catching up with an old school friend (who was always a big fan of theirs) lead me to hear an album of all covers by Def Leppard. Pretty damn good it was too ! Blondies' Hanging on the telephone, and The Kinks Waterloo Sunset feature. However, the revelation, and my contendor for the album would be their version of David Essex's Rock On.

Track it down and give it a spin pop-pickers. It'll knock your socks off. Not half !

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #245 on: February 27, 2013, 03:35:14 pm »
Husker Du - Eight Miles High

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBKyBlJ_JN8

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #246 on: February 27, 2013, 05:05:18 pm »

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #247 on: February 27, 2013, 05:58:25 pm »
Lotte Kestner does a great version of "I Want You" (the Elvis Costello version), in fact most of her covers album Stolen is pretty good.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #248 on: February 28, 2013, 09:00:33 am »
Following my discovered passion for Patax, Man in the Mirror, where the intensity builds wonderfully.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf-pZxIQM2k

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #249 on: February 28, 2013, 09:52:57 am »
Halleluja by k d lang. I like the song anyway, but she lifts it to a new level.