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clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #375 on: June 04, 2015, 02:54:13 pm »
Yeah, I came across them via Sesame Street.  They are all very talented, work astoundingly well together, and seem to have a lot of fun doing it.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #376 on: June 16, 2015, 12:35:40 pm »
Dr John - "There must be a better world somewhere"

Makes Jules Holand's boogie woogie piano look lame. Actually it's not strictly a cover as Dr John and Doc Pomus wrote this song for BB King and were on the session when BB King cut it.

https://youtu.be/cXJP1xp5FH8
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #377 on: June 17, 2015, 08:55:28 am »
If you listen to this without watching, you might find it hard to beleive that this Robert Johnson cover is being performed by a blind ten year old (Felix St Hillaire)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI87kqmKXzo

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #378 on: June 17, 2015, 10:09:41 am »
Ham, a thousand thanks for that!  That is more than just prodigious.  Did you see the one of him as a seven year-old?  One of the advantages of open tuning is the opportunity to have a quick scratch now and then!

Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, The McGarrigle Sisters, Bob Dylan (almost), Ron Sexsmith and now Felix - great Canadian musicians.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #379 on: June 17, 2015, 03:21:53 pm »
Greg Allman's version of Jackson Browne's "These Days"

http://youtu.be/zCUxJFtTFNk

Jackson Browne considered it the definitive version and I have to agree. Nico's version is pretty good too in an icy German Nico kind of way.
Have you heard Glen Campbell's?

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #380 on: June 17, 2015, 04:09:33 pm »
Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, The McGarrigle Sisters, Bob Dylan (almost), Ron Sexsmith and now Felix - great Canadian musicians.

Cough Neil Young cough cough

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #381 on: June 17, 2015, 05:28:53 pm »
Greg Allman's version of Jackson Browne's "These Days"

http://youtu.be/zCUxJFtTFNk

Jackson Browne considered it the definitive version and I have to agree. Nico's version is pretty good too in an icy German Nico kind of way.
Have you heard Glen Campbell's?

I hadn't, thanks for pointing me at it. Another good version, the sign of a great song when it can be covered in completely different ways and still be great.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #382 on: June 17, 2015, 05:32:05 pm »
Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, The McGarrigle Sisters, Bob Dylan (almost), Ron Sexsmith and now Felix - great Canadian musicians.

Cough Neil Young cough cough

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You forgot Joni Mitchell and if we move away from blues/folk/rock then Oscar Peterson, Glenn Gould and Angela Hewitt spring to mind as well.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #383 on: June 18, 2015, 07:13:20 pm »
Didn't forget any of these people!  Just concentrating on an elegant sentence!

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #384 on: June 19, 2015, 12:39:19 pm »
It was only (some 20 years late) that I discovered that this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZJTM03UByU

Is a cover of a Public Enemy song.

Tricky's version is much much better.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #385 on: July 02, 2015, 02:07:09 pm »
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #386 on: July 02, 2015, 02:54:58 pm »
My favorite cover of that song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32wz7jiMLhM

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #387 on: July 02, 2015, 03:04:16 pm »
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s

Really ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #388 on: July 02, 2015, 03:39:29 pm »
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s
Really ?

For a long time Prelude's cover seemed to get more air play than Neil Young's original. Patti Smith's version is my personal favorite, followed by Neil Young's original, followed by the Prelude cover.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #389 on: July 02, 2015, 04:15:47 pm »
One of those songs that's better known as the cover than the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s

Really ?

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The song has been covered numerous times. In 1973, it was interpreted by Prelude, whose version was a top 40 hit all over the globe, especially the United Kingdom where it re-charted in the Top 40 in 1982.

Neil's original is an album track.

Dolly Parton asked what it meant.
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Dolly Parton once commented about the making of her version of the song: "When we were doing the Trio album, I asked Linda and Emmy what it meant, and they didn't know. So we called Neil Young, and he didn't know. We asked him, flat out, what it meant, and he said, 'Hell, I don't know. I just wrote it. It just depends on what I was taking at the time. I guess every verse has something different I'd taken.'"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Gold_Rush_(song)

As usual there's a Nana Mouskouri version I quite like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzDF5s8bC-E

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #390 on: July 22, 2015, 10:13:56 pm »

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #391 on: July 22, 2015, 10:19:14 pm »
King Creosote's version of Demis Roussos's Forever and Ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGH8-BcXQcQ

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #392 on: July 24, 2015, 08:56:14 pm »
Gary Gilmore's Eyes, sorta-country style (though Jon Langford of the Mekons is part of the band, so it's hardly the Nashville sound):

https://soundcloud.com/bshq/gary-gilmores-eyes-by-the-pine

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #393 on: July 31, 2015, 06:51:38 pm »
You've probably seen this already (unless you've been in a cave the last week), but it's worth posting anyway  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JozAmXo2bDE

There are quite a few other videos of the various takes of the drums, guitars, vocals recorded individually. There's obvioulsy a fair bit of tweaking in Pro Tools (or whatever) afterwards with most of the sound coming from the guy's own band with all the others mixed in accordingly.

It's bad enough being in a band with 2 guitarists - constantly trying to outdo each other, imagine what it must be like with hundreds?!  :P
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #394 on: August 03, 2015, 10:14:30 am »
Great? Dunno.

Happy making? Yarp.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #395 on: August 08, 2015, 12:34:07 am »

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #396 on: August 08, 2015, 01:50:12 am »
I remember when that was first broadcast.  Amazing.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #397 on: August 17, 2015, 03:55:28 pm »
Unexpected, but I like the Dylan affectation in his voice.  It's a bloody excellent song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YKE7MK7KVc

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #398 on: August 17, 2015, 09:48:22 pm »
It is a great song, isn't it?  This cover is not for me, but that's what makes the world go round!  I'm glad when anyone does a Dylan song, especially the earlier stuff.  I think (for me) this cover suffers from him choosing to do it in E.  That's also the key that Dylan sings it in but I'm pretty sure that he plays it in C with a capo at the 4th fret (as he does for Don't Think Twice).  That's how he gets those bass runs which are so charecteristic of his early playing.

Where the cover emulates Dylan successfully is in the pretty awful guitar sound!  A lot of Dylan's early stuff, even the recordings, sounds as if he was playing strings made of....well, string.  They are wonderful, and redolent of a time when the song was thing, not the production.


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #399 on: August 28, 2015, 10:01:53 am »
Stevie Wonder covering Fragile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZgNYoZkeU