Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 86502 times)

clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #450 on: May 04, 2016, 02:23:19 pm »
If that's the one I think it is (and not a Matthew's Southern Comfort failure), it is a great song, and a huge improvement on the original.
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Vince

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #451 on: May 24, 2016, 09:55:55 am »
Have we had Kate Melua's version of Wonderful Life
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T42

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #452 on: May 24, 2016, 10:41:10 am »
Mary Hopkin's "cover" version of her own "Those were the days", in French.  Rather Piafesque.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #453 on: May 24, 2016, 11:44:35 am »
On a Piaf-tangent, The Walker Brothers' No Regrets is excellent - especially the guitar solo.  Tom Rush's original version on The Circle Game (itself an album mostly full of covers of songs by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Jackson Browne) is just something else, though.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #454 on: May 25, 2016, 12:38:03 pm »
Have I mentioned Patax before?  ;D

Habanera from Carmen sung in Spanish, Flamenco singing / Return-to-Forever-Jazz stylee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfW8pbO7ofM


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #455 on: May 25, 2016, 12:48:53 pm »
Bonnie Raitt covers Inxs' "Need you tonight" on later with Jules Holland

https://youtu.be/GhFGrGV_-lY

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

T42

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #456 on: May 25, 2016, 12:53:27 pm »
Having posted this in another place, I might as well add it here: Alexis Vacher's cover of Requiem for a Dream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XTHoyECZ4
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #457 on: May 25, 2016, 12:57:05 pm »
Lowell George giving it his all on he great Allen Toussaint's "What do you want the girl to do ?"

https://youtu.be/H9aWs7rdKME

I've actually got this album on vinyl. Its pretty rare I think.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Redlight

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #458 on: May 26, 2016, 10:27:44 am »
Lowell George giving it his all on he great Allen Toussaint's "What do you want the girl to do ?"

https://youtu.be/H9aWs7rdKME

I've actually got this album on vinyl. Its pretty rare I think.

I used to have a vinyl copy but it was one of the first that I replaced with the CD version when I finally succumbed to getting a CD player.*  Lovely album.

* brilliant marketing - getting us to go out and buy what we already had.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #459 on: May 26, 2016, 11:02:53 am »
Mary Hopkin's "cover" version of her own "Those were the days", in French.  Rather Piafesque.

Hopkin's version of TWTD was a crappy english translation of the original Russian folk song - better in the original language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd5q1Ioo588

Or try the Leningrad Cowboys / Red Army choir version in English / Russian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPJIJx1dYk8
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Andrij

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #460 on: May 26, 2016, 02:36:38 pm »
Tracey Ullman did a great spoof of TWTD many, many moons ago.  Sadly, I can find neither a video clip, the even the complete lyrics.

What I remember went something like:
     I remember when the proletariat
     Shaved with engine grease and shards of glass;
     I remember when the toilet paper
     Took the skin right of your commie ass.
          Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end, we broke our backs and never once complained.
          We had our five-year plan, and rock-n-roll was banned; bring back those days, those blessed Brezhnev days!

;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #461 on: June 20, 2016, 05:00:58 pm »
Last night at that there Wemberley, whilst supporting Coldplay, Lianne La Havas did a really nice rendition of 'Say a little prayer'.

here is a YouTube videl from ealriler in the tour-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW88tZtTZsk

and here is her Soundcloud recording of the same-

https://soundcloud.com/liannelahavas/say-a-little-prayer
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #462 on: June 22, 2016, 09:39:36 pm »
Two of my favourite Judas Priest songs are covers:

Green Manalishi (Ex Fleetwood Mac)
Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez!!)

Possibly favourite cover - Joanne Shaw Taylor covering Frankie Miller's "Jealousy"

Original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuk6l3WwBG0
Cover - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZIWHU-zVcw

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citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #463 on: June 23, 2016, 11:26:17 am »
Portishead do Abba...

https://youtu.be/WVe-9VWIcCo

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #464 on: July 28, 2016, 01:11:01 pm »
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Steph

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #465 on: July 28, 2016, 02:48:13 pm »
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.

While nothing compares to the original, I prefer Dusty.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCVxPEPx5Y
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Steph

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #466 on: July 28, 2016, 02:58:09 pm »
Portishead do Abba...

https://youtu.be/WVe-9VWIcCo

Wow. I  shall come down from that with a performance I was at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCVxPEPx5Y
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citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #467 on: July 28, 2016, 07:23:06 pm »
Marc Almond covers Brel

https://youtu.be/pqdsjOQ8634

The best version in Engish of Ne Me Quitte Pas I think.

It's good, but I really do NOT like the echo effect on the vocal - extremely unpleasant. I have to agree with Steph - Dusty's version is beautifully restrained compared to the overwrought Marc Almond effort.

The original is untouchable though. No one does Brel like Brel.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #468 on: July 28, 2016, 07:23:31 pm »
I'm getting sidetracked by all the different versions of the song on YouTube. Here's another great one:

https://youtu.be/slHjkszSAKs

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #469 on: August 01, 2016, 10:53:26 am »
Graham Parker and the Rumour - Hold Back the Night

https://youtu.be/YUz6JSWxSko
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Ruthie

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #470 on: August 09, 2016, 11:39:17 pm »
Love Will Tear Us Apart by Saint Saviour.  Cor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpg5UxcmoJs
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #471 on: August 13, 2016, 10:17:22 am »
More of a classical one: what Carmen might have sounded like if Bizet had really been Spanish and into jazz and flamenco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfW8pbO7ofM

It's a party.

(FWIW, I ended up going back to the French version to check the words - I'd never listened to them before - and compare. All very different.)

microphonie

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #472 on: August 16, 2016, 11:41:26 pm »
The Are You Being Served theme tune covered by Coil. As strange as it comes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhA5pbWYmOA
Bingo! That's what I am, a saviour.
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Andrij

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #473 on: August 17, 2016, 08:47:21 am »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #474 on: August 17, 2016, 09:26:59 am »
Love Will Tear Us Apart by Saint Saviour.  Cor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpg5UxcmoJs
I still prefer the Joy Division version for its darkness

The Are You Being Served theme tune covered by Coil. As strange as it comes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhA5pbWYmOA

Wow! :o

And they do love their Expressionist cinema, don't they?
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