Best cover version - ever!

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Re: Best cover version - ever!

Unread post by Ordinaryman » Sun May 19, 2019 9:56 pm

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Re: Best cover version - ever!

Unread post by kimangelis » Mon May 20, 2019 7:55 pm

I don't agree. The Heart Led Zeppelin cover..... Bloated, overblown and dull. Heart were second-rate back in their day.

I'm very much a Led Zeppelin fan of 45 years. This is not my favourite track. However I appreciate it's a popular song.

What's with the brass ensemble and massed vocals? Robert seemed to manage on his own.

What's next... Kashmir on Pan Pipes?
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Unread post by Rick4001 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:18 pm

I'd like to nominate Isaac Hayes's cover of Bacherach and David's Walk on by. The original Dione Warwick version is stunning and the Stranglers did pretty good job of it but the Isaac Hayes version is a song I feel as well as hear. It's also a great opener on Hot Buttered Soul.https://youtu.be/g8ha68LhsjU
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Unread post by OrangeFixie » Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 pm

Isaac Hayes version of Walk on by is amazing. Police and Thieves by the Clash is amongst my favourite cover versions.

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Unread post by OrangeFixie » Mon May 20, 2019 9:36 pm

Also... all of the songs on "Love is a Strange Hotel" by Gregson and Collister. "Love Missile F1-11" by Pop Will Eat Itself. "White Lightning" and "Victoria" by The Fall. "Monty Meets Sly and Robbie" by Monty Alexander is another great album of covers, very well recorded as well.

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Unread post by savvypaul » Tue May 21, 2019 11:41 am

This one, for me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkBk9z6UfRY

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Unread post by Latteman » Tue May 21, 2019 1:01 pm

Not sure about best but worst for me is Cher’s version of Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn
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Unread post by Chunk McDaniel » Tue May 21, 2019 3:05 pm

The Futureheads - Hounds of Love is pretty awesome heard them do it live a few times with extended vocal harmony. Top notch.

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Unread post by Chunk McDaniel » Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 pm

Aztec Camera - Jump (loaded version)

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Re: Best cover version - ever!

Unread post by kimangelis » Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 pm

Sting's Little Wing?
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