May. 10th, 2009

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[personal profile] unicorn
The only covers I seem to really enjoy are ones that take a completely different direction from the original. This is because they make me laugh. In this light, I give you:

Korn - Kidnap The Sandy Claws
Sonata Arctica - The Wind Beneath My Wings
Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide
Raintime - Beat It
Children Of Bodom - Oops, I Did It Again
Richard Cheese - What's My Age Again
Pat Boone - Stairway To Heaven (he has a whole album like that.)

I genuinely enjoy all these, though your mileage may vary. And let's be honest with ourselves, no discussion of covers is complete without Gregorian chant versions of Metallica. I'd suggest you watch all of the Masters Of Chant stuff because it's amazing.

Masters of Chant - Nothing Else Matters

Hope you enjoy!
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[personal profile] frannyglass
Hello and good day/night.

I bring you a cover of Beirut's lovely Postcards from Italy by Florence and the Machine. I thought it'd be somewhat interesting to hear a big female voice singing this song. Now, here it is.
First, the original: Postcards from Italy - Beirut (Youtube video)
cover: Postcards from Italy - Florence and the Machine (Mediafire)

alternate links here if Mediafire is not working )

This other one is a cover of Whole Lotta Love by Nina Persson (of The Cardigans) and fellow Swedish band The Soundtrack of Our Lives. Again, a woman singing an originally male song, this one being a testosterone-driven Led Zeppelin song. It may not be the best cover as I personally am ignorant of Led Zep's music so I can't compare it with other versions, but I am a huge Cardigans fan, so of course I'd be biased and I'd go so far as (to) say Nina Persson doesn't normally sing like this and that it's the best Cardigans/non-Cardigans performance I've seen and heard her in.

Whole Lotta Love (original) - Youtube Led Zeppelin live
Whole Lotta Love (cover).mp3 - Nina Persson + The Soundtrack of Our Lives (live)
Should you want to see the video for the live cover: Whole Lotta Love (cover) - Youtube
Led Zeppelin are watching in the front row. I'd be nervous if I had to sing this in front of the band who sang it first but I think Nina did pretty well.
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Whilst I personally feel that not many covers have done the originals justice (although this opinion has changed after stumbling upon [community profile] audiophilia today :D), one of my favourite covers is Teddy Geiger's version of Brand New Colony by the Postal Service.

I was quite excited to listen through Teddy Geiger's album, and even more so to listen to the Postal Service's discography. Both artists have done well in their respective genres of music, bringing uniqueness with their sounds to the music industry.
Brand New Colony is the ninth track of The Postal Service's debut album Give Up (2003), and has to be just about my favourite on their album. The lyrics are heart-warming just like the rest of the songs on the CD, and whilst the original track itself is amazing, this cover is just as much so. Geiger's soft voice and gentle acoustic guitar accompaniment makes a great combination. The entire song is gentle on the ears and is perfect for a sunday morning sleep-in, or a midweek late-night fall-asleep.


May. 10th, 2009 10:13 pm
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Let me get this out of the way first: I kind of love this theme a LOT. I collect all kinds of covers because I find the idea of a familiar song hashed out in a different way really -- for the lack of a better word -- fun. I have a thing for folksy music though; you might see some sort of trend going on here.

+7 )

Oh yeah, they're all on mediafire, by the way. ♥ Enjoy!



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