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#1 pourya

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:43 AM

I thought we needed a thread to mention and discuss covers and remakes, a reality in all international industries. I have nothing against covers or remakes if they manage to revive or add something new to the original in terms of experience. However i dont care for careless covers or covers made a month after the original!

I start by mentioning two of my personal favorite covers which to my ears sound better than the originals!

Ryan Star's take on Losing my Religion, although I love REM's this version gives me goosebumps each time I watch this clip!



Daughtry's rearrangement of Johnny Cash's Walk the Line. I have never liked the original, but this one I love!


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:12 PM

as much as I love 30 seconds they have ruined this song! they have done exactly the opposite of Daughtry, skipping what makes the original so catchy and keeping its deadweight!


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:00 PM

Awesome thread pourya jan!!!! Loved that cover of "Losing my religion"!!

I too am a fan of covers that attempt to bring something fresh to the table. At the moment i'm particularly partial to stripped down covers in live acapella or acoustic fashion.






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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:32 AM

I love ColdPlay's original, there is a certain sense of sadness and solitude in Martin's performance that charges the meaningful words of this song! Although the swedish/Kurdish Darin and Pet Shop Boys have played around with its POP elements and arrangements, the meaning of its lyrics have gone totally lost in performances! turned into shallow POP songs!



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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:56 AM

Leonas version of this Oasis anthem is a nice take, but lacks the raw sincerity and body of the original.



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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:53 PM

amazing cover, soulful performance!


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:28 AM

I loved the original Wonder Child of Christian Waltz as I once wrote about it in this forum 6 years ago! Now another Swedish aspirant has done a nice homemade version of it which I love! Andreas is a really cool guy with his own fashion/music blog.




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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:43 AM

not really a fan of Lissie wh0 is growing big in Europe right now, but somethin here appeals ...


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

I like the Lou Reed original however I love Duran's remake which to me has turned the song to what it should have been from the beginning!




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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:52 PM

Nice one pourya jan. Though i always preferred this version done for the BBC children in need charity back in 1997. Some true greats appear and it recieves a revamped production!



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Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

interesting that the duran version and arrangement was the inspiration to this remake back in 1997.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:02 AM

Indeed pourya jan! Like you, i was never too fond of the original. Usually these multi-collaborations fall flat, this is an exception to that rule though. I don't know who the architect of this remake is, but it is crafted to perfection. All the right voices, in the right places with that closing solo that builds a lovely wall of sound come the reflective outro. Could almost post this in "Memory Lane", as it conjures some fond teenage memories.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 01:57 PM

Love Ellie Gouldings cover of Rihanna's super hit, "Only Girl".. Recorded LIVE for Radio 1 (UK)....



I love Ellie's take on this, stripping it down into a more organic sound.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 02:24 PM

Oh yeah, me too, was actually planning to post it in my blog as my pick this week!

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:19 PM

Cool :D Have you got her album?

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:28 PM

i have the one from last year! she got a new one out now?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:34 AM

Well she has "Bright Lights" which was a re-issue of that album but with many bonus songs.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:32 AM

i see, no i just got the original release

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:06 AM

speaking of Az Yet, I used to love their 90s cover on Chicago's super hit!


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

not heard this live verion before! They hold up pretty well too. In the days when R&B artists could actually sing, with most coming from a gospel background.




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