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COVERS and REMAKES

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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!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0vkXOFERY

 

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

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxlfwHqLR2Y

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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.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51AJGND8RE8

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ic8Lgtrpl0

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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!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oief9vjw8T0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDEtTaUhxlA

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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.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyhXSGZuBU4

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADKZFfhXuRs

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

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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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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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that whole album is filled with great ballads, I ended up dating the girl who recommended and sold the album to me!Lol :D

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Lol, i'm sure that album is filled with fond memories for you then pourya jan :brows:

 

I had a similar affinity to an album with an ex, namely Dru Hill's "Enter the Dru". Fantastic album, filled with stellar ballads, and smooth r&b/soul!! Like Az Yet, most of the band came from a gospel background. The album included this fantastic rendition of "The Dells - The Love We had (stays on my mind)".... Sisqo's outro improvised lead gives me goosebumps everytime!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foQP-3riiXM

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