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Cover Versions - favourites

With the announcement that Kyle Minogue is doing a cover of Oasis song "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" for Children In Need - see here [scroll down for video]

I was wondering what are your favourite cover versions of well-known songs ?

 

Here is one of mine

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For me its Sound of Silence by Disturbed which is a cover of Simon and Garfunkels orginal:

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This is high on my list. George Michael at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. Superb!

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Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles
Alone - Heart

Both far better than the originals!

 

Oh & that charity version of SCYHO is AWFUL! 

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@madasaf1sh wrote:

For me its Sound of Silence by Disturbed which is a cover of Simon and Garfunkels orginal:


Same here, @madasaf1sh - excellent, the vid too.

 

This one's a cover, but many think The Animals' version is the original - it's not, but it is the best: The House of The Rising Sun.

Crank up the volume at the back there... 😉

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The Animals version was the best, absolutely no doubt of that. I've heard the Bob Dylan/Joan Baez version and it doesn't float my boat at all.

Lucky enough to have seen the Animals back in the day and unusually for a 60's group their live performances were as good as the recorded version.

Probably one of the most underrated groups of all time. Sad when they split up.

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The Animals were quite something, @Cleoriff

This one's for @WispaRed7, a Bob Dylan cover by Runrig: The Times, They are A'changin'!

I heard it performed at a few of their live concerts back in the late 80s and early 90s - used to drive the crowd wild 😃

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As good as that is @pgn, I do prefer the Bob Dylan version. The man was a poet. More like a busker at times. As for the song, I think it has now been classed as the anthem for 2020!

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As for the song, I think it has now been classed as the anthem for 2020!

 


And so it should, @Cleoriff: everything changed this year.

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I agree that The Animals version of House of the Rising Sun is the best cover version.

As for Bob Dylan, he was the voice of a generation, writing and singing about what many of us thought at the time, and, as said, his Times They Are A-Changing has become an anthem of this year. 

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