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post #61 of 67
The Band - Long Black Veil
The Byrds - You Don't Miss Your Water
post #62 of 67
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Originally Posted by RJMan
And.. four pages and no one's mentioned Bryan Ferry? That's tragic. His covers are some of his best work -- from Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" to "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"... his album of Tin Pan Alley songs in 1999 was stellar.

Saint Petersburg, Russia - October 2000

Thank you for reminding me, Sir. The 'obscure' Bryan Ferry outsold all the "well known" pop acts in Russia for the Summer and Autumn.

Standing room only in the minor orchestra hall across from the Grand Hotel Europa. The absolute worst acoustics. Individual hardwood chairs without cushions. No air conditioning. The lyric scarecrow wore his black leather pants. Russia loves Brian Ferry.

Mr. Ferry presented a combination of the earlier (Roxy Music) Avalon with his 'then current' Tin Pan Alley.

But . . . when he sang Slave to Love, only the first few lines were comprehensible. The enthusiastic and approving crowd prevented any further sanity!
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post #63 of 67
coachvu: Another great Byrds cover is You Ain't goin' Nowhere, from Sweetheart of the Rodeo. In fact, that whole album is great.

More Byrds covers: My Back Pages; Goin' Back (Carole King); Turn Turn Turn (Pete Seeger, I think).
post #64 of 67
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Originally Posted by Margaret
Anyway, what are your favorite covers?

Enough! It's still too early after a late night in Minsk. I just responded to RJ's missive about Brian Ferry and . . . now I remember another verrrrrrrrrrry oldie: Bourée (Suite in E minor for Lute) by J.S. Bach as covered by . . . Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull.

That just about covers it. Doesn't it?
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post #65 of 67
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
Wow...how could everyone (myself included) write four pages of posts about covers and forget how Jeff Buckley made a gem out of that song? (Sorry, not so much a fan of the Leonard Cohen original.)

It was even on the West Wing!
I don't think there's much to be sorry for there. I listened to the original Cohen after hearing Buckley, and it struck me as bizarrely awful. The same applies to A Taste of Honey and the original Beatles version.
post #66 of 67
Constantinople by Les Georges Leningrad.
post #67 of 67
The Raincoats cover of 'Lola' (Orig. by The Kinks)

Ben Folds covering 'Golden Slumbers' (Orig. by the Beatles)
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