My favourite breakbeat act Hybrid recently released a cover of 'Enjoy the Silence'. Its a very close run thing! I love the Depeche Mode original, but this is an excellent cover. I love a cover when the new artist moves the track in to a different genre and puts a very distinctive stamp on it. This is very much a Hybrid track
3:30 to 4:30 is absolutely exquisite on the Hybrid cover, but I think overall the vocal is not good enough for the quality of music. Overall I would say Depeche Mode retain the crown, but if it was down to that 1 minute section Hybrid would win
My System Thread and
The Overtones - Only Girl In The World
The original was by Rihanna
Hi-Fi - Yamaha RX-V667 > AVI DM5 > AVI subwoofer
Head-Fi - Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2Di > Sennheisser HD700
Portable - Sony NWZ-A847 > Westone UM3x
Fields of Gold from Sting
Eva Cassidy cover is fantastic, i've got her vinyl album Songbirds yesterday, it sounds wonderfully on my RP3!
Rega RP6/Goldring Elite>Clearaudio Basic Plus
Synology NAS>Rega DAC>Pathos Classic One MKIII>Dynaudio Excite X12
And many more by them but I'm bored of copying n pasting on the nexus
Best version of Because The Night? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KOOmaBbqYBk
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YBDb5lyg0H4 In the sun by michael stipe. This should be the version with just him but i couldnt listen to it on the nexus. If its him and anyone else, its one of the five inferior versions.
And i second gnr's sftd. And add since u been gone by a day to remember, and since i dont have you by gnr also. Oh and second gnr l&ld.
Ooh, ooh these -http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=StklzBlq990
And this by dylan then bad religion -http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2z_XYS1qHmk
The Overtones - Beggin'
The original way by Frankie Valli
It's a close call but I prefer the Overtones version.
The Audreys – Paradise City
Kate Walsh – When Love Breaks Down
Lee Ritenour – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Doky Brothers – Waiting In Vain
Electrocompaniet EMC1UP, Sonos Connect, Accuphase E350, Harbeth SHL5 Siltech 25th anniversary 33i XLR, Auditorium 23 SC, HiFi Racks Podium Reference rack, matching LS stands.
You're the one that I want Angus&Julia Stone
Room Eleven - B!tch
Original: Meredith Brooks, around 1998.
I like them both :exmark:
[ CambridgeAudio 350A + 651BD + Tannoy RevoSign DC4 + Sharp TV ] [ GDrive 750GB -Firewire800 > Mac Mini -2010, Audirvana+ 2 & iTunes -A/FLAC > USB 16&24bit & iFi Nano idsd DAC. ] [ Dual 505-1 (Ortofon) + Cambridge 551P ]
The wife and I think that most Chuck Berry covers are better than Chuck Berry originals
Same for Ralph Mctell
Top of the list
Roll Over Beethoven: The Beatles
Carole: The Rolling Stones
Bye Bye Johnny:The Rolling Stones
From Clare To Here: Nancie Griffiths
Kew Gardens : Mary Hopkin
Mardi Gras 1971
cover of Marvin Gaye Two BusyThinking About my Baby is briliant Cover
Play it loud
Without You - Tracii Guns' League of Gentlemen :rockout: , better than Air Supply
Emmylou Harris - Coat Of Many Colors
Radiohead - Nobody Does It Better
Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World
Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
Ray Lamontagne/Damien Rice - To Love Somebody
Donovan - Universal Soldier
Paul Weller - I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Fairport Convention - Matty Groves
James Vincent McMorrow - Higher Love
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (gets my vote also)
Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down
Metallica - Tuesday's Gone
...and about a hundred jazz tracks.
Not sure if its better than the original, but Adem's acoustic cover of Aphex Twin's "To Cure a Weakling Child/BoyGirl Song" from the album Takes.
'Heart Of Glass' .... The Associates..... :clap: