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, Accuphase E350, Harbeth SHL5 Siltech 25th anniversary 33i XLR, Auditorium 23 SC, HiFi Racks Podium Reference rack.
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: