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
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The Overtones - Only Girl In The World
The original was by Rihanna
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > 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 RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
And many more by them but I'm bored of copying n pasting on the nexus
Formerly known as al7478...
HC: Panasonic PXP 42 V20; Panasonic DMP BD35; Humax Foxsat-HDR
Music: Optical out from Asus P7H55-M Motherboard into AVI ADM 9.1 speakers.
"Music will provide the light you cannot resist"
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
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
You're the one that I want Angus&Julia Stone
Room Eleven - B!tch
Original: Meredith Brooks, around 1998.
I like them both
[ CambridgeAudio 350A + CambridgeAudio 651BD + Tannoy RS DC4 & Sub1001 + Schiit Bifrost + Sharp LC32LE705, Ixos/QED/Oehlbach/Audioquest. ] [ GDrive hdd 750GB -Firewire800 > Mac Mini -2010, 2.4GHz / 8GB RAM / (SnowLeopard) Audirvana & iTunes -ALAC > USB 16&24bit > Bifrost Dac. ]
[ Dual 505-1 (Ortofon) + CambridgeAudio 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 , better than Air Supply
Hi-Fi: Audiolab 8200CD Oled, Audiolab 8200P, ProAc Studio 140 Mk2, Atlas Ascent & Kimber Silver Streak Interconnects, Chord Odyssey Bi-Wire (Shotgun) for LF & Chord Epin Twin for HF, RA Ref. PK w/ W350i Ag, RA Ref. PK w/ W320i. HT: Sharp LC-40LE700M, Sony BDP-S790, Wharfedale 9.1 Anniversary, Wharfedale Diamond 9CS, Mordaunt Short Carnival 3 Bi-Pole, Wharfedale Diamond 9SR, Wharfedale SPC10, QED Silver Anniversary XT, Chord SuperShield Powercord.
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.
Living Room: Samsung UE40EH6030 | Marantz PM-KI Pearl Lite, NR1403, UD5007, NA7004 | iMac | PS3 | Sky+ HD | MA RS6 | Chord Carnival Silver Plus, Cobra Plus, Crimson Plus, Silver Plus HDMIs
Office: Marantz PM6010 KI & CD6000 KI, ST6000 | Pioneer PDR-609 | Technics SL1210 Mk2 | Eltax Monitor 3 | QED Performance 2, Chord Cobra 3, Carnival Silver Plus
Other: Vita Audio r4
'Heart Of Glass' .... The Associates.....
Lounge : Samsung PS51E6500, Sony BDP S790, Virgin media XL, Onkyo TX-SR508,
Tannoy Arena 5.1 with stands.(http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/tannoy-arena-96472/review)
Bed : Panasonic PX70 and a Sony BDP-370 Blu ray Player.
So far :)
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