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RE: Covers that are better than the original

Fun Lovin' Criminals - We Have All The Time In The World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSoTz3qVgH8

The original by Louis Armstrong is good too but I prefer this Fun Lovin' Criminals version. When heard in context in their 'Come Find Yourself' album it sounds even better.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXAoSxFOtvg

Just a beautiful cover of The Band's "Whispering Pine" from Doris's stunning album.

Didn't actually know it was a cover, so checked out the The Band's original, I prefer Doris's version, but undoubtedly it's bonafide classic song which is well worth a listen.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3d8KobWVwk

Jolene by Norah Jones. Actually, to these ears anything sung by Norah Jones sounds great.. Smile

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I couldn't think of anything until I heard the original version of Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen last week.  Now I don't mind a bit of Springsteen, but that's utter dross. I do hope if/when he ever sings it live he sings it like Chris Thompson.

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MajorFubar wrote:

I couldn't think of anything until I heard the original version of Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen last week.  Now I don't mind a bit of Springsteen, but that's utter dross. I do hope if/when he ever sings it live he sings it like Chris Thompson.

You and I both:) Smile
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RE: Covers that are better than the original

Tom Jones & Stereophonics - Mama Told Me Not to Come

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpJvK16Ikfk

 

The original was by Three Dog Night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4

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Tom Jones & Stereophonics - Mama Told Me Not to Come

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpJvK16Ikfk

 

The original was by Three Dog Night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4

Sorry but 3 dog night get my vote Smile :)
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RE: Covers that are better than the original

MajorFubar wrote:

I couldn't think of anything until I heard the original version of Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen last week.  Now I don't mind a bit of Springsteen, but that's utter dross. I do hope if/when he ever sings it live he sings it like Chris Thompson.

Whereas his 'Because the Night' has much to commend it, along with the Patti Smith and 10,000 Maniacs versions.  I personally prefer the Maniacs'

Bruce Springsteen – Because The Night

Patti Smith Group – Because the Night

10,000 Maniacs – Because The Night [MTV Unplugged Version]

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Ah yes!  All great versions.  My favourite is the Patti Smith version, but probably only because that's the version I first heard.

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Whereas his 'Because the Night' has much to commend it, along with the Patti Smith and 10,000 Maniacs versions.  I personally prefer the Maniacs'

Bruce Springsteen – Because The Night

Patti Smith Group – Because the Night

10,000 Maniacs – Because The Night [MTV Unplugged Version]

It's a close call as they're all very good. Patti Smith gets my vote though.

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steve_1979 wrote:

Tom Jones & Stereophonics - Mama Told Me Not to Come

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpJvK16Ikfk

 

The original was by Three Dog Night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4

Sorry but 3 dog night get my vote Smile :)

I've just realised that the Three Dog Night version was a cover aswell. Randy Newman did the original. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUmLAGEHB0U

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Metallica - Breadfan, Am I Evil and though I love the original loads I have a soft spot for Stone Cold Crazy.

 

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Metallica - Breadfan, Am I Evil and though I love the original loads I have a soft spot for Stone Cold Crazy.

 

one word :rockout: BUDGIE  :rockout: 
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Because the night, I like the Patti Smith version best but Natalie runs her close. 

 

My favourite cover is All along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix, even Bob Dylan did that version at some of his concerts. 

 

Thanks for the one about Blinded by the Light had forgotten that was Bruce Springsteen song.

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Because the night, I like the Patti Smith version. 

 

My favourite cover is All along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix, even Bob Dylan did that version at some of his concerts. 

 

Thanks for the one about Blinded by the Light had forgotten that was Bruce Springsteen song.

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