Covers which are better than then the original

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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,216
    elbowloh said:

    remixes don't count as a cover? Explain the difference.

    Surely a remix, if the song is largely in tact, is just a different approach and arrangement of the same song?

    they're just changing the backing track, arrangement, tempo etc.

    The original artist is still at the heart of the performance.

    A cover, is a cover, a different artist is doing their version of it.
    I feel you're doing down electronic music and DJs down here.
  • pblakeney
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    Remix of a cover version.

    (I think the cover version is better than the original, and the remix better than both.)

    Takes too long to get going IMO. A shorter version of the remix may well be the best of the lot but what do I know... 😉
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  • elbowloh
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    elbowloh said:

    remixes don't count as a cover? Explain the difference.

    Surely a remix, if the song is largely in tact, is just a different approach and arrangement of the same song?

    they're just changing the backing track, arrangement, tempo etc.

    The original artist is still at the heart of the performance.

    A cover, is a cover, a different artist is doing their version of it.
    I feel you're doing down electronic music and DJs down here.
    No, not at all. I'm just saying its not a cover!
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  • pblakeney said:



    Remix of a cover version.

    (I think the cover version is better than the original, and the remix better than both.)

    Takes too long to get going IMO. A shorter version of the remix may well be the best of the lot but what do I know... 😉
    Don't know what you mean - it's only 5 minutes in that it stops completely for about 20 seconds before the singing starts.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,039

    pblakeney said:



    Remix of a cover version.

    (I think the cover version is better than the original, and the remix better than both.)

    Takes too long to get going IMO. A shorter version of the remix may well be the best of the lot but what do I know... 😉
    Don't know what you mean - it's only 5 minutes in that it stops completely for about 20 seconds before the singing starts.
    IMO the "intro" is too long, drawn out and repetitive without variation.
    It is just my opinion though and I like progression or variation. Each to their own.
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  • Hey now - London grammar (arty remix). I would love if they could do something similar to Billie eilish - everything I wanted.
  • Smokey Robinson and the Miracles recorded the first version of "I heard it through the grapevine". Not sure if that makes Marvin Gaye's version a cover.
  • joe2019
    joe2019 Posts: 1,338
    After The Goldrush - Prelude

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Dream a Little Dream of Me by Mama Cass. A opposed to Doris Day and Ozzie Nelson.
  • Something stupid - Robbie Williams and Kylie.

    I actually quite like it!
  • shortfall
    shortfall Posts: 3,288

    Something stupid - Robbie Williams and Kylie.

    I actually quite like it!

    Yeah it's ok but doesn't compare the Frank and Nancy's version IMHO.
  • It's fine, but the original is something else. Gives me tingles.
  • It's fine, but the original is something else. Gives me tingles.
    It is. And if I'm honest I prefer the original due to Spectors production. I just wanted to post for Lee Hazelwoods fine moustache.
  • This made me go and seek out other versions of this with Cait o'Riordan. What a voice.

    https://youtu.be/7nLkKbIp54c

    https://youtu.be/0eOrpnRM5co

    And of course https://youtu.be/FJt4y4fH938
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,105
    Here's one (not sure if I've posted on this thread): "Wil Horses" by The Sundays was much better than the Rolling Stones' original.
    But then, most 'Stones' songs are improved by covers. See: "No Expectations" by Soulsavers.

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • secretsam said:

    Here's one (not sure if I've posted on this thread): "Wil Horses" by The Sundays was much better than the Rolling Stones' original.
    But then, most 'Stones' songs are improved by covers. See: "No Expectations" by Soulsavers.

    Wild Horses by Susan Boyle was seriously good as well. Seriously.
  • This made me go and seek out other versions of this with Cait o'Riordan. What a voice.

    https://youtu.be/7nLkKbIp54c

    https://youtu.be/0eOrpnRM5co

    And of course https://youtu.be/FJt4y4fH938
    Stunning. Also check out Lisa Hannigan:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdmdefNEmDw
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,128

    secretsam said:

    Here's one (not sure if I've posted on this thread): "Wil Horses" by The Sundays was much better than the Rolling Stones' original.
    But then, most 'Stones' songs are improved by covers. See: "No Expectations" by Soulsavers.

    Wild Horses by Susan Boyle was seriously good as well. Seriously.
    I remember when the film version of Les Mis came out and Nicky Campbell asked whether the version of I Dreamed A Dream by Anne Hathaway was as good as the Susan Boyle version as though that was the definitive performance of it when it has been sung by pretty much all of the world's best female musical theatre performers (and some of the male ones). I couldn't tell if he was being sarcastic.
  • Pross said:

    secretsam said:

    Here's one (not sure if I've posted on this thread): "Wil Horses" by The Sundays was much better than the Rolling Stones' original.
    But then, most 'Stones' songs are improved by covers. See: "No Expectations" by Soulsavers.

    Wild Horses by Susan Boyle was seriously good as well. Seriously.
    I remember when the film version of Les Mis came out and Nicky Campbell asked whether the version of I Dreamed A Dream by Anne Hathaway was as good as the Susan Boyle version as though that was the definitive performance of it when it has been sung by pretty much all of the world's best female musical theatre performers (and some of the male ones). I couldn't tell if he was being sarcastic.
    Yeah, that's not the best version of that, but I seriously think her version of wild horses is the best I've heard.
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078

    Pross said:

    secretsam said:

    Here's one (not sure if I've posted on this thread): "Wil Horses" by The Sundays was much better than the Rolling Stones' original.
    But then, most 'Stones' songs are improved by covers. See: "No Expectations" by Soulsavers.

    Wild Horses by Susan Boyle was seriously good as well. Seriously.
    I remember when the film version of Les Mis came out and Nicky Campbell asked whether the version of I Dreamed A Dream by Anne Hathaway was as good as the Susan Boyle version as though that was the definitive performance of it when it has been sung by pretty much all of the world's best female musical theatre performers (and some of the male ones). I couldn't tell if he was being sarcastic.
    Yeah, that's not the best version of that, but I seriously think her version of wild horses is the best I've heard.
    you said "Wild Horses", but i read "Crazy Horses".

    I would love to hear Susan Boyle sing Crazy Horses, doing the synth noise herself.
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  • You say Wild Horses, Susan Boyle says Wild hoss'

    It is also a guilty pleasure of mine. Great version.
  • capt_slog
    capt_slog Posts: 3,952
    edited January 2021
    joe2019 said:
    I once said the same on another forum, and was roundly lambasted for it!

    I heard the Prelude version first, and I didn't realise there was another version for years (it's so easy in the days of the internet to find things out like that). I still think this version is superior musically, Neil Young sounds like he couldn't carry the tune in a bucket in comparison.


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  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,021
    MM Minor just played me Postmodern Dukebox’s “Whoops I did it again” sung by Haley Rheinhart.
    Night and day (don’t let the Brittany Spear’s version put you off)

    https://youtu.be/G1j1Ph5t-AQ
  • elbowloh
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  • ddraver
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    edited February 2021
    Mad_Malx said:

    Whoops I did it again”

    OK Boomer! ;)

    (have to say I think the Travis cover of ...Baby one more Time* does work a bit better than that one tho)

    *(Yes I googled it)
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  • womack
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    It's Too Late.. Big Deal And The Rhondels.

    https://youtu.be/O2UVuQ4fFiY

    Bit of a dancer on the Northern scene back on the day.
  • elbowloh
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    Bill Deal....it's right there...😉
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  • womack
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    elbowloh said:

    Bill Deal....it's right there...😉

    Predictive text and lack of proof reading strike again!