Most of the picks add an extra dimension of emotion, new instrumentals, or change the pacing. Some of these are covers of classics. Others are recent tunes which got a makeover.
Here’s a link to the playlist which also includes the originals in the second half of the tracklist. The Julia Holter cover is not in the playlist as only available on soundcloud.
Obviously R Kelly has fallen out of favor but that shouldn’t diminish the work by the cover artist. Enjoy!
*I haven’t had a chance to listen to the new album Women Sing Waits by Various Artists which Rol just reviewed.
Johnny and Mary (Robert Palmer cover) by Bryan Ferry & Todd Terje (2014)
Love Is Blindness (U2 cover) by Jack White (2011)
Hey Moon (Molly Nilsson cover) by John Maus (2011)
I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow cover) by Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash (1980s/2014)
Turnpike Ghost (Steel Train Cover) by Tegan and Sara (2010)
When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine cover) Memoryhouse (2010)
Doin’ Time (Sublime cover) by Lana Del Rey (2019)
Relief (R Kelly cover) by Sam Amidon (2010)
The Last One To Be Loved (Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick cover) by Rumer (2016)
Into the Black (Neil Young cover) by Chromatics (2012)
Burn Your Life Down (Tegan and Sara cover) by Bleachers (2017)
To Look At You (INXS cover) by Julia Holter (2011)
Live In Dreams (Wild Nothing Cover) by High Highs (2010)
I Gotta Go (Little Walter cover) by The Rolling Stones (2015)
That Lucky Old Sun (Frankie Laine cover) by Bob Dylan (1986/2017)
(I prefer the Under the Covers (Live) version released in 2017 which as far as I can tell is a bootleg recorded with Tom Petty and backing singers from 1986. The Strangers in the Night rendition from 2015 is more stripped down)
Heroes (David Bowie cover) by Peter Gabriel (2010)
Hold On (Tom Waits cover) by Aimee Mann
Wayfaring Stranger (Burl Ives cover) by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Wu Tang Clan (The French cover) by Allo Darlin’
What do you think? As always, comments are welcome