With a lively debate about "Re-Machined" going on in the 'Album Reviews' forum, I thought that it is about time to to start a thread about cover versions.
Glenn has been featured on quite a few tribute albums and laid down his own versions of various songs whenever he had the artistic freedom.
So what is you take on the topic?
1:1 reproduction of the original or create something new out of a classic tune?
Additions very welcome!
P.S. Here's a good one to start with...
[ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHbxJtQjORg']The Black - Sweden-Smoke On The Water / Mamma Mia - YouTube[/ame]
cool cover versions
A fantastic version of the Beatles classic with great (and virtuoso!) bits added that are not in the original.
Feat. the great late duo of Mike Patto on vocals and Ollie Halsall on guitar.
[ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW9kjIR-lOY']BOXER - HEY BULLDOG - YouTube[/ame]
The late, great Kevin Gilbert covers the Zep classic here -
this version was rejected by Atlantic when Gilbert handed it in for inclusion on 'Enconium - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin' back in 1995, and so it only appeared on the bonus disc for the Limited Edition version of KG's solo album 'Thud'.
[ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R9rfIOsx2k']Kevin Gilbert - Kashmir - YouTube[/ame]
...a thread such as this deserves a bit of ABBA :p covered by fellow Swedes
[ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixa1kXjMhAU']SWEDISH HITZ GOES METAL - MONEY MONEY MONEY (ABBA) - YouTube[/ame]
Tommy ReinXeed - Guitars & vocals
Sebastian Roos - Bass
Johan Axelsson - Guitars & backing vocals
Anders Berlin - Keyboards & backing vocals
Andreas "HABO" Johansson - Drums
I really like the Swedish cover versions, they are pretty cool!
Here's a jazzy and very funny version of Smoke On The Water playing in Berlin:
[ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEjV2-MPBDE']Smoke on the Water - Pascal von Wroblewsky - YouTube[/ame]
Here's my favourite from the "If I Were A Carpenter" Album, a Carpenters Tribute Album from 1994 that included some excellent contributions!
[ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejJwjddKLec']Redd Kross - Yesterday Once More - YouTube[/ame]
Now impossible to find, the CD is long deleted, it's not on iTunes or youtube.
So, here's AUDIO only! my favoutite cover version of Europe's 'The Final Countdown' from a band called The Rotosonics.
I have their sole album on CD. It's great!
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