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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby tcm2164 » Tue May 18, 2010 12:54 pm

Thank you Sabina!
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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby dermot » Wed May 19, 2010 6:21 pm

This Mortal Coil doing Tim Buckleys Song to the Siren.


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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby Daywhite » Wed May 19, 2010 8:04 pm

Jeff Buckley doing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. I listened to this song, on repeat, for five hours straight, one day years ago. It's simply addictive, touching something deep inside. Too bad both Tim and Jeff, father and son, died so young.

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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby tcm2164 » Wed May 19, 2010 9:37 pm

Johnny Cash covers Hurt by Trent Reznor - I find both the original by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and this version to be deeply moving. The difference in age between Reznor and Johnny Cash gives the song a different meaning. Reznor, a heroin addict sang about his desire to escape from reality while when Cash sings the song you get the sense of a dying man coming to terms with the fact that the end is near.
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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby mirjana » Wed May 19, 2010 11:40 pm

Dermot, tcm2164 and Daywhite,

Thank you for this great music. Beautiful topic Dermot and great contribution so far.
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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby tcm2164 » Thu May 20, 2010 5:35 am

K.D. Lang sings the great Neil Young song Helpless accompanied by an orchestra
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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby Sabina » Thu May 20, 2010 6:56 pm

Dermot, this was a great idea for a topic! So many great songs...

tcm2164 ,
Adding the comparison of the two version of "Hurt" was a nice touch!

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The song was originally written by Prince and released in 1985, however Sinead O'Connor's cover from 1989 is more soulful and much better known than the original.


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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby dermot » Thu May 20, 2010 8:58 pm

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jennifer Warnes doing Leonard Cohens First we take Manhattan..
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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby tcm2164 » Fri May 28, 2010 3:58 pm

16 Horsepower covers The Partisan by Leonard Cohen

16 Horsepower is a little know band but one of my favorites
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Re: Cover versions of favourite songs

Postby Sabina » Fri May 28, 2010 6:39 pm

"Dance Me to the End of Love" is Cohen's song from 1984.

Leonard Cohen said...
'Dance Me to the End Of Love' ... it's curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has a kind of grain or seed that somebody hands you or the world hands you and that's why the process is so mysterious about writing a song. But that came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also. And they would be playing classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt. So, that music, "Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin," meaning the beauty there of being the consummation of life, the end of this existence and of the passionate element in that consummation. But, it is the same language that we use for surrender to the beloved, so that the song — it's not important that anybody knows the genesis of it, because if the language comes from that passionate resource, it will be able to embrace all passionate activity.


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Dance Me To The End Of Love, here covered by Kate Gibson.
And yes, I first heard it in the movie "Strange Days".

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