Sunday, November 9, 2014

2014 Gratitude Festival Day #9: Covers

Covers. Not bedding or blankets but songs made famous by one artist but then artistically reinterpreted by second artist. Sometimes the best way to spend a chilly Sunday evening in early November is to hang out with your lover and listen to moody covers. So often, I find that I enjoy the reinterpreted version of a song far better that the first run. This is not always the case as some classics should remain just that….a classic…but sometimes….mood and song permitting….I’ve got a lot of love and appreciation for those who can take a second or third pass at something great and produce something just as good as the first. Grateful for how technology has made music so much more accessible. Grateful that I can enjoy a broad collection of musicians and artists on demand and from the comforts of my favorite chair. Grateful that my overall CD collection and exposure to music dramatically increased when I met Burke. Grateful that I can share a few of our most recent favorites below. Should your interests be perked…google and youtube at will….
“You’re the One That I Love” – made famous by Olivia Newton John – made much better by Angus & Julie Stone
“500 Miles” – made famous by the Pretenders - made much better by Sleeping at Last
“Higher Love” – made famous by Steve Windwood - made better Vincent Mc Morrow
“Everybody Hurts” – made famous by R.E.M. – made better by Jasmine Thompson
“Wrecking Ball” – made famous by Sweet Sweet Miley Cyrus – made WAY WAY better by The Gregory Brothers
“Must Have Been Love” – made famous by Roxette – made better by Kathleen Edwards
Blackbird – made famous by the Beatles – never replaced but enjoyed just as much by Sara Niemietz
“Wonderwall” – made famous by Oasis - equally enjoyable when preformed by Ryan Adams
“Crazy” – made famous by Gnarls Barkley – much improved by Daniela Andrade

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