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Old 06-17-2012, 02:48 AM
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Default Re: Better than the original

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Originally Posted by Lovetadraw View Post
Marilyn Manson's covers of Sweet Dreams and Tainted Love.

Nirvana's cover of The Man Who Sold the World.

Lacuna Coil's cover of Losing My Religion.
lol - I liked the originals better in every one of these.


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Originally Posted by Masheanhed View Post
Roberta Flack's version of "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" better than Ewan MacColl's.
For sure. Actually, I enjoy my band's version more than EM's original too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2YfdbaL_oA

Agree about Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt too. A similar approach was taken by Gary Jules's cover of Tears for Fears's Mad World for the Donny Darko Soundtrack. I don't think it's better so much as it does what all the best covers do - it captured a feeling within the song that the original didn't.

A great example of this was John Cage's cover of Elvis's Heartbreak Hotel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Bn0Kq7rls - I never realised how dark the lyrics were until hearing this version. Absolutely love it.
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