eclipsed check: 100 top cover songs
You turn on the radio, and there it is again, this déjà-vu: I know that, I've heard that before... Cover songs are omnipresent! In the best case, such a recording is not simply old wine in new tubes, but an ambitious transmission that reveals new facets of the song. We've gathered 100 songs to which this applies.
About the Art of Covering
When it comes to cover versions, there is probably no better contact than Blues-Hotshot Joe Bonamassa. On his seventh solo album "The Ballad Of John Henry" the singer/guitarist once again proves his feeling for a very special new interpretation. But this is not the only reason why the 31-year-old US-American is currently one of the most exciting (live) artists on the blues and rock scene.
He's as American as Coca Cola, Elvis or the Grand Canyon. Nevertheless, The Boss does not see the USA through patriotic glasses, but seeks critical dialogue. And that for 35 years, 15 albums and seven presidents. A tradition that he continues shortly before his 60th birthday - and at the same time tries something completely different: It shows the private Springsteen, which always slumbered in the shadow of its own myth.
...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
The Genius of the Unfinished
The music industry anticipated the general economic crisis by years. Many bands were like the banks. They had speculated on the global market, and suddenly they were gone. Trail Of Dead are among the few who saw the crisis as a chance.
40 years Twin Guitars
Wishbone Ash has been part of the international rock elite for 40 years. Their trademark: the Twin Guitars. They are the ones who give wings to their songs. Recently their classic "Argus" was released as a new recording under the title "Then Again Live". Time for a look back.
The pleasant cliché
They are truly indestructible: Nazareth has been living rock'n'roll for forty years now. And the two original members Dan McCafferty and Pete Agnew don't make any effort to say goodbye to the big stage yet. eclipsed met the guys shortly before their gig in Augsburg.
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - A Space Full of Violins
The Electric Light Orchestra was formed from the British beat band The Move. Multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood, up-and-coming Birmingham talent Jeff Lynne and drummer Bev Bevan wanted, according to Lynne, "to pick up where the Beatles left off with 'I Am The Walrus'". They combined classical avant-garde with rock and performed this mixture on instruments like cello, violin and oboe..
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JEFF BUCKLEY - HALLELUJAH
A song that became a classic as a cover version: Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is an ode to spirituality and art that first became known through the transmissions of John Cale and especially Jeff Buckley.