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Kangaroo Kev

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Beatles cover songs you prefer
« on: August 04, 2014, 09:24:16 AM »

Beatle songs have thousands of covers, but do you prefer any of them to the Beatles version ?

If you do post them here

I love this


Jack Jones - I Want You
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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 12:35:36 PM »


This one's been mentioned a few times, and I actually kind of prefer it over the original...

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 Fool on the hill


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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 03:18:58 PM »

For me, off the top of my head, only two eclipse the originals:

'I Wanna Be Your Man' - The Rolling Stones
'Give Peace A Chance' (OK, so it's not The Beatles!) - Hot Chocolate Band (Apple, '69)
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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 03:56:31 PM »

Yes, only two come to mind for me as well:

Siouxsie & The Banshees' wonderfully dark and spangly version of "Dear Prudence" (if only The Beatles wispy original had had similar bite):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6rrTROoZIw



And Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas delivered a sharp, stylish take on "Do You Want To Know A Secret?" - The Fabs version sounds plodding and stilted by comparison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYqk5jhjsao



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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 08:26:55 PM »


I think I'll add in Joe Cocker's 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' from 'Mad Dogs And Englishmen' as well. I kind of like it a bit better than the original.

'With A Little Help From My Friends' from 'Woodstock' is another contender, but I think I like the original just as well.

What was that one he did in the 'Across The Universe' movie? 'Come Together'?

A good interpreter.

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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 10:57:22 PM »

I was pretty amazed at this version of Cant Buy Me Love by Buble, I think its fantastic



Michael Buble - Can't Buy Me Love
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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 12:02:46 AM »

I like the Buble version.

Here's one I like a ton more than the Beatles version. Especially since I think the song itself is a filler tune in the Beatles catalog.
The Buckinghams-I'll Be Back


And here's a version I love, but not quite as much as the Beatles.
Kansas - Eleanor Rigby - London Symphony Orchestra

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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 03:59:14 AM »

This one's been mentioned a few times, and I actually kind of prefer it over the original...

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 Fool on the hill

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Sergio Mendes & BrasilĀ“66-The fool on the hill
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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 11:28:28 PM »

I can't think of too many Beatle songs that I prefer a cover version of.  One of the things I like about the Beatles is their overall sound. And the care they put into arrangements.

I'd agree that the Stones version if I Wanna Be Your Man probably wins. But I never liked the song much anyway. And it was only sung by Ringo.

Cocker's She Came in Through the Bathroom Window probably matches the Beatles version for me.

Australian Doug Parkinson did a pretty good version of Dear Prudence. He sings it with a bigger voice than the way John did it. I can't find the original recording on YouTube. Only later live versions.

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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 11:53:54 PM »

I've seen the Stones 'I Wanna Be Your Man' mentioned a couple of times and I cant stand their version. I'm not saying the Beatles version is great or anything, but it pops and swings a bit more for me.

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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2014, 04:47:43 AM »

This one's been mentioned a few times, and I actually kind of prefer it over the original...

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 Fool on the hill

 8)


Klang, and oldbrownshoe if you're watching, the 60s were ripe with fine bands and singers.  Fortunatley we have these videos to stir our memories...


FOOL ON THE HILL - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66





Yes, it was a joy to watch Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 perform...


Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Pretty World (HQ audio)
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Re: Beatles cover songs you prefer
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 03:04:57 AM »

The Long And Winding Road


Olivia Newton-John - The long and winding road

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 10:57:05 AM »

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