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Old 6th Apr 2020, 01:59
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The second best version of a great song...

This is the second best version a rather famous song.
seen it live, loved the original, but this is ... well, the second best and it's darned good with a little help from his friends.

I've seen the band live a few times, they really can kick it. As I review their catalogue, I realize, they won't be making any more albums. La Futura was I think titled ironically. They went back to basics to tell us good bye.

What song's second best version would you like to share?
Dylan's All Along the Watchtower was, for my money, the second best. (Hendrix killed it)
Nine Inch Nails' Hurt was second best: Johnny Cash took ownership of it.

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Lulu's version of The Man Who Sold The World, David Bowie said it was better than his original version, he was on it with her though.

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I realise they are probably not a band near the top of many peopleís playlists but give this a chance (even if you donít like the video).

Even Ken Bruce on Radio 2 had it as his song of the week a couple of years back.


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I know Billie Eilish isn't everyone's cup of tea but this Ska-punk version of Bad Guy is in my opinion superb. Bouncy, upbeat and difficult not to tap a foot to.
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
I realise they are probably not a band near the top of many people’s playlists but give this a chance (even if you don’t like the video).

Even Ken Bruce on Radio 2 had it as his song of the week a couple of years back.

https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4

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Better than Dylan's.

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I have never been able to stand Bob Dylan at all, but he did write some good songs!

So any of his songs covered by someone else gets my vote...
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I recently discovered, on YouTube, “RocKwiz”, a sadly defunct Australian TV show. There was a resident band with invited singers. They also had the Bull sisters, who are amazing. Some of the covers on there are absolutely stunning. I recommend a search for them.

One of those covers led me to this, Beth Hart singing and Joe Banamassa on guitar. I found it totally enthralling.

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Only saw this for the first time yesterday, thought I would share it.
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​​​​​​​I will always love you

Surely got to be Whitney Houston and 'I will always love you' - has become the definitive version of the song. Originally written and recorded by Dolly but nowhere near as successful.

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Have to agree with the choice of All Along the Watchtower by Hendrix. That was the track that turned me on to Hendrix. At the time, Dylan must have thought "Christ! What can I do next?" To be fair to Dylan though, some of his tracks just wouldn't do for copycat versions. "Hurricane" & "Maggie's Farm" for example.
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Originally Posted by ATSA1 View Post
I have never been able to stand Bob Dylan at all, but he did write some good songs!

So any of his songs covered by someone else gets my vote...
WRT my post about "Rockwiz", here's one:
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Thanks for the suggestions so far, some good stuff!
Keep 'em coming!
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I can't decide if this is second best or actually the best version or this song.
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Trent Reznor has said this song now belongs to J R Cash, so surely Nine Inch Nails is the second best version!
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
I realise they are probably not a band near the top of many peopleís playlists but give this a chance (even if you donít like the video).

Even Ken Bruce on Radio 2 had it as his song of the week a couple of years back.

https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4

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Pentatonix are close 2nd!
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Cher also recorded an excellent version of 'All I Really Want To Do'. [CONSPIRACY] I've always thought that the responses were actually sung by Sonny - it sounds like his voice. Were there contractual reasons why he is not acknowledged? [/CONSPIRACY]

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For me the Song "Hey Joe." has all sorts of associations some of them deeply unpleasant but this is a very special version - Echos of several classical themes in this performance - Absolutely brilliant


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Never been very keen on Dylan or Springsteen but both had songs covered by Manfred Mann's Earth Band which I liked very much...
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