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|01-11-02, 11:40 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Sep 1999
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I Am Sam Soundtrack / Beatles discussion
So the soundtrack to the new movie I Am Sam is out, it's a collection of Beatles covers:
1. Two Of Us - Aimee Mann
2. Blackbird - Sarah McLachlan
3. Across The Universe - Rufus Wainwright
4. I'm Looking Through You - The Wallflowers
5. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Eddie Vedder
6. Strawberry Fields Forever - Ben Harper
7. Mother Nature's Son - Sheryl Crow
8. Golden Slumbers - Ben Folds
9. I'm Only Sleeping - The Vines
10. Don't Let Me Down - Stereophonics
11. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Black Crowes
12. Julia - Chocolate Genius
13. We Can Work It Out - Heather Nova
14. Help! - Howie Day
15. Nowhere Man - Paul Westerberg
16. Revolution - Grandaddy
17. Let It Be - Nick Cave
Has anyone picked this up yet? Now, it's pretty hard to go wrong when you're covering a Beatles tune since the source material is so good, but I can't help feeling this compilation is a little too straight-forward. I'm not for a complete reimagining of these songs, but a Dust Brothers or Busta Rhymes version should would've been interesting. Maybe it just wouldn't have fit the movie.
Also, if you were a rock star, and they asked you to cover ONE Beatles song, which one would you choose??
|01-11-02, 11:59 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Oct 2000
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I'm really interested in hearing the covers by Nick Cave and Stereophonics. Those should be interesting if anything
If I were gonna cover a Beatles song, it'd be Sergeant Peppers.
|01-11-02, 01:40 PM||#3|
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The last three covers in that list REALLY suck. Especially Let it Be. Oh man... but the rest are pretty true to the originals.
|01-11-02, 02:31 PM||#4|
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I imagine if you're a Nick Cave fan the "Let It Be" could be pretty cool, but I do say that without having heard it yet. Although I'm not a huge Beatles covers fan - go for the original, i say - this one has a good selection of talent on it, I might have to check it out. Any reviews yet?
Oh and if I were to cover a beatles song (if I could sing or play an instrument that is) I would have to pick... "Tomorrow Never Knows." Cool song that could be done lots of different ways.
Last edited by The Antipodean; 01-11-02 at 02:33 PM.