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  Cover version -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cover versions are often sold in (The act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list)) compilations, sorted by (A class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique) genre.
Songs by the original artists which were then successful are called (The appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience) crossovers as they "crossed over" from a fl to a white audience.
Cover versions can also be in different languages; for example, (A genus of Falconidae) Falco's 1982 (A person of German nationality) German-language hit "Der Kommissar" was covered in English by (Click link for more info and facts about After the Fire) After the Fire later in the decade, although the German title was retained.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cover_version.htm   (1829 words)

  
 Second Hand Songs - Home
Find out who performed the original version of a particular song, or who covered that song.
Unlike many related sites, we try to be as complete as possible (not just performer and song title, but also songwriters and original media) and order the data in a reusable and maintainable way.
If you have suggestions, corrections, questions, or if you want to chat about cover songs or related topics, make sure to visit our forum.
www.secondhandsongs.com   (218 words)

  
 Epinions.com - Close Cover Before Striking - 10 Cover songs worth hearing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Occasionally a cover song is clearly just an artist or group messing around with some extra studio time, aspiring to nothing more than a bit of fun.
Generally, a cover song is performed by a younger artist or band playing an older song that influenced them or has some other significance to them.
The cover version has all of the optimism and feeling of the original, but presents it in a much more subdued manner that helps to redefine the song.
www.epinions.com /content_2986385540   (1612 words)

  
 Telegraph | Arts | They did it their way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To qualify, a song had to be well established by one artist, then given a new lease of life by another.
To make this song – so completely associated with Dolly herself – their own was no mean feat for Glaswegian trio One Dove, but they pulled it off with style.
John Coltrane got hold of this hit song, though, and by adding subtly oriental harmonies and choosing the soprano saxophone as the melody instrument, he was able to create a contemporary jazz masterpiece.
www.telegraph.co.uk /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2004/11/20/bmcovercont20.xml&sSheet=/arts/2004/11/20/ixtop.html   (3852 words)

  
 Rocksnobs: Cover Songs
When I was a kid, cover songs introduced me to songs that I didn't know and then I went on to discover the original versions.
Now that I'm thirty, current groups are covering songs of my youth and annoying me. I just need to remember the fact that the kids today will enjoy the same benefits of cover songs that I did and learn to turn off the unfortunate modern versions if they suck.
At the same time that song was big, a group called The Far Corporation had a version of Stairway To Heaven on my Top 40 countdown.
www.rocksnobs.com /2005_06_13_cover.html   (855 words)

  
 Demeri Followed - Biography
As they slowly began to develop their abilities, Matthew and Aaron (A.K.A. Jack) regularly practiced playing cover songs from some of their old favorite bands (counting crows, the cure, etc).
Time went on, and they became discontent with only playing music that other people wrote, so to help them be more original and expressive, they began creating some of their own musical content.
Matthew and Jack went back to playing their favorite cover songs in the hope that it would spark a gift.
www.demerifollowed.com /biogr.html   (405 words)

  
 Epinions.com - The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A saucy jazz cocktail also ably covered by the sassy Anita O'Day, this paean to the Catered Life is doubly delicious as rendered by the Crossover King and the itsy-bitsy chan-toosy with the wee, wee voice.
Not that we don't adore the Divine Miss M, cover queen supreme ("Lullaby of Broadway!" "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy!") But where Bette was sweet, heartfelt and tender, Ida burned a hole through the screen with a smoldering desire I've not since the likes of since.
Sure, her original (cover) rocks: it is the seminal sista battle-cry.
www.epinions.com /musc-review-72AF-7EB5B74-3A10CAB5-prod4   (1623 words)

  
 A Small Victory: great cover songs that weren't   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As you know, I am obsessed with cover songs and nothing makes a cover better than a band remaking a tune that is completely out of character for their genre of music, and then making it their own.
The best cover songs - the imaginary version of Quiet Riot's Mickey notwithstanding - are the ones where the tune is almost unrecongnizable, where the newer artist has taken the song and interpreted it their own way, rather than just making a carbon copy of the original artist's tune.
The Covers project is a database of "covers": songs performed by an artist other than the original performer.
asmallvictory.net /archives/003922.html   (1443 words)

  
 Dirac Angestun Gesept: Cover Songs: My "Top 10" list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was long one of my favorite songs in its original incarnation; when Annie Lennox recorded it, that gave me a second favorite version.
I also have a Richie Havens cover of this, which is sort of a "soul with bongos" version or something.
I suspect much of the power they give to the song comes from their earlier performance of it after the Omagh bombing for a benefit concert.
blogs.ckdhr.com /dag/archives/000156.html   (756 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Songs About Jane: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
SONGS ABOUT JANE is sure to become a classic pop/rock album.Released way back in the summer of 2002 its about time fans and radio stations alike have finally taken notice to this great album.
In English: There are alot of good songs on this cd, and 4 hit singles but, the rest of the tracks on the cd aren't very differnt from the hits.
Songs about Jane is a smooth and cool cd,if you want smooth rock that you can relax and enjoy, you can get it here.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006879E?v=glance   (1522 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Books: 31 Songs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He makes some useful distinctions--these are not songs he loves for their associations so much as particular songs through which he learned more about his capacity for loving songs in general.
Along the way, he talks movingly and intelligently about other matters on which those songs impinge--his relationship with his autistic son, his limited but real capacity for spirituality--but the songs rather than Hornby and his life are his real subject.
The songs selected are not well known - except a couple - and they do not represent songs that remind the author of particular incidents in his life.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0670914266   (1052 words)

  
 Cover songs that sound exactly like the original
Fitz brought up the fact that Hilary Duff and her sister have recorded a cover version of the Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed", which, in case you can't remember, goes, "Vacation all I ever wanted/ Vacation had to get away." Anyway, the thing about it is, it sounds almost exactly like the original.
the worst part is that, while the original hip hop beats of both the songs you sited are absolute classics in the genre, i feel that if either chuck mangione, or enya were dead, they'd be spinning in their graves.
My girlfriend asked how the song went, and I made a joke about how interchangable 80s girl rock pop songs are by singing vacation insteaf of our lips are sealed.
www.byroncrawford.com /2004/06/cover_songs_tha.html   (1061 words)

  
 WABC Musicradio "Music"
First, there is the ranking of the songs and, of course, the titles and artists of the most popular songs of this era.
By weighting each song according to its rank in the weekly surveys he was then able to come up with a point system for ranking the songs for the year.
It includes the ranking of the songs according to the voting and also the year the song was a hit.
musicradio.computer.net /music.html   (886 words)

  
 COVER FIGHT!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Welcome to Cover Fight, a periodic competition wherein people cover songs based on some kind of theme.
The most recent fight was titled "Cover Yourself".
Song Fighters were invited to revisit a song they had created for Song Fight, making it better, or perhaps just different.
coverfight.songfight.net   (46 words)

  
 CD Baby Digital Distribution
If you record a cover version of a song, (meaning your performance of a song that has been released in the U.S. with consent of the copyright owner), you are entitled by law to release your recording commercially, and the owner of the copyright to the song cannot prevent you from doing so.
Keep in mind that the owner of these rights is typically a publisher, and that the owner of the rights in the song is not the same as the owner of the rights to any particular recording of the song.
If you have been distributing a cover song without a compulsory license or an agreement with the copyright owner, you are ineligible to obtain a compulsory license for that recording (!), and you may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties for copyright infringement.
www.cdbaby.net /dd?f=8   (1426 words)

  
 Techdirt:Will It Be Illegal To Cover Songs?
According to this post at LawMeme, over in India, they're debating a bill that would make it illegal to cover a song without express permission from the copyright holder.
They're doing this because producers in India will apparently produce cover songs of popular albums, and then sell them at a discount - sometimes (illegally) underreporting units sold for the purpose of paying royalties back to the original artist.
At least in the US, covered songs (which you seem to favor) are a case of mandatory licensing (which you're against).
www.techdirt.com /articles/20030928/2332249_F.shtml   (348 words)

  
 Cover songs
I see lots of covers on Soundclick, I think that warning is more legal protection for them than anything else.
Depending on the song length, the charge varies but on average its about $.10 a play or download.
I'm in the middle of a project of Kansas covers from their 1st 6 albums and its a bit of a bummer but I don't have any animosity toward Soundclick..its in the interest of the song writer that they are pursuing folks covering tunes.
forum.cakewalk.com /tm.asp?m=357497   (279 words)

  
 Dirac Angestun Gesept: Cover Songs: Some Thoughts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I found the list interesting, because I really enjoy having different versions of a song to compare; the rise of "unplugged" or "acoustic" versions adds an additional dimension, and a good acoustic cover of a song really gets my attention.
The cover songs in my collection come from sources all over the place: movie soundtracks, tribute albums (including tributes to specific albums), cover albums, novelty albums, single-track purchases from the iTunes Music Store, and other places.
In many cases, there isn't a recorded "original" for them to be a cover of; there also tend to be many more versions of a given song, since it seems like everyone wants to have a Christmas album.
blogs.ckdhr.com /dag/archives/000155.html   (285 words)

  
 Eighties Cover Songs
This should of course come to no suprise to most people, some big hits of the eighties were covers as well ("Mickey", "Der Kommisar", "You Keep Me Hanging On" (which was remade into a hit four times so far)).
I have no problem with artists who do a cover of a song in concert, or because they are just starting out and don't have enough original material of their own for a full set of songs.
A lot of early rock songs were covers of old R&B tunes.
www.inthe80s.com /covers/index.shtml   (749 words)

  
 CatStevens.Com - The Cat Stevens World Wide Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The songs of Cat Stevens are as varied as they are wonderful.
They range from the light hearted pop of 1960's hits like "I Love My Dog" to the moving songs of "Tea For The Tillerman." His rhythms were wild and unique, and his vocal delivery one of a kind.
Older tracks were encoded for compatibility with the 5.0 player, newer songs require G2 and are of much higher quality.
catstevens.com /features/covers   (264 words)

  
 100 Greatest Cover Songs / Remakes
The Cover Songs below are in alphabetical order and should be used as a reference for the list above of the 'Top 10 Best Cover Songs'.
So give me your opinions of what cover songs were done much better than the original version.
The '10 Worst Cover Songs' are remakes done much worse than the original.
www.digitaldreamdoor.com /pages/best_coversongs.html   (144 words)

  
 Atrocious Cover Songs | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I think the worst cover of any good song is one that simply tries to replicate the original recording -- in terms of delivery, tempo, key, tone, etc. Both in the commercial pop world and the indie world, there are way too many of those to name.
The song they covered was CCR's Bad Moon Rising, and while this cover has fallen to the obscurity it deserves, it is truly the most awful thing ever.
On the derivative, ridiculous covers side, I just heard some goofass neo-punk wannabes (Atari something?) covering Don Henley's "Boys of Summer." The crunchy soundalike chord structure was bad enough, but the triteness of the singer's phrasing makes it entirely clear that he has absolutely no clue what the hell he's singing.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/28071   (8293 words)

  
 Songs Covered By Deep Purple
Not really a cover as I am not aware of anyone else ever recording this track before Deep Purple, but it appears on this list because it was not written by the group.
The song was credited to one Chester A. Powers (who was really Dino Valenti, later of Quicksilver Messenger Service), but the real composer was an obscure West Coast folk-singer by the name of Billy Roberts.
The intro to this song was often a tune-up time for Ritchie Blackmore after the abuse suffered by his guitar during the marathon work-out of Space Truckin'.
www.thehighwaystar.com /rosas/discog/dpcovered.html   (2410 words)

  
 Acoustic Guitar Music CD (INTERPRETATIONS - Live Recordings of Cover Songs for Acoustic Guitar and Voice)
Let’s record a song someone else wrote, that’s already great to begin with, but let’s do it with [insert ‘modern production approach’ here] to ‘update’ it so we can cash in!” It really bugged me when I heard cover songs that were essentially rehashes of the original.
I was particularly intrigued with the idea of taking piano-based songs and adapting them to an acoustic guitar, arranging them in a manner that retained as much of the song’s instrumental motifs as possible.
What you hear on this recording is 10 songs I recorded at the tail end of this period, all of which were written by artists who thrived in the 1960s and 1970s.
www.intimateaudio.com /interpretations.html   (1426 words)

  
 Neurotic Fishbowl: Burn It - The Spring 2004 Edition
Update: if you don't have 80 minutes worth of cover songs, it's perfectly acceptable to fill up some of the space with the original version of the song and then the cover.
If you're looking for ideas of songs to use, tj pointed out The Covers Project which has a ton of information on covers.
Being a total cover junkie, I was surprised with a couple of the songs on his mix, particularly The Flaming Lips cover of Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Outta My Head'.
www.neuroticfishbowl.com /archives/002655.html   (1775 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Bobs Cover the Songs of...: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is the Bobs' second album of cover songs, done in their inimitable a capella style.
This eclectic ensemble takes songs you thought were perfect and makes you hear them in a fresh, original way.
The result is predictable to all who know the Bobs well from their previous cover album and from their live shows: light-hearted interpretations, musically interesting but at times sparse and hardly complex.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000003L5?v=glance   (639 words)

  
 Shinecat, cover songs
As much as possible, I try to avoid playing the typical songs that most bands over play.
There are lots of great songs that most bands don't do.
Here are some of the cover songs I've played.
www.angelfire.com /co/shinecat/covers.html   (137 words)

  
 METALLICA - Encyclopedia Metallica - Cover tunes
Metallica recorded their first cover version way back in 83 at their first recording session for the Hit the lights demo.
The first years they almost played 50% cover songs on their shows, and today they still perform two or tree at gigs.
The song that they start into right before "King Nothing" on the "Mama Said" single is "It Ain't Like That" by from Facelift.
www.encycmet.com /cover   (1429 words)

  
 The Republic of T. » Blog Archive » Cover Me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That is, songs that were originally recorded by one artist, and then re-recorded by another.
A cover of a Stevie wonder song and one of the few where the cover might (I said might) be better than the origional.
The one and only song he sings that is low enough in range that I can cover it.
www.republicoft.com /index.php/archives/2005/02/15/cover-me   (1024 words)

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