Excellent Covers of Songs
33 7.81. The Basement Tapes - Bob Dylan,The Band, Bob Dylan and the Band
They say ev'ry man needs protection,
Dylan wrote it, The Band popularized it and many others have covered it. But my favorite version of I Shall Be Released is sung by Nina Simone. When she sings about freedom, you feel it. Her version has such a haunting but beautiful aura about it.
I also recommend Jeff Buckley's version. My least favorite would have to be Jack Johnson because he makes it sound like "Don't Worry, Be Happy".
1096 7.32. A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
1 03. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
if it's true please tell me dear?
Do you plan to let me go
for the other guy you loved before?
Though technically Gladys Knights and the Pips released I Heard It Through The Grapevine first, Marvin Gaye's is still the most well known. I love girl group sound that GK and the Pips have with this song and how it sounds so cheerful despite the lyrics.
I also love the Creedence Clearwater Revival version.
320 84. Mezzanine - Massive Attack
Love, love is a verb
Most covers of this song are pretty good but I especially love how Faulkner blends his vocals in the middle.