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This thread is a place to post epic cover songs. This means that the cover exceeds the original in some manner, or just brings a unique, appealing twist to the original. Below is a pretty well known example to get the thread started. While Bob Dylan originally wrote and performed "All Along the Watchtower", many people (myself included) prefer Jimi Hendrix's version.

When posting, please also try to post the original artist's performance so others have something to compare your chosen cover to.


 

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I'm biased because Ghost is one of my favorite bands, but I love their version of it.
 

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@ENIGMA2019 Canons is one of my favorite new discoveries. Their original material is great, but they have a few great covers too...

@Sily There are a few awesome songwriters (like Leonard Cohen and John Prine) that had abysmal singing voices, but insisted on performing anyway. My favorite Cohen cover...

@Stagger Lee Um, who the hell is Primal Scream? They sound great.

@taixfai I'm actually a fan of the original Ellie Goulding song, though the quality of her work has declined in the past few years. I Am King did a great job with it...

I'll leave y'all with a metal Cream cover, with cellos...
 

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I love it too! Used to listen to it constantly. I was surprised how good the cover was.

edit. Technically I think the vers. I liked was a remix.
 

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This is going to be the story of "Pancho & Lefty".

There was this fantastic songwriter. His name was Townes Van Zandt.

He wrote one of my favorite songs ever "Pancho & Lefty". He lived till 1997. He died from health problems stemming from substance abuse (heroin/alcohol).

In the 70s, Emmylou Harris covered his song "Pancho & Lefty" on her album Luxury Liner. I played it non-stop on my 8-track player in my car. This was around '76, '77, '78.

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard recorded the song "Pancho & Lefty" and had a hit in '83. Towns Van Zandt can be seen in this video twice. Playing cards and playing his guitar.

This song is one of my husband's favorite karaoke songs and he also plays it on his guitar.

I'll post Emmylou's version because it is my fav, then I'll post Townes' version.


 

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This might be hard to believe but I love Miley Cyrus' version of These Days by Jackson Browne better than Jackson's.

Jackson Browne wrote These Days when he was just a kid in high school, in the 60s. Then he went to NYC, played back-up guitar for Nico (of The Velvet Underground) and SHE recorded it. It's been in a load of movies.


 

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@Sily My first exposure to Townes was, of course, a cover.

@ENIGMA2019 Been following Meg Myers for years now...great talent, and a great cover. That said, I love the original by Kate Bush as well. I haven't followed Dave Gahan's solo career at all, though I've been listening to Depeche Mode for years.

Here's another cover, followed by the original...


 

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@Sily My first exposure to Townes was, of course, a cover.

@ENIGMA2019 Been following Meg Myers for years now...great talent, and a great cover. That said, I love the original by Kate Bush as well. I haven't followed Dave Gahan's solo career at all, though I've been listening to Depeche Mode for years.

Here's another cover, followed by the original...


Most are not aware of that. Heard this one?

Have you ever watched Walk the Line?

Walk the Line (2005) - IMDb

Only other one that had me like - wow- I completely got wrapped up in them being that person was
Ray

Ray (2004) - IMDb

Jamie Foxx blew it out of the water imo
 
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