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The best Beatles covers (other musicians covering Beatles songs)
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Three covers from 2005 by one of my favourite bands, the Cowboy Junkies.

The first two are from their album Early 21st Century Blues.

The first is a version of George's Isn't It A Pity . It doesn't stray too far from the original, maybe a little more mournful:

The second, John's I Don't Want to Be a Soldier, deviates further from the original as they invite Rebel to add an original rap section to the song:

Third up, probably from the same sessions, is a Beatles cover that appeared at the end of the year on a various artists album, This Bird Has Flown, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rubber Soul .

What happens when a female vocalist takes on the misogynistic Run For Your Life but changes the gender?

Holy feck! I'm running...

A stunning cover, but whereas the Beatles version gets a lifted-eyebrow for it's dodgy gender politics, this remarkable reinvention is psychotic. It could almost be the theme song for Glenn Close's "bunny boiler" in Fatal Attraction!

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

 

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Superb harmonies and plenty of fun in this acoustic cover version of If I Fell :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M_EbhzN39s
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RECOVER is a new FACT series in which our favourite artists reinterpret songs by their heroes.

For the series’ first episode, south London musician Kwake Bass (featuring additional vocals by Dewey) jammed out to Radiohead's 'Idioteque' and left us stunned.

On our second episode, French multi-instrumentalist and all round musical mastermind Jacques steps up with his own rendition of The Beatles' 1968 track 'Blackbird '. Jacques' cover – which makes full use of his guitar, effects pedals and loopers –doesn't disappoint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slpXP-7U90o

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