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The best Beatles covers (other musicians covering Beatles songs)
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I don’t think any of peacejoytown’s excellent fingerstyle guitar Beatles covers have been posted in this thread yet.  Here is his version of A Day In The Life , and there are many other impressive pieces on his YouTube channel:

 

(Replaced duplicate entry from vkgoeswild that had already been posted in this thread.)

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Ah! I was looking for this thread yesterday for so long! 

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Aretha’s “Eleanor Rigby ” cover is really interesting – she sings it in 1st person, she adapts the melody into a major-key blues, and she leaves out the last line, presu for religious reasons.

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25 June 2019
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@Richard said
And I Love Her played by Viktoriya Yermolyeva (vkgoeswild)  

Yes, good one. I think I posted that somewhere about the forum, can’t remember where though…

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Ah! I was looking for this thread yesterday for so long! 
[David Bowie – ‘This Boy ‘] 

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Here’s another candidate:

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Just an incredible, very jazzy take on the song…

Still heartbreaking ten days off eight years after…

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Just came across this, it is fabulous.

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Endearing cover of I Will – performed by Dahlia Row:

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Beautiful version of Yesterday – performed by Connie Talbot:

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31 August 2019
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Beatlebug said
Just came across this, it is fabulous.

  

Love Josh and his mates….They seem to have such fun that I get jealous……

The attention to detail here down to the few harmonica notes……makes me enjoy the original even more.

I have an email alert for Josh’s stuff so saw this a while back and sent it on to friends……..I’d forgotten about this thread..Thanks for posting.

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From Mike Love’s 2019 album 12 Sides of Summer, quite the rearrangement of George’s Here Comes The Sun

There was something very special about singing Here Comes The Sun — a song that was so meaningful to me and millions of other people — on the album…

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Has anybody else come across Mattiboo’s YouTube channel? I find him remarkable, especially the detail(s) he includes in the notes.

https://www.youtube.com/channe…..JKHfBWHPUg

Edit: Looking back, I see he’s already been ‘discovered’ on about page 19.

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I’ve been reading about The Beatles first professional recording session in Hamburg which I never knew was performed as a live group on a stage and so happened to find this quite good cover of Cry For a Shadow. I’d never really noticed what an intricate guitar part George had and you get a better idea from watching it being played. It shows what a good guitarist George was at this early stage of their career. On the original recording Paul had only been playing bass for a few weeks but it’s a good bass line. This isn’t a perfect cover but if you close your eyes you can imagine being in the Top Ten Club and hearing it live with Pete having his full kit (as he had his bass drum and tom removed for the recording session).

 

https://youtu.be/vLcUDCEDvJo

 

This is also a great recreation. Not quite a cover as they use the original song but maybe the bass has been added.

 

https://youtu.be/ot5KeCm2DE4

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Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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As may have been noticed in other threads, I am on a bit of a kick on Tori Amos covering other artists at the moment, and there are a few Beatles ones worth consideration.

She covered Happiness Is A Warm Gun  on her 2001 album Strange Little Girls. Woven throughout with reports on Lennon’s murder, commentary on the Second Amendment, and comments from the two Presidents Bush, with an almost improv progressive jazz sound straight out of the 70s or 80s, it’s an imaginative recasting of the song. Impressive guitar from Adrian Belew:

In 2016, Tori supplied the vocal for She’s Leaving Home  on Montenegrin classical guitarist Miloš Karadagli?’s album of Beatles covers, Blackbird :

And Beatles tracks have regularly turned up in her live sets over the years.

“When I was ten, I wanted to run away and find him. Robert Plant…” Her own take on She’s Leaving Home , undated, the earliest version I have is 1996 and the latest last year:

From 2005 – Denver, Colorado – we have a haunting take on Let It Be :

And from the same tour – Cary, North Carolina – a version of The Long And Winding Road :

And Penny Lane in Detroit, Michigan:

From the 2001 Strange Little Girls tour we have a take on George’s Something  (I do like how she generally doesn’t change the gender pronouns in these songs):

From 2014, pronouns changed for a change, Here, There And Everywhere  (she does like Paul keyboard-based tracks):

And guess what she played the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway in 2015:

And you get the unexpected, like Rocky Raccoon  in Eugene, Oregon in 2017:

And, of course, you can find multiple versions of a solo Johnny track written for piano (this version recorded 22 September 2001, in the aftermath):

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Here Comes The Sun , In My Life and Here, There & Everywhere by Phil Keaggy & Friends.

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Just saw this in my subs feed:

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 It’s a pretty cool cover, once I got past the weirdness of it.

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It’s got a Yoko vibe to it.

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