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Artists Who Covered Their Own Songs?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Trixmay 988, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Trixmay 988

    Trixmay 988 Demere's Dreams Thread Starter

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    What are some artists/bands that covered AKA recorded different versions of their own songs?

    There are many exceptions to this game that I'd like to point out first:
    1. Entire cover albums don't count.
    2. Reprisals of songs within albums don't count, but if they're found on subsequent albums then they can.
    3. Live versions of songs don't count, neither on dedicated live albums or mixed with studio material.
    4. The group members can change as long as the name of the group stays the same.
    5. If they covered a song written by someone else more than once, I'll allow it.

    I really can't think of many. The only one is Signed D.C. by Love. Originally on their debut album, but done again in 1969 with different musicians with I believe the only remaining member being Arthur Lee.
     
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  2. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Huge fan of alexpop

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  3. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Huge fan of alexpop

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  4. lobo

    lobo Music has always been a matter of Energy to me...

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    One after 909 - the almighty Beatles
     
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  5. CHIP72

    CHIP72 Forum Resident

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    The Byrds recorded three versions of "Why":

    *B-side of "Eight Miles High"/Fifth Dimension version
    *RCA Studios version (unreleased until 1987)
    *Younger Than Yesterday version
     
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  6. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Huge fan of alexpop

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  7. jmadad

    jmadad Forum Resident

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    Gregg Allman covered Whipping Post with his solo band

     
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  8. MrEWhite

    MrEWhite Forum Resident

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    Originally on Youthanasia, re-recorded on United Abominations.
     
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    SoporJoe Huge fan of alexpop

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  10. SoporJoe

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  11. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Fairport have done loads.

    Chris Hillman has done various versions of his songs over the years.

    Gordon Lightfoot has done one or two (not including the Gord's Gold records).

    Jethro Tull re-did a bunch of their winter songs on the Christmas Album.
     
  12. MrEWhite

    MrEWhite Forum Resident

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    Originally a B-side/demo from the Youthanasia days, also on Hidden Treasures as a more finished version, I think.
     
  13. SoporJoe

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  14. BrutandCharisma

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    Don McLean recorded "Castles In the Air" twice. There was the original bluegrass-y version off "American Pie" in 1970 and a slowed down version released in 1981.

    Both versions charted, 10 years apart.
     
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  15. SoporJoe

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  17. burntprairie

    burntprairie Forum Resident

    Ray Price and George Jones did countrypolitan versions of some of their early honky tonk hits. That may have been pretty common among country artists of that era.
     
  18. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Huge fan of alexpop

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  19. SoporJoe

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  20. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Frazier Chorus-Typical/Sloppy Heart/Storm
    Xymox-Blind Hearts/Soul Free
    State of The Union-Fall From Grace
    Bigod 20-Retortion
    Absurd Minds-A Man Received The Answer
    Lightning Seeds-Open Goals/Waiting For Today To Happen/Punch & Judy/Why Why Why/Telling Tales
    The Mock Turtles-And Then She Smiles
    A few Pet Shop Boys/Trans-X.
    Front 242-No Shuffle
     
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  21. ajax25

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    Bonnie Dobson - Morning Dew

    These Albums ...

    At Folk City - Prestige 1962

    Bonnie Dobson - RCA 1969

    Morning Dew - Polydor 1976

    Take Me For A Walk In The Morning Dew - Hornbeam 2013
     
  22. SpudOz

    SpudOz Forum Resident

    Devo re-recorded Girl U Want for 1995's Tank Girl soundtrack. Allegedly the movie's producers wanted to use Soundgarden's grunge cover of the song but they wanted too much money for it. So the producers went back to Devo and asked them to record their own grunge version of Soundgarden's version. In effect, a cover of a cover.

     
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  23. mtvgeneration

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    This is a strange one that I think counts.

    For a movie, Sia did a version of "Elastic Heart" with The Weeknd (not a writer on it) for a movie soundtrack and released it as a single. Two years later she made a solo version for her own album and had a much bigger hit with it.
     
  24. Mju-Sick

    Mju-Sick Well-Known Member

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    Paul McCartney re-recorded songs on the Broadstreet-album.

    And he did Baby's request on Kisses on the Bottom
     
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  25. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident

    Suede recorded two versions of Europe Is Our Playground: first the version on Trash, and then a new version on Sci-Fi Lullabies.
    Blur rerecorded the Parklife track To The End with Francoise Hardy.
     
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