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Artists Who Covered Their Own Songs?

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

  1. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident

    How has nobody mentioned this yet?

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  2. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Todd Rundgren/Nazz - Hello It's Me
    Little Feat - Willin', Truck Stop Girl
    Ventures - Walk Don't Run/Walk Don't Run '64
    Frank Sinatra - Numerous Songs Columbia, Capitol and Reprise versions
     
  3. How could I forget his 47,000 different versions of 'Josephine'? ;)
     
  4. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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    Jimi Hendrix - Stone Free
    The Clash - Capitol Radio
    John Fogerty - Change In The Weather
     
  5. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    James Taylor famously re-recorded "Carolina in My Mind" and "Something in the Way She Moves" for his 1976 Greatest Hits album, mostly because Apple wouldn't license the originals to Warner Bros. But those two remakes stand out in their own right and fit in better with the rest of the GH album.

    Neil Diamond re-recorded "You Make It Feel Like Christmas" for his first Christmas album. The original version was on his 1984 album Primitive.

    Diamond also re-recorded "Shilo" when he went from Bang to Uni in 1968.
     
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  6. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    One of the last records by Percy Faith before he died in 1976 was this disco-style remake of his biggest hit, "Summer Place '76," which got some airplay in late 1975:

     
  7. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

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    There was that time Vanilla Ice re-recorded Ice Ice Baby as a nu-metal song.

     
  8. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Forum Resident

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    Cliff Richard re-recorded his first hit "MOVE IT!" in the studio in 1967, 1983, 1995, 2006 and 2015 - all different versions, the 1995 version with an extra verse.
     
  9. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

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    Joni Mitchell did it on two albums: Both Sides Now and Travelogue. Carly Simon did it on Never Been Gone. All three albums were released in the 2000s and feature the two singer-songwriters reimagining some of their best known and loved songs.
     
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  10. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

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    There's the 80s re-recordings of After Midnight by Eric Clapton and Hush by Deep Purple.

     
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  11. RichC

    RichC Forum Resident

    You missed the obvious Springsteen one.... "The Ghost Of Tom Joad," originally recorded by Bruce as the title track of his 1996 acoustic solo album, was redone as a full-blown rock song (complete with Tom Morello solo) for the 2014 album High Hopes.
     
  12. Hookian

    Hookian Forever 80s

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    Ray Stevens has done this quite a bit in his career. In the 80s, he recorded Ahab the Arab and Santa Claus is Watching You, changing the lyrics and arrangement quite a bit. In the 90s he began re-recording 80s hits like The Pirate Song, although these re-recordings amounted to little more than removing the laugh track and speeding up the song a bit. In later years, he's re-recorded some other oldies like Mississippi Squirrel Revival and quite frankly, the quality diminishes each time.
     
  13. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    King's X re-recorded 1988's 'Goldilox' in 2005. They did the instrumental part in one take. I believe the thought was to try and make it the hit it should have been originally...didn't work.

     
  14. RichC

    RichC Forum Resident

    Already mentioned, back on Page 1, in fact.
    Like the SHF would EVER miss an opportunity to reference Sir Paul in a thread......
     
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  15. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Big Country recorded "Ships" for 1991's "Why the Long Face"... and then re-recorded it for 1993's "Buffalo Skinners"!
     
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  16. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Not released on albums, but in 1988 Iron Maiden re-recorded 'Charlotte The Harlot' and 'Prowler' as B-sides.

     
  17. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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  18. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Rejected for The Monkees, became the first big hit for Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Ponys.

     
  19. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Porcupine Tree re-recorded 2000's 'Shesmovedon' in 2005.

     
  20. Alert

    Alert Forum Resident

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    "Midnight Rider" Gregg Allman recorded versions with The Allman Brothers and solo.

    "In the City" Joe Walsh recorded versions with The Eagles and solo.

    "We Got the Beat" The Go Go's re-recorded it when they signed with a big record label.
     
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  21. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

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    Kim Wilde on Never Say Never.
    I think it covers your criteria as it's not fully a covers album, but she does redo more than one song along with new material.

    Personally I like the new version of this song more than the original.

    View From A Bridge


    Original: https://youtu.be/z2gz8WXnSdM
     
  22. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

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    John Entwistle covered his Who songs My Wife and Heaven and Hell on his solo albums
     
  23. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

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    Joe Walsh. . . Turn to Stone was on Barnstorm and then redid for So What

     
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  24. gazzaa2

    gazzaa2 Forum Resident

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    Was going to post that but couldn't remember if it was a studio version on High Hopes or the live version that was recorded. I remember he re-recorded American Skin for that album as well.
     
  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    And the version of "Land of Hope and Dreams" that I think was mostly studio - to "replace" the live version from 2000 - with a live Clarence sax solo flown in since he was no longer around to re-record.

    I wasn't sure if studio versions of songs previously released as live versions counted for the thread!
     

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