Tribute Albums That Don't Suck

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  1. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Go ahead and list some good ones in any genre. I have a few gems that have held up over the years.

    Till The Night Is Gone : A Tribute To Doc Pomus
    Duke Elegant by Dr John
    Giant Tracks : A Tribute To Gentle Giant
     
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  2. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    I'll have to consult my lists, but there's definitely a few I love.
     
  3. doubleknotspy

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    Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye - Roky Erickson
    Weird Nightmare - Charles Mingus
     
  4. PacificOceanBlue

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    Ozzy Osbourne / Randy Rhoads: Tribute
     
  5. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway “Tell me sir what do you think of Rainbow Ffolly?”

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    Does the first half of Todd Rundgren’s Faithful count? If so, then that one!
     
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  6. Culpa

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    Return of the Greivous Angel doesn't suck.

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  7. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk If You Fly A Flag Of Hate You Ain't No Kin To Me

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    Holly Cole - Temptation (Tom Waits)
    John Hammond - Wicked Grin (Tom Waits)
    Grazyna Auguscik - Man Behind The Sun: Songs Of Nick Drake
    Ben Sidran - Dylan Different (Bob Dylan)
    Jose James - Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
    Macy Gray - Talking Book (Stevie Wonder)
    The Mattson 2 - Play A Love Supreme (John Coltrane)
    Bob Belden - Miles Espanol: New Sketches Of Spain (Miles Davis)
    Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
     
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  8. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Perhaps my favorite Tribute compilation is Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films.

    It’s a 1988 tribute album recorded by various artists performing songs from Disney films.

    Produced by Hal Willner, it’s one of the many tribute albums he has compiled.


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  10. Chris DeVoe

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  11. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    I'm not a big fan of many tribute albums...

    Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive and The Duke, done from the heart, and for me, I hear it.
     
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  12. Chris DeVoe

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    Holly Cole - Temptation

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    I know some Tom Waits fans hate it, but I thought it brought out his skill as a lyricist for those who might never listen to him as a singer.

    I love this version of I Don't Want To Grow Up. I also love the original, and fortunately in this universe one does not negate the other.

     
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  13. ponkine

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    Many from the jazz and related!. They're easily the best

    One great example - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook

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  14. Greenalishi

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    It's great , love the Holly Cole one.
     
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  15. ponkine

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    King Kong - Jean Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa

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  16. TakiJones

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    Concert for George (Harrison).

    Does that count?
     
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  17. Chris DeVoe

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    Here's an obscure one. It was made by a friend of mine, Tom Dunning, and licensed with a program for limited numbers of copies, so there were only ever 1000 copies.

    I Wanna Be Kate

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    The most successful covers were the ones that changed things up, like this version of There Goes A Tenner that traded the Cockney slang of the original for American gangsta.

     
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  18. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway “Tell me sir what do you think of Rainbow Ffolly?”

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    Nilsson Sings Newman!!
     
  19. ponkine

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    Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Songbook

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  20. c-eling

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    Recovery >For You<
     
  21. c-eling

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    Marsheaux-A Broken Frame (Depeche Mode)
     
  22. Finch Platte

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    Oh man. I borrowed that from the library and discovered a new height of awfulness.
     
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  23. Sebastian saglimbenI

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    "WHORE"....A MULTI ARTIST TRIBUTE TO WIRE!!
     
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  25. AlienRendel

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    The Bridge - A Tribute to Neil Young
     

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