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  • kastle
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    Stumbled upon this:

    Killing Me Softly

    Good guitar playing but the other guy has some lungs on him!

    Anyone else got any not so well known covers they like?

    edlong
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    This one sprang to mind:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZ4lIKSlmM[/video]

    edlong
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    and this one’s bloody brilliant

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNc5o9TU0t0[/video]

    edlong
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    and this fella has done loads of different ones, of which this is a fair, and good sample:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifG8ae4_Ahw[/video]

    CountZero
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    Hannah Peel – on her Rebox EP she covered Sugar Hiccup, Electricity, Tainted Love and Blue Monday, with just her voice and a musical box programmed by herself. Quite delightful.
    Oh, and she also covered Lenny’s Tune, from an album of Tim Hardin covers.
    I’ll see if I can find some videos.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxRgWNDNEcI&sns=em[/video]
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-6oybwzBOY&sns=em[/video]
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeob-f9ea6U&sns=em[/video]

    CountZero
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    I love this one to bits:

    Gotye cover
    I saw this performed by Shawn at the Union Chapel, and her version blew me away:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAfBlRePO5I&sns=em [/video]
    She’s done lots of outstanding covers, her second album was called Cover Girl.
    She’s not afraid to cover Talking Heads, either:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AikvhOcj1H8&sns=em[/video]

    Premier Icon dknwhy
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    If you’ve got Spotify there’s a really good acoustic session with Skunk Anansie on there. Worth checking out…

    [video]http://youtu.be/1aXuc1VM8aI[/video]

    ‘A real hero’ from the film drive
    Takes a while to get going, but I think this is brilliant

    maxtorque
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    The rather lovely Jennifer Nettles does “Come Together” cover:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1go9SpG_RIU[/video]

    CountZero
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    How about Scarlett Johansson:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5B1HqumqcM&sns=em[/video]
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCGEoshgFw&sns=em[/video]
    (With some help from David Bowie)

    CountZero
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6wGPL-6C48&sns=em[/video]
    A rather lovely cover of Rhianna’s Umbrella, by Mechanical Bride.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Bought this album in the 80s when Tuck looked like a kid! Looks like they’re still going…
    [video]http://youtu.be/nIVjCJ3jNDw[/video]

    I take your scarlett and raise you a Zooey 🙂
    [video]http://youtu.be/YAvnOWc5uD0[/video]

    Premier Icon righog
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    The two that instantly come to mind are

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kwCijARRSE8[/video]

    and

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c745E7T_Wvg[/video]

    EDIT: To be fair they may well be too well know to meet the OP’s brief.

    Premier Icon righog
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    I guess this one is not everyone’s cup of tea but I love it.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0W7gSNGawM8[/video]

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Not strictly acoustic, but i think it’s within the spirit

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzIQquWxyK4[/video]

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Sky Arts 1 right NOW. Johnny Cash showing how acoustic covers should be done. Amazing.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy1aPLHJ_Ws&feature=player_detailpage&list=UU6meHmAw1Eepjnz8tAERQgQ[/video]

    On his youtube channel there is some just extraordinary playing, as well as a cover of ‘Genie In A Bottle'(as in Aguilera) with him doing loads of oldskool magic tricks in the video. The man is a genius.

    Premier Icon righog
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    More in the spirit of what the OP was after I reckon Leesha Harvey, 😀

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Cu0rr_7HCZ4[/video]

    MarkBrewer
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    Found this a while back while looking for something else and quite liked it.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2PylYf7ZUk[/video]

    Not sure if it really counts as a cover but I love this acoustic version of Zero 7’s Home

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjXCMiLASR0&list=PLEE75B86CB369DA9F[/video]

    Mary Hinge
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcXYz0gtJeM[/video]

    Nirvana Unplugged – Where did you sleep last night

    Haunting, especially when Kurt topped himself shortly after.

    hammy7272
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    Loving this thread, really like the first one righog.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Don’t forget to label your video please as they don’t show up on pads/phones.
    Thang you ver much.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I absolutely love this. Elbow’s cover of Massive Attack’s Teardrop.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l9Q2m1P4Xo[/video]

    MrSmith
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    [video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GX8ZSUL8C8w&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGX8ZSUL8C8w[/video]

    When doves cry. The be good Tanya’s

    Premier Icon righog
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    You can thank me later 😉 Jess Greenberg Highway to hell

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2RZXeQc5HU[/video]

    Oh go on then…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0gt5cEY6PKw[/video]

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RGHCkdGrYU[/video]

    Premier Icon righog
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    Bob That is Brilliant.

    zzjabzz
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STxcwDeX2SY[/video]

    Try:

    Richard Thompson – ‘oops I did it again’

    June Tabor and the OysterBand – ‘Love will tear us apart’

    Love this.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M[/video]

    Premier Icon righog
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    OK

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=V4WGsMplGxU[/video]

    duntstick
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    Geek in the pink (MRAZ) Ortopilot always funks up my day 🙂

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8okGMK-g7E[/video]

    Milkie
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    I’m loving this at the moment:
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTwfLCxZS1E[/video]
    Although I’m not sure if it is a cover.

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    righog – Member
    Bob That is Brilliant.

    Yeah I keep coming back to it. Absolutely superb. They’ve also posted a very cool cover of that Lady Gaga/ Beyonce song Telephone

    eltonerino
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    Not quite acoustic but
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcpgWWxMjVI[/video]

    or

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkky2xDXT88[/video]

    Premier Icon righog
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    Under the Bridge HARDKISS

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZcHWFC4RIo4[/video]

    razorrazoo
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0FkneJxrMM[/video]

    Only audio on this, it’s a killer though.

    timb34
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    Hang on there – if ukelele versions are in, then Gus & Fin must be considered:
    Gugug – Blitzkrieg Bop
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNFpOh2seqo[/video]

    Premier Icon andygreener
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    Check out Ryan Adams – Wonderwall from Love Is Hell Part 1.

    smcicr
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    The Civil Wars doing Billie Jean is something to behold. To be fair I love them generally – bit of a sucker for harmonies but still – it’s top drawer.

    smcicr
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    Ref the above, The Civil Wars linky:

    Premier Icon nim
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    Loving this one, Ryan Adams covering Iron Maiden’s Wasted Years.

    badllama
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    Love this

    [video]http://youtu.be/MN-uJtL374c[/video]

    The orginal with the band 😀

    [video]http://youtu.be/hgY-gjpottE[/video]

    CountZero
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    An unusual cover of I Predict a Riot: [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPux9UNLmNI&sns=em[/video]
    Miss Apple does The Beatles: [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ5WPXxNzPU&sns=em[/video]

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