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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Cover track #4

George Harrison seems to have fared particularly well with covers. Of course, all Beatles songs have been covered to death, but the quality of the Harrison covers is especially striking, and certainly his track Something falls in to that category. And this post is about Nina Simone's pretty take on Here Comes The Sun.

Released in 1971, Simone was coming towards the end of her peak years, though only 40 years old. Her iconic, but fractured vocals lend the already evocative lyrics a real sense of desperation and hope. It's a beautiful interpretation, and one well worth recommending here.

It's taken from the album of the same name, a collection of covers featuring My Way, Just Like A Woman and Mr. Bojangles, as well as the title track. It's available on iTunes.

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