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mikelm posted:

Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus?! I dreamt it was over...

On the other hand, a really good cover of DDIO is by Flock of Dimes w/ Sylvan Esso 

Also, FAYF by Glenn Richards

 

 

+1 to Sylvan Esso. I continue to hate the Grande/Cyrus versions (any of them). It's clear by her singing and demeanor that Miley Cyrus has no idea of the meaning of "my possessions were causing me suspicion but there's no proof." A well-meaning performance by a couple of talented but callow kids, who embody the worst of modern pop vocal affectations.

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silent stream posted:

the bar is pretty high for covers of crowded house songs ... but which ones do you like ? here's a couple that pass muster with me ... others ? 

Don't Dream it's Over - I am Kawahi

Don't Dream it's Over - Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus

Fall at your feet - Boy & Bear 

Into Temptation - Paul Kelly (and some bloke called Neil Finn)

How Will You Go

 

I enjoyed the instrumental tinkerings of the Boy & Bear cover, but was not a fan of the vocals at all.

slowpogo posted:

+1 to Sylvan Esso. I continue to hate the Grande/Cyrus versions (any of them). It's clear by her singing and demeanor that Miley Cyrus has no idea of the meaning of "my possessions were causing me suspicion but there's no proof." A well-meaning performance by a couple of talented but callow kids, who embody the worst of modern pop vocal affectations.

I still haven't listened to them, nor do I want to. I appreciate the charitable nature of the covers, I just don't like feeling disappointment with a Finn song.

Here are my favorite Crowded House/Neil Finn covers ... with YouTube videos below.

1. Ron Sexsmith & Jesse Cook - Fall At Your Feet

2. Oh Mercy - I'm Possessed

3. Jeremy Carter - Nobody Wants To

4. Joel Brigginshaw - Not The Girl

5. Marillion - She Goes On

6. Kenneth August - Song of The Lonely Mountain

7. Diesel + The Girl - Fall At Your Feet

8. Susan Boyle - Don't Dream It's Over

9. Boy & Bear (ft Bernard Fanning) - Don't Dream It's Over

10. Shawn Colvin - Private Universe

11. Kit Richardson - Private Universe

 

 

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Add one unlikely cover to the collection.
Tonight in Las Vegas at the first show of the 2024 portion of their residency at the amazing Sphere U2 performed "Don't Dream It's Over"!
A tip-off emerged from U2 fan forums this afternoon that a Crowded House song was was among those rehearsed along with others typically performed by Bono and The Edge during an acoustic interlude in the "Achtung Baby" album performance which is the focus of the residency.
U2 fans attending the shows have been broadcasting performances live on various social media platforms, so with a web link to a broadcast secured I tuned in and sure enough they performed a pretty faithful version of Don't Dream It's Over. Nice to see Bono giving a shout out to Neil Finn after the performance and making a point of highlighting the fact that his mother is from Kilmallock in Limerick... Ireland!
No doubt there should be links to view the performance emerging soon - U2 have rarely covered a full song during the residency to date - possibly only two - and any departures from the script are focused on. I saw them perform a duet with Lady GaGa ("Shallow") and there was a Christmas week performance of Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" but full covers in the largely scripted performance have been rare.
Yer another interesting chapter to the life of THAT song.

https://www.rollingstone.com/m...its-over-1234955546/

U2 resumed their Las Vegas Sphere residency Friday night after a six-week break, and the mid-show acoustic set featured their first-ever live performance of the 1986 Crowded House classic “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” It was dedicated to that band’s frontman Neil Finn, Tim Finn, his brother and longtime creative collaborator, and their mother Mary.

Crowded House have landed many hits on the charts in Europe, Australia, and their native New Zealand over the past four decades. But “Don’t Dream It’s Over” is one of their few songs to make a big impression in America. It’s the only one you hear today on classic rock radio. “There’s two ways of looking at that,” Neil Finn told Rolling Stone in 2021. “Obviously, there’s some a frustration since I know I’ve produced a lot of what I think of as really good quality work over the years. When there’s all this interest on one song, sometimes I want to go, ‘Hey, look over here.'” He continued, “But I don’t dwell on that. I’m actually grateful that that song has done what it has. It seems special…I just think to have a song that has traveled so far is a wonderful thing. The other thing I’m really grateful for is that I actually like the song still. I think there’s some people that are in the unfortunate position of having a novelty song that they wrote become their most famous song. I feel a bit concerned for people in that sense. At least I feel proud of that song.”

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Well let’s just say that the years have been much kinder to Neil Finn’s vocal chords than they have been to Bono’s. A younger Bono might very well have been able to make this sound much more pleasurable.

Back on topic: As a big Marillion fan, I would like to mention their cover of ‘How Will You Go’, that is buried on a wonderful fanclub CD from some 20 years ago:

https://youtu.be/XuVqv2yaiXw?si=kojaxulifX9bfgo_

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