Monday, April 10, 2017

The April Playlist: Great Interpreters of Song

Spring. Unpredictable weather, happy thoughts, what was old is new again. To celebrate, we've compiled a playlist featuring Great Interpreters of Song. This is no mere list of great cover songs; rather, we've included artists who, like the great Crooners of old, prove time and again that they can take almost any song and make it their own. The playlist includes two songs from each artist. You'll notice that the secret secondary theme is U2, while the tucked away tertiary theme is Keith Emerson.

1. "Southern Accents" by Johnny Cash (original Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
2. "Love is Blindness" by Sixpence None The Richer (original U2)
3. "All I Want Is You" by Anneke Van Giersbergen (original U2)
4. "Stardust" by Bob Dylan (original Hoagy Carmichael)
5. "Jerusalem" by Keith Emerson/ELP (original William Blake/Hubert Parry)
6. "Lucky Man" by Magenta (original Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
7. "Unchained Melody" by U2 (original The Righteous Brothers)
8. "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (original Nine Inch Nails)
9. "Don't Dream It's Over" by Sixpence None The Richer (original Crowded House)
10. "Little Red Corvette" by Anneke Van Giersbergen (original Prince)
11. "Full Moon And Empty Arms" by Bob Dylan (original Frank Sinatra)
12. "America" by Keith Emerson/The Nice (original Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein)
13. "Wonderous Stories" by Magenta (original Yes)
14. "Paint It Black" by U2 (original The Rolling Stones)

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