Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Covering your ass: The Carpenters Special

The last time I did a covers blog post was a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away. This is only the second time I'm doing one, and already it's a "special". Maybe, I just might go ahead with the special ones from now on (but first you need to write them more often!). Let's see.

Since The Carpenters were known for sampling and covering others' music and making them umm...better, I've listed a few right here.

Let me know which versions do you prefer!

1. Ticket To Ride

Originally by The Beatles, Ticket To Ride is actually the duo's first single.

2. This Masquerade

Originally by Leon Russell, This Masquerade has been covered and performed by several other artists as well, such as Shirley Bassey and Sérgio Mendes.

3. A Song For You

Another Leon Russell song covered by many, perhaps most famously by Elton John. But you simply can't beat Richard's arrangement and Karen's voice. This cover hits the hardest, maybe due to the reason that she's actually gone.

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