Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fleetwood Mac: magic you just can't cover

Most of the artists on a new Fleetwood Mac tribute compilation are a million miles away from capturing the band's pure emotion.
Mac and cheese … Our verdict on tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me. 

The Guardian UK
by Priya Elan

"At the heart of Fleetwood Mac were three astounding songwriters and vocalists who were steeped in blues and folk traditions. Attempts to recreate this magic tend to get lost among the rhetoric of its retelling. Inevitably, the sonic and emotional distance between the cover and original is massive."

"These covers show that many mistake the Mac's bloody-heart-on-sleeve honesty for slick Californian pop.  May I suggest investing in a copy of Tusk instead?"

Read the full review at The Guardian


jeremygloff said...

The sound file I've been waiting for is Marianne Faithfull's "Angel" - both Marianne and Stevie are in my top 5 artists of all time. And "Angel" is one of my favorites. Well, Concord Music posted it:

I hope you put this on the page, curious to see what people think.

Anonymous said...

I checked out your link ^, I think it's just as terrible as all the rest, I couldn't even get through it all; no disrespect to the artist. As the writer of the above article has stated, people just can not cover these songs.

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