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The original vs. the alternate version

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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 03:11 AM
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It's amazing how even the same song can sound radically different when performed under different conditions. Whether it's a different tempo by separate artists, an acoustic arrangement by the same artist or somewhere in between, a new perspective on a song that is in the same musical key and lyrical arrangement as the original can be experienced.

One song I thought was worthy of mentioning was Layla played by the same guitarist (Eric Clapton). I happened to have heard the acoustic version first, unaware until recently that there was a faster rock version.

The first video is Clapton performing the song as part of Derek and the Dominos band.



The second video is of Clapton performing a slower, acoustic version of the song as a solo artist.



Which do you prefer? I personally think the acoustic one has a better feel to it, but I love the guitar riff of the first version.

Do you have a song that has strong original and alternate versions you would like to share?




posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 03:31 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

I like the new version of "Sounds of Silence" by Disturbed better .

www.youtube.com...
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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

Mad World.

Here is the original by British Band " Tears For Fears "




And the remake by American Gary Jules.



They are both good in there own way.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:29 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong
Oh, yes!
I love Gary Jules' version, ever since I first heard it in Donnie Darko. It's beautiful.


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My contribution to this thread is Blue Monday.

Original by New Order:



Cover by Orgy:




edit on 14 6 2016 by kaelci because: woops, 88 version instead of 83.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:31 AM
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Bob Dylan made it amazing, Ministry made it epic.
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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

I like Clapton's acoustic version better and may be why I like the Bluegrass version of Elton John's Rocketman better as well .
But both versions are great ...imo
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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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Another two to compare are ACDC's Thunderstruck .......I like the Bluegrass one better but I think it might have more to do with the optics but it has the sound so .....



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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I think I put this out here before but if your looking for an origional song done massivley differently then....



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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific
Ice Ice Baby "borrowed" the music from Under Pressure by Queen/David Bowie.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: mamabeth

I'm an old hippy but I gotta agree. Their version is raw with emotion. Which matches the subject matter so much better.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:40 PM
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original Ghost in You by Psychedelic Furs

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...remake by Counting Crows

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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

The Kinks. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy. Original.
Queens of The Stone Age. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy. Cover version.
www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: Bobaganoosh



Bob Dylan made it amazing, Ministry made it epic.

True!

Apparently Al Jourgensen insisted they do that cover purely in an attempt to annoy Paul Barker. Lol



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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More Ministry







And more Ministry...




posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: Ruiner1978

I miss them.

They lived in Horseshoe Bay when I was in high school. It was about 25 miles from my town. The parties were not of this world from everything I heard. Then they got run out of town when somebody od'd. Then off to Hell Paso.

Still, a very under appreciated Texas band.



posted on Jun, 23 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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Just found this cover of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun. I thought I'd throw it in here because I thought it was amazing.


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posted on Jun, 23 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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New to the off-topic forums, and this is my first post here. Nice thread!

My choice for a cover which exceeds the quality of a high quality original, would be The Milk Carton Kids' version of 'Wish you were here', as being better than the original, of course by Pink Floyd.

I love both tbh, but the MCK version just seems more elegant...


The cover:




The original:




posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

I was plugging around at Metallica and can't believe I forgot this one.
Not sure I have a preference, I like them both for different reasons.
The original:

Metallica's version:


If I could only listen to one ever again, I wouldn't be able to choose!



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