I adore a good cover! The following are the ones that really amuse me.
I'm On Fire by Carbon Leaf, covering Bruce Springsteen. They do this one a lot live, this particular version is from a set they did for iTunes. It can be found here. I am not a big fan of the original (I have issues with Bruce's voice), but this I love.
Bron y Aur Stomp-She Talks to Angels by Carbon Leaf and Toby Lightman, covering Led Zeppelin and the Black Crows. This was released on the band's webiste, it's from a concert they did in Colorado earlier this year. I was lucky enough to be there and it blew me away.
The Gambler/Another Brick in the Wall/Country Roads by Carbon Leaf, covering Kenny Rogers, Pink Floyd and John Denver. Once more, found on their webiste. Totally insane selection but it works surprisingly well! Really!
Ever Fallen In Love by Thea Gilmore and a second cover by Pete Yorn. Covering the Buzzcocks. The Thea version can be found on her Loft Music and the Pete on the Shrek 2 soundtrack. Two very different takes on a pretty amazing song.
The Spaces In Between by David Ford, covering Ben Christophers. Words cannot express how much I adore David Ford. This song is from a bootleg, his new album can be found here and is so very good. Not only is this a pretty nifty song, it introduced me to Ben Christophers as well.
Perfect Day by Kirsty McColl and Evan Dando, covering Lou Reed. The album can be found here. A very nice duet, quite different from the original.
Dagger Through the Heart by Sinead O'Conner, covering Dolly Parton. The album can be found here. This is one of those songs I did not expect to be good. I was oh so very wrong, this simply kicks ass.
Season of the Witch by Richard Thompson, covering Donovan. The album can be found here. I found Richard through a cover, it's especially apt that he be on this list.
Tweeter & the Monkeyman by the Headstones, covering the Traveling Wilburys. This is an acoustic version,the non-acoustic version can be found on their debut album here though.
If I Had a Hammer by Gord Downie, covering Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. Gord is the lead singer for the Tragically Hip. This is another one I did not expect to like. It's loads of fun though. The album's here.
Alison-Living A Little, Laughing A Little-Tracks Of My Tears-Tears Of A Clown-No More Tearstained Makeup-Clowntime Is Over by Elvis Costello. Covering the Spinners, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and Martha & the Vandellas. From the now out of print Costello and Nieve set, really good stuff. Mostly Elvis on guitar and Steve Nieve on piano.
Dancing Queen by Luka Bloom, covering ABBA. From his very cool Keeper of the Flame album, this is a very different take on the ABBA song! I love the viola in the background.
Boots of Spanish Leather by Martin Simpson, covering Bob Dylan. A very lovely cover. The song is found here.
Almost Blue by Alison Moyet, covering Elvis Costello. My god, this woman has the most amazing voice! This is found on her marvelous album, Voice.
Beat the Retreat by June Tabor, covering Richard Thompson. Speaking of fantastic voices. This is the cover that I discovered Richard Thompson through. Much faster than the original and oh so good. It's from this.
Honkey Tonk Women by the Pogues, covering the Rolling Stones. Delightfully rude and a major improvement on the original! It's off of this.
Lullaby of London by June Tabor, covering the Pogues. Again, much faster than the original. Most amusing though! Can be bought here.