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Stevie Wonder v The Beatles

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Newer Dave, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Newer Dave

    Newer Dave Guest

    Sep 12, 2018
    London, UK
    According to the courier company, the new bass should arrive in the next 4 or 5 hours.

    In the meantime, between perusing information about how to set the thing up and the first things I'm going to play, I thought I'd start another comparison thread. Original is by The Beatles, cover is by Stevie.

    But which one is the best?

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  2. Anything by the Beatles, then covered by another artist, is always better by the other artist, regardless of who the other artist is! No matter how bad their version is perceived, it's bound to be better than the Beatles!
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  3. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Are you mad?
    Clearly the definitive version is this one...:D

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  4. Newer Dave

    Newer Dave Guest

    Sep 12, 2018
    London, UK
    It's like being in the Judean Popular People's Front. There's always a splitter. :roflmao:

    Mind you, I'm definitely getting one of those jigsaw jumpsuits.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2018
  5. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I love Stevie Wonder but don't care for that version of the song.
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
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  7. Newer Dave

    Newer Dave Guest

    Sep 12, 2018
    London, UK
    Never heard that Deep Purple version before. Love it. :thumbsup:
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Chaka Khan with the great Greg Philliganes on synth bass!
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    DP MkI did some covers on their earliest albums... "Help", "River Deep/Mountain High", "Hey Joe", etc.
    "Hush" is a cover.
  10. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    How about this one - William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

  11. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    You had your troll thread for the day. Just wait for your bass quietly and stop tapping the fishtank. :D
  12. I think, as pop songs go, this is one of Macca's better offerings, and would probably sound good in the hands of just about any competent pop artist. You can put unique stamps on it, but a good song is a good song, period.
  13. Newer Dave

    Newer Dave Guest

    Sep 12, 2018
    London, UK
    IT'S ARRIVED!!!!! :hyper::hyper::hyper::bassist::bassist::bassist:


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  14. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Praise Ringo!
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  15. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    "we can work it out" has always been one of mt favorite Beatles tunes
  16. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    No! NO NO NO!
    The definitive version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is this!
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  17. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Didn’t the Beatles start off as a cover band?
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  18. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    Totally agree. And I particularly like this song because it's one of the handful of Lennon/McCartney tunes that was actually a collaboration. The melodic and optimistic verse and chorus are classic Paul, while the introspective bridge, with its observation on mortality, is classic John. No wonder there are so many worthwhile covers.
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  19. Pimpernel Smith

    Pimpernel Smith Supporting Member

    May 25, 2012
    In the Pond
    William Shatner is the benchmark of cover songs.
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  20. Newer Dave

    Newer Dave Guest

    Sep 12, 2018
    London, UK

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