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Old 07-27-2019, 04:33 PM
Corry El is offline
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Leo Moracchioli does interesting heavy metal covers of famous songs on his U-tube channel. It's fun to watch his manic mannerisms, but just listening to them they are often seriously good (and I don't like metal particularly). The production and engineering particularly, the way he layers in all those tracks, playing all the instrument himself. But this cover of 'Sultans of Swing' featuring Mary Spender (another U-tube music personality) is another step above even his usual work. This is one of the best covers of anything I've ever heard.

Footnote: seems some of the other examples given are where people specializing in *performing* songs recorded covers of songs by people who, at the time at least, were songwriters more than performers. I guess it still counts, but...