Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Pet Shop Covers

A sign of a good cover is forgetting the original and having the cover artist make it their own. It's hard for any cover version of a Pet Shop Boy track not to jar on first hearing because you're so used to Neil Tennant's loquacious tones.

But repeated plays of these three and that thought quickly disappears. They are brilliant performances and arrangements of three well-loved PSB songs.

King's Cross - Tracey Thorn (mp3)
Love Comes Quickly - Memphis (mp3)
It's a Sin - Paul Anka (mp3)

1 comment:

xolondon said...

The Memphis version is a real fave I found at Tremble Clef (read that blog)- isn't it amazing? Esp using the kid.