It’s close to midnight… October 27, 2009Posted by Patrick in Muzak.
Tags: cover version, dermot o'leary, halloween, imogen heap, michael jackson, thriller
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Joey has drawn our attention to this great, and Halloween-appropriate Thriller cover by Imogen Heap, performed over the weekend on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show. It’s strange how well it translates from Jackson’s original to a haunting piano version by Heap. Unfortunately she doesn’t tackle Vincent Price’s ‘rap’ from the original. Ah well, we can only expect so much.
In any case, you MUST hear it. It’s not the best quality, but you can listen and download below.
Imogen Heap – Thriller
Gleeful New Music October 8, 2009Posted by Patrick in Muzak, Televisual.
Tags: Cory Monteith, cover version, Glee, Lea Michele, soundtrack
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One of the new US television season’s biggest hits has been musical comedy series Glee. Each week at least three songs are featured on the show, and this week’s batch have just hit the internets.
This week there’s four tracks, all, as usual, covers of well-known songs.
Firstly, there’s a mash-up of Bon Jovi’s It’s My Life and Usher’s Confessions Pt. II by the boys of the Glee club. Surprisingly, it works really well.
Then the girls take on, again, a mash-up, this time of a more uptempo cover of Beyoncé’s Halo mixed with Katrina and the Waves’ Walking on the Sunshine.
Cast members Lea Michele and Cory Monteith next cover Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown’s No Air. It’s a fairly standard cover without much changes. If you liked the original, you’ll like this, otherwise there’s not much new here.
The final cover is an odd one – Avril Lavigne’s Keep Holding On. They do a really good job on this one, even if the opening does unnecessarily try to live up to their earlier Don’t Stop Believing cover. The backing vocals from the rest of the Glee club make this a cover that actually improves on the original quite a bit.
Glee Cast – Keep Holding On (download)
The episode with these tracks airs tonight in the US, and Glee comes to E4 some time early in 2010, apparently. If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure you do, because it definitely lives up to the hype.