I was searching through my music library today and discovered that I have a bunch of Beatles covers by some quality bands. I hadn’t really listened to them, so i played all of them and realized that I had to share them with you. I have chosen my favorites. Let me know which ones you like…
First off, I have a cover of John Lennon’s famous “Grow Old With Me” by the immortal Postal Service. This song is slower than most Postal Service jams, but still just as emotional. This song was released in Mid-December on a benefit album for Amnesty international. The album, Make Some Noise, features Lennon covers by The Postal Service, The Black Eyed Peas, Snow Patrol, and others. You can buy specific tracks off the album, or buy the whole thing. It’s definitely worth the price and the money goes to a good cause.
The next cover features one of my favorite up-and-coming bands, The Subways. These guys are raw and passionate, but they appear slightly more refined for this cover of The Beatles smash hit, “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”. The track was released on The Subways latest single, No Goodbyes, and is my personal favorite of all of the covers. Check it out.
The last four tracks are all featured on a Beatles tribute album, The Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul, which was released in November 2005. Many popular artists including Sufjan Stevens, Ted Leo, Ben Lee, the Donnas, and Ben Harper cover some great Beatles tracks. I have chosen my four favorite off of the album, but i recommend you go and purchase the whole CD.