Bowie vs Billy

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Bowie vs Billy

Across the Universe - David Bowie
4
31%
Get Back - Billy Preston
9
69%
 
Total votes: 13

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Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:14pm
Amongst all this, let's not forget how great this was. Shame about Clapton being there but this is brilliant.

Never heard this version before, fantastic. Thanks for posting Heston.

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Sparky wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:14pm
tepista wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:08pm
Here Comes the Night is baddass too!
As is Waterloo Sunset.
I do like that. Could never beat the original but a good reworking. It was totally unexpected at the time, Virgin Radio played it a lot.
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Wolter wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:54pm

I’d say “Hard To Be a Saint...” completely sincerely. It’s fucking great.
It really is. I'd heard Bowie's version dozens of times before I'd ever heard the original!
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Sparky wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:16pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:14pm
Amongst all this, let's not forget how great this was. Shame about Clapton being there but this is brilliant.

Never heard this version before, fantastic. Thanks for posting Heston.
It is bloody excellent mate. I remember watching it at the George tribute concert and along with "I'll See You In My Dreams" by Joe Brown they were the big emotional moments.

I love this...

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Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:04pm
Wolter wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 6:54pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 6:15pm
Surely no one is going to suggest Bowie's I Can't Explain or Friday On My Mind are better than the originals?
I don’t think his Can’t Explain is even close to the original. I prefer his Friday, but that’s a personal preference. I wouldn’t argue it with anyone because I think it’s 100% subjective to me.
OK, I'll let you off this time.

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Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:25pm
Sparky wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:16pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 7:14pm
Amongst all this, let's not forget how great this was. Shame about Clapton being there but this is brilliant.

Never heard this version before, fantastic. Thanks for posting Heston.
It is bloody excellent mate. I remember watching it at the George tribute concert and along with "I'll See You In My Dreams" by Joe Brown they were the big emotional moments.

I love this...

Agreed, that was so good. Just had to listen to it a couple of more times.

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To be fair, didn't Preston play on the original? I know it's not his song, but he at least had a part in the creation/recording.
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Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:14pm
Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
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Inder wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 6:06pm
White Light, White Heat 😎
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Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:17pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:14pm
Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
Bah!
Sorry I just love the lead guitar and drums in the Bowie version.
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Heston wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:17pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:14pm
Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
Bah!
Sorry I just love the lead guitar and drums in the Bowie version.
Bah!

Bowie's version is great. But I'll accept it only as being as good as not better.
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Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:56pm
Heston wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:17pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:14pm
Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
Bah!
Sorry I just love the lead guitar and drums in the Bowie version.
Bah!

Bowie's version is great. But I'll accept it only as being as good as not better.
How do we feel about Van Halen's version? :shifty:
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tepista wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 11:51am
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:56pm
Heston wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:17pm
Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 5:14pm
Best Bowie cover?

I reckon Where Have All the Good Times Gone. It even trumps the Kinks version.
Bah!
Sorry I just love the lead guitar and drums in the Bowie version.
Bah!

Bowie's version is great. But I'll accept it only as being as good as not better.
How do we feel about Van Halen's version? :shifty:
I don't know tep, I think you've really got me there.
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Marky Dread wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 12:26pm
tepista wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 11:51am
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:56pm
Heston wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:17pm


Bah!
Sorry I just love the lead guitar and drums in the Bowie version.
Bah!

Bowie's version is great. But I'll accept it only as being as good as not better.
How do we feel about Van Halen's version? :shifty:
I don't know tep, I think you've really got me there.
Hello,

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*me, reading this thread*

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