Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Art of the Cover - Sarah Vaughan's "Songs of The Beatles" (1981)


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 Put that calligraphy pen down now, Sarah!

.... PUT IT DOWWNNNNN!

Damn, looking at all those fucking swirls is making me seasick!

Anyway, it's the, erm ... idiosyncratic and , erm ... quaint cover to a collection of covers; Songs of the Beatles by jazz singer Sarah Vaughan.

Rather surprisingly, this contains versions of modern classics written and originally performed by The Beatles, with contemporary pop/R&B arrangements added to the mix.

"Songs of The Beatles" was recorded in 1977 but was not released until 1981 due to a recording contract problem.

Los Angeles Times jazz writer Leonard Feather awarded the album three and a half stars.






Tracklisting

 1. Get Back
 2. Here There And Every Where
 3. The Long And Winding Road
 4. Yesterday
 5. Hey, Jude
 6. And I Love Her
 7. Eleanor Rigby
 8. Fool On The Hill
 9. You Never Give Me Your Money
10. Come Together
11. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
12. Blackbird
13. Something




















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