Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Whitney “Far, Far Away”

Whitney have released a new 7″ single. One side is “F.T.A.,” an alternate version of the title track from this year’s terrific Forever Turned Around, with a cover of Wilco’s “Far, Far Away” on the flip.

Best Covers: Bombay Bicycle Club ‘F For You’

Bombay Bicycle Club have covered Disclosure‘s ‘F For You’ – click above to listen.

The London-based band were joined by singer Liz Lawrence for their stripped-down take on the dance track, which they recorded during an appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge yesterday (February 27). The song originally appeared on Disclosure’s debut album ‘Settle’

 

Best Covers: PJ Harvey ‘Red Right Hand’

Music from the first five seasons of BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders will be collected in a new double album due out on November 15th.

Notably, the set marks the first-ever commercial release for PJ Harvey’s cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ “Red Right Hand”. The Bad Seeds’ original version has long served as the series’ theme, but in 2014 Harvey was commissioned to cover the song in an effort to make the series seem “less American.”

Best Covers: Beck “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime”

“Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” is a hit ballad single written by James Warren and first performed by the pop band The Korgis, of which Warren was lead singer. He has said it took only 10 or 15 minutes to write, literally singing the first thing to come into his mind, as he played both the chords and melodies on the piano. Warren has also said producer David Lord added the big arrangement and strings.

In 2014, Beck also covered the song for the Michel Gondry film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This cover was also used at the end of episode 12 of the TV series Dollhouse and in episode 4 of Luther.