Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Allison Crowe Covering the Counting Crows
I listened to the Counting Crows' debut album August and Everything After far too much growing up. I got tired of hearing it everywhere, but it still survived all this time on my Ipod because it is a pretty good album. As for the rest of their cds after that, well, let's just say they make some pretty good coasters.
Sometimes though, an artist can cover a song and bring a whole new life to it, arguably improving on the original version. Perhaps the best example of that that I have heard in some time is Canadian singer Allison Crowe's slowed down take on the Crows' song "A Murder of One" with just a piano backing up her powerful, moving vocals. Check out the sound clip from YouTube below before downloading the track.
Allison Crowe - A Murder of One
Allison also recorded a nice version of "Raining in Baltimore," another song from August and Everything After
Allison Crowe - Raining in Baltimore
There are free downloads of many of Allison Crowe's albums, which are filled with many other great covers, on her website here.
Thanks for checking this out.