Saturday, 22 December 2012

Free mixtape - 12 x 12 #6 - the cover versions

The week of mixtape giveaways comes to an end with this - my selection of the best cover versions to have come out this year. While some of these might not be surprising - Patti Smith covering Neil Young say, or Lana Del Rey doing Blue Velvet - there are some really unusual covers here. Who'd have thought that 2012 would see The Afghan Whigs covering Frank Ocean, or Oberhofer channelling Kanye West? The mix ends with a frankly astonishing version of The Low Anthem's Charlie Darwin by Tom Jones which proves that there's still life in the old dog yet. Just click on the mixtape above to listen to it, or right click to download it. Here's the tracklisting:

  1. Chromatics - Into The Black (Neil Young cover)
  2. Oberhofer - Runaway (Kanye West cover)
  3. The Afghan Whigs - Lovecrimes (Frank Ocean cover)
  4. The Rosebuds - No Ordinary Love (Sade cover)
  5. Chet Faker - No Diggity (Blackstreet cover)
  6. Gang Colours - Fill Me In (Craig David cover)
  7. Sufjan Stevens - Alphabet Street (Prince cover)
  8. Prince Fatty - Got Your Money (Ol' Dirty Bastard cover)
  9. Hackney Colliery Band - Jericho / Out Of Space / No Good (Prodigy covers)
  10. Lana Del Rey - Blue Velvet (Bobby Vinton cover)
  11. Patti Smith - After The Goldrush (Neil Young cover)
  12. Tom Jones - Charlie Darwin (The Low Anthem cover)

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