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Better Than the Original The Joy of the Cover Version: Documentary which celebrates the role of the cover version in the pop canon and investigates what it takes to reinvent someone else's song as a smash. Through ten carefully chosen cover versions that whisk us from the British Invasion to a noughties X Factor final, this film journeys over five decades to track how artists as varied as The Moody Blues, Soft Cell, Puff Daddy and Alexandra Burke have scored number 1s with their retake on someone else's song. Each of the ten classic cover versions has its own particular tale, tied not only into its musical and cultural context but also the personal testimony of the artists, producers and songwriters whose lives were changed in the process.

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Released: November 06, 2015
Runtime: 60 mins
Genres: Documentary History Music
Countries: UK
Director: David Vincent
Actors: No Famous Actors

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Posted by BellaMia2 5 months ago
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I enjoyed this documentary. Being a lover of music, this was great knowledge to learn about. Definitely worth watching.

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Posted by ReverseEntropy 9 months ago
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This was good. Of course most of the focus is on british music, but yeah it's made by BBC for british TV so that's exactly what you'd expect. Very interesting to hear the origins of these covers, and the thoughts of both the writers and the cover artists on the success of the song. Surprisingly, a very high percentage of them do say that it's 'better than mine.' And not even just to try to seem humble (like you'd expect from the vain bastards lol) it seems like they really do enjoy what the other artist has done with the song, like they hear the changes and they go like 'yeah, i see the direction you're taking it, and I get why you're going that way, it's fuckin' brilliant.' ................................................................................................................................................................................ Anyway 9/10 great documentary, nice quality rip. Thanks OP

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