24 Sep

St Etienne – Only love can break your heart

I think I might have mentioned that I am on holiday and as I am on one of the Balearic islands, I thought I would go for a Balearic classic and what I consider to be probably the best cover version of all time.

Pretty much everyone knows this tune and I have heard it thousands of times, but it still amazes me every time I play it. I also love the Neil Young original, but I love the way that while this sounds so different, they have kept and accentuated some of the key melody parts and also kept the overall tone of the original. So many covers are such straight versions/copies. This for me, really sums up the point of doing a cover version and also sets the benchmark for how it should be done. Plus i love the video, it really catches that time. Classic.

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