Everybody watches (or should) the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
“Game of Thrones is an American medieval fantasy television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D.B.Weiss. It’s an adaptation of Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. The series boasts an almost all British cast and is filmed at Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, as well as on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco.”
Here I’m presenting the opening title:
and the thirteen violin orchestra playing (by the same person – it sounds exactly the same):
With Pedro’s last few posts containing covers by himself or his friends (and also David’s), I decided to show him what real covers are like. No, I’m not making them myself, maybe another time 😛
It is obvious that I’m just messing with him, the covers he posted are very well done, especially considering that they’re home-made. But, when I listen to a cover by a proven artist, I expect to hear something of his own in the version. So, don’t expect to hear here copies note by note, but rather very personal interpretations of some good songs. Some are even better than the originals! But I’ll leave that assessment to you..
I’ll start with a song I thought no one could or would cover, Starless by King Crimson. I came across this version by the Unthanks in Pete Sinfield’s (KC’s old lyricist) facebook page, and I was instantly blown away.
(Covers on the left, originals or most known version on the right) Enjoy 🙂
If any of you wants more information regarding the bands on the left, just leave a comment! Most of them have more amazing covers 🙂