It seems de rigueur at the moment to reinterpret classic albums wholesale, especially for the UK music monthlies as their free cover disk mounts.
Following Mojo and Uncut both offering recent tribute discs to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and George Harrison, Q magazine have joined the party with Back to Back to Black, an anniversary re-recording of Amy Winehouse’s album featuring amongst others Manic Street Preachers, Hollie Cook, Dry The River, The View and The Temper Trap.
Here are a couple of tasters from it: an ultra-heavy version of the title track from The Cribs and the always lovely Saint Etienne taking on Just Friends. You can buy Q from any decent newsagents or subscribe here.
Download The Cribs –
Back To Black mp3 (from Q Presents Back To Back To Black – A Tribute To Amy Winehouse) Removed by order of someone or other – apparently giving it away free to thousands of folks on a cover disc is OK, just not on the internet.
Download Saint Etienne – Just Friends mp3 (from Q Presents Back To Back To Black – A Tribute To Amy Winehouse)
Try Time & Space Machine’s version of Rehab instead!
Download Time & Space Machine – Rehab mp3 (from Q Presents Back To Back To Black – A Tribute To Amy Winehouse)Follow @madmackerel