It Was Five Days Ago Today


Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth Twenty Five euro on offer,  we asked you to choose a cover of a Beatles song that improves on the original.

You entered in your Beatlemaniacal dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

Kermit and Robin – Octopus’s Garden

Daily Chainsaw writes:

Why? It’s the Mupppets, you muppet!

Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison and Prince – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Leopold Gloom writes:

From 3.30 on Prince takes over…There are times when the others on stage don’t look as if they can believe what he is doing, and what he is capable of. In those few minutes he snatched the solo from Clapton’s bigoted hands and made it his own. A masterpiece of a song, improved by a genius.

Ramsey lewis – Cry Baby Cry

f_lawless writes:

A real slce of funky moogy coolness! Great arrangement and production by Charles Stepney. It’s off a covers album of White Album tracks – loads more gems on it – made all the more impressive considering Lewis recorded the album (called “Mother Nature’s Son) just a few weeks after the White Album was released…

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

Cool Hand Lucan writes:

Because it’s soulful, clawing, desperate and despite Joe Cocker’s appearance, it’s a damn sexy tune.

Dangermouse and Jay z – Long, Long , Long/Public Service Announcement

Baron Von Botter

Not strictly a cover, but DJ Dangermouse’s meshing of The White Album’s Long, Long, Long and Jay Z’s Public Service Announcement from his Black Album highlights the quality of this generally overlooked track. Supposedly a hymn to Harrison’s spirituality, Dangermouse somehow manages to make Jay Z recollecting his coke dealing days (“I used to move snowflakes by the O-Z”) fit like a glove.

Aimee Mann and Michael Penn – Two Of Us

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

She’s class…It’s a good album (I Am Sam soundtrack] actually


The Cure (featuring James McCartney) – Hello Goodbye

Harry writes:

a glorious joyous version,most importantly the always wonderful Robert Smith gave it a straightforward treatment respecting the original song, watch out for Macca’s son playing keyboards!

Thanks all

Golden Discs

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7 thoughts on “It Was Five Days Ago Today

  1. Bertie "the inexplicable pleasure" Blenkinsop

    Would have gone with Prince personally but The Cure is a good ‘un for sure :)

  2. Kdoc

    My preference would have been for Cocker’s With A Little Help From My Friends, with our own late, great Henry McCullough on guitar.

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