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Subject: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/20 at 9:32 am

Sometimes, an artist will release a song that is a new version or a remixed version of a song they previously had.  What are some?

I thought of this from a post I made in another thread.  In 1966, Cher had a massive hit called Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).  In 1987, she recorded a new version for her comeback album simply titled Cher

1966 version                                                                              1987 version
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Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/20 at 9:45 am

In 1982, Steve Winwood released a song titled Valerie and while it was only a minor hit in the US and UK, it was a Top 40 hit in Canada.  In 1987, a remixed version soared into the US Top 10 and was also a Top 20 hit in the UK and Canada

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But did it stop there?  No! 
In 2004, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz released a song titled Call on Me.  The original idea was to sample Valerie, but Winwood was so impressed with the idea that he offered to re-record his vocals, and the end result became one of the biggest club hits of 2004.  The music video for it proved so popular, that it spawned a series of workout DVDs in Europe that were also very popular

Eric Prydz - Call on Me:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qetW6R9Jxs4

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/11/20 at 10:39 am

In the early 70s Eric Clapton recorded Layla with Derek and the Dominoes. In the early 90s he re recorded a much slower version.

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/20 at 1:11 pm


In the early 70s Eric Clapton recorded Layla with Derek and the Dominoes. In the early 90s he re recorded a much slower version.


I totally forgot about that one.  His solo unplugged version was great, and the best part is when the audience realizes that it's Layla

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/11/20 at 5:38 pm

In 2017 A-Ha recorded a slow unplugged version of their mid 80s hit Take On Me. It’s quite good, it actually makes me listen to the lyrics rather than the synths. And after all these years the lead singer has still got it.

I think there are a lot of unplugged versions of songs that would fit this thread.

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/20 at 9:31 am


In the early 70s Eric Clapton recorded Layla with Derek and the Dominoes. In the early 90s he re recorded a much slower version.
Made more famous by the constant playing on MTV, when MTV showed music videos.

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/20 at 3:57 pm

-Don't Stand So Close to Me-The Police
-Breaking Up is Hard to Do-Neil Sadaka


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Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/12/20 at 4:34 pm

Donovan
"Catch The Wind"
1965
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=458AWqjSbD4

Donovan
"Catch The Wind"
1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfuZYUoAw8g



Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 10/13/20 at 8:38 pm

Australian new wave group Real Life with Send Me An Angel from 1983 and the (what i thought was a) much better version from 1989

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Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 10/13/20 at 8:52 pm

In 1965, the British group Gerry and the Pacemakers had a massive world wide hit with Ferry Cross the Mersey.  In 1989, lead singer Gerry Marsden teamed up with Holly Johnson (lead singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Paul McCartney and the British group The Christians and recorded a new version as a charity single to aid the families of the victims of the infamous Hillsborough Disaster.  Both reached #1 in the UK.
This one actually can work another way as well and it gets quite interesting:

Frankie Goes to Hollywood covered it on their 1985 debut as an album only track.  In the UK, Frankie became the first act to top the UK chart with their first 3 singles since Gerry and the Pacemakers <insert Twilight zone theme>

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Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 11/13/20 at 8:10 pm

Buckingham Nicks
"Crystal"
1973
A song written by Stevie Nicks from the one and only Buckingham Nicks album, recorded in 1973 before they joined Fleetwood Mac.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jpOp7u9Rok


Fleetwood Mac
"Crystal"
1975
After they joined Fleetwood Mac.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdHh_D_b5xU


Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: AmericanGirl on 11/14/20 at 9:23 am

I just remembered Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren -

With his group, The Nazz (1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLH-9fiCTU0

And his subsequent solo smash (1973)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDCwpLfivEU

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 11/14/20 at 9:30 am

Dave Mason recorded this song acoustically for his "It's Like You Never Left" album in 1973 with the help of Graham Nash on harmonies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksVGEkRoie0

He re-recorded it for his next album in 1974 with a more fleshed out band arrangement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W--1wPsM_U

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: AmericanGirl on 11/14/20 at 9:31 am


Buckingham Nicks
"Crystal"
1973
A song written by Stevie Nicks from the one and only Buckingham Nicks album, recorded in 1973 before they joined Fleetwood Mac.


Fleetwood Mac
"Crystal"
1975
After they joined Fleetwood Mac.



O0 Cool!  I never knew this was a remake.

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: nally on 11/14/20 at 1:59 pm

"Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers. Their 1965 recording was re-popularized a quarter-century later when it was included in the movie Ghost (which I mentioned in a thread that deals with re-releases of the same recording), and the duo also re-recorded the song later in 1990.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unchained_Melody#Re-recording_and_re-release

Now, the "new" version wasn't as popular as the first one, but it did perform moderately well on the charts, and it received a Grammy Award for best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group.

Subject: Re: Artists who re-mix or re-record their own songs

Written By: AmericanGirl on 11/15/20 at 10:47 am


"Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers. Their 1965 recording was re-popularized a quarter-century later when it was included in the movie Ghost (which I mentioned in a thread that deals with re-releases of the same recording), and the duo also re-recorded the song later in 1990.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unchained_Melody#Re-recording_and_re-release

Now, the "new" version wasn't as popular as the first one, but it did perform moderately well on the charts, and it received a Grammy Award for best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group.


O0 Good to know!

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