Editorial 06-05 - Don't try this at home - Discussion
Posted: 01/05/2006 - 6:53
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Well, it can be done many ways, but there's often a "definitive" way of portraying a piece, and many alternative ways. The definitive way will often be the way the composer actually intended it to be, or so fit the style and feel that it becomes very difficult to think of the piece any other way. There are always alternatives, but everything about history tells us that one particular version of a song or tune often is the definitive version. The only cover versions I can think of which have been more definitive than the original were where the cover was a huge hit and the original was obscure: for instance, "Love of the Common People" or "Wherever I lay my hat, that's my home" from Paul Young, or "Red Red Wine" by UB40.moog wrote:I think that always everything could be done better (in music especially). In music doesn't exist something like asymptote, because everything can be done on many ways (styles). Besides instant trying makes the progress !
haha, that's best conclusionjgb wrote:A version of a song is only the best version until another one replaces it...
That's true, but for many pieces the definitive remix can only be replaced by one in the same style but with better production/sounds/technical aspects/whatever. Of course, some people might hate the original tune and/or the definitive remix of it, and prefer a more original approach. But I stand by my conviction that those pieces I mentioned are only surpassable in technical qualities in their relationship to the tune covered. And sometimes a remix does its job so well it discourages others.jgb wrote:A version of a song is only the best version until another one replaces it...
Well, I did preface my editorial with saying it was a personal list, but I think that the majority of the people agree the majority of the time when a case is powerful enough. Otherwise the voting on RKO or Slay would be random, and it isn't.moog wrote:chris abbott, ifadeo: each person of audiance has his own conception of definitive remix.