The 1982 chart-topping hit ‘You And I’ by Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle is getting a fresh coat of paint from not only Gayle herself, but famed Nashville singer Pat Boone as well. Serving as a tribute to Boone’s late wife, Shirley, who passed away in 2019, Boone’s spin on the legendary song is just one of twenty-five tracks featured on his epic upcoming album release, titled ‘Country Jubilee’, which releases September 8th.
Earlier this month, on August 4th, Switchfoot announced a deluxe edition of ‘The Beautiful Letdown’, with a wide variety of famous guests covering their songs, including the Jonas Brothers covering the title track. Compared to the original 11-track 2003 release, this 20th anniversary edition will feature 25 tracks, with covers, remasters, rewrites, etc. making up the brilliant commemorative album.
You will no doubt start humming this song from the very title – originally released in 1965 by The Impressions, from their album of the same name, ‘People Get Ready’ was voted the 122nd greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone in 2021. It’s been covered by countless artists all over the world, including Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, U2, Bob Dylan, and Rod Stewart with Jeff Beck. Now it’s the turn of Bill Crews and the Crews Cartel, and in their hands the track takes on a more country feel, without losing any of the soul of the original.
‘Tainted Love’ was first released by Gloria Jones back in 1964, and she re-released it in 1976, in a recording produced by her boyfriend, Marc Bolan. It then became a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic when Soft Cell released it in 1981. Now, in the hands of Berlin’s Milky Chance, it’s been given a new lease on life, not merely bringing it into the 21st century, but making it sound like it’s a Milky Chance original.
Almost exactly a year ago we featured Jedward’s John Grimes’ cover of the Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber single, ‘Monster’. Now we bring you another take on the song, by The Veer Union. Unlike John’s rendition, which saw him sing accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, and indeed, the original song, which was a dance pop number – in the hands of The Veer Union, and featuring Late Night Savior & Stealing Eden, the song is shaken from its pop foundations and given a more punk, almost heavy metal treatment.
Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, John Grimes of Jedward has been entertaining fans and followers with his gorgeous acoustic guitar covers, on an average of about 2 a month. His latest is a cover of Lewis Capaldi’s song, ‘Someone You Loved’, which the Scottish singer released in early 2019, probably best known for its music video featuring his distant relation, Peter Capaldi.
If you’ve listened to John Grimes’ acoustic covers over the years, you may have noticed that he’s covered Justin Bieber’s songs more than any other artist, with him appearing 3 times in the past year alone. We’re certainly not complaining; Justin’s songs fit well lyrically, and sonically they suit John’s vocals perfectly. So tonight, we were very pleased when John uploaded a new cover to the Jepicpics Instagram account, and it was another Bieber song – this time his new single, ‘Lifetime’, from his ‘Justice’ album.