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Monday, 18 April 2016

Rewind: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (2006)


On this day in 2006 Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) released the first of their Under The Covers albums that spotlighted the music of the 1960's.

On it they covered The Marmalade, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Love, The Beach Boys, Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), The Who, The Velvet Underground, The Zombies, The Left Banke and the Bee Gees.

All the playlists below are taken from the 4CD package that Demon Music Group has put out on the Edsel label Completely Under the Covers.



 Under the Covers Vol. 1
Shout! Factory
Produced by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
Released 18th April 2006
US Chart #192



This includes the bonus tracks Village Green Preservation Society (The Kinks) and I Can See For Miles (The Who)

Personnel
Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar
Susanna Hoffs – vocals, guitar
Michael Sweet – Bass, Dolceola, Engineer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Handclapping, Harpsichord, Mellotron, Mixing, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals, Xylophone
Ivan Julian – acoustic guitar, guitar
Greg Leisz – guitar, pedal steel guitar, 12 string guitar
Richard Lloyd – guitar
Van Dyke Parks – piano, harpsichord, organ
Ric Menck – drums, bongos, shaker, tambourine

Under The Covers Vol. 2
Shout! Factory
Produced by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
Released 21st July 2009

Volume 2 sees Matthew and Susanna tackle some of their favourite songs from the 1970s. Artists covered: Grateful Dead, Raspberries, Fleetwood Mac, Derek and the Dominoes, Moot the Hoople, Carly Simon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Yes, Todd Rundgren, Little Feat, Big Star, John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Bread and George Harrison.


Included on this is the Bonus CD of extra tracks that included covers of Blondie, Television, Ramones, Badfinger, Buzzcocks, Brinsley Schwarz, James Taylor, The Allman Brothers, Queen and Gram Parsons.

Personnel
    Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitars, bass
    Susanna Hoffs – vocals, guitar
    Ric Menck – drums
    Greg Leisz – guitar
    Lindsey Buckingham – guitars on "Second Hand News"
    Steve Howe – guitars on "I've Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People"
    Dhani Harrison – guitars on "Beware of Darkness"

Under The Covers Vol. 3
Shout! Factory
Produced by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

Volume 3 spotlights the 1980s and includes covers of R.E.M., Dave Edmunds, The dB's, The Pretenders, Tom Petty, The English Beat, Kirsty MacColl, The Bongos, The Go-Go's, The Smiths, Roxy Music, XTC, Echo and the Bunnymen and Lindsey Buckingham.


Includes the three extra tracks that were originally only available via iTunes: Train in Vain (The Clash), You're My Favourite Waste of Time (Marshall Crenshaw) and I Would Die 4 U (Prince).

Personnel
    Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitars, bass
    Susanna Hoffs – vocals, guitar

Available as a 4CD Pack or on Vinyl
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