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Susanna Hoffs / Matthew Sweet : "Under the Covers Vol.2"


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For those of you who enjoyed the Susanna Hoffs / Matthew Sweet covers collaboration, "Under the Covers", here comes Volume 2. Here is a press release, followed by the track listing. Check out Track #2.


Call us crazy, call us unbearably retro, but we're still pretty jazzed about Under The Covers, Volume 2 the July 21 followup to the wonderful 2006 album from ex-Bangle Susanna Hoffs and L.A. power/pop songwriter mainstay Matthew Sweet. As with the duo's first collection of remade versions of mostly 70's classic songs, Volume 2 has the bright pop sheen and keen understanding of what made these songs so successful the first time around. The harmonies are stunning, the musicianship impeccable and the choice of songs - from Tom Petty's "Here Come's My Girl" to Little Feat's "Willin'" to Mott The Hoople's "All The Young Dudes" - simply inspired.

For a special treat, Sweet and Hoffs (known as Sid and Susie) recruited guitarists Steve Howe and Lindsay Buckingham to add some signature guitar riffs to their versions of the Yes standard "I've Seen All Good People" and Fleetwood Mac's "Second Hand News." George Harrison's son Dhani even makes an appearance on the Harrison composition "Beware of Darkness." Full track listing after the jump...

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sidnsusie

Track Listing:

1. Sugar Magnolia (The Grateful Dead)

2. Go All The Way (The Raspberries)

3. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac)

4. Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes)

5. All The Young Dudes (Mott The Hoople)

6. You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)

7. Here Comes My Girl (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers)

8. I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People (Yes)

9. Hello It’s Me (Todd Rundgren)

10. Willin’ (Little Feat)

11. Back Of A Car (Big Star)

12. Couldn’t I Just Tell You (Todd Rundgren)

13. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon)

14. Everything I Own (Bread)

15. Maggie May (Rod Stewart)

16. Beware Of Darkness (George Harrison)


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I can't wait to hear either Todd Rundgren cover, and the Big Star and David Gates songs, but I just am skeptical of anyone being able to successfully cover "Go All The Way," even if it is in a duet between one of my favorite singers and one of my favorite songwriters.

I'm a fan of Sid and Susie. I love both of these guys; I love Ming Tea; and I bought the first volume as soon as it was released, but I don't think anyone call pull off GATW like the 'berries.

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