Radio Single Hymn 43/Album Cov3r To Cov3r/Anthology: Cover To Cover 1-3
Gemeinsame Veröffentlichung: 24 July 2020
Label: InsideOutMusic

Bevor ich mich an diese Zeilen setzte, musste ich eine Weile überlegen, habe ich schon jemals über ein Cover-Album oder über eine Anthologie mit Covern geschrieben? Nein, zumindest ist es mir nicht bewusst. Dabei ist gerade bei neuen Bluesalben die Wahrscheinlichkeit hoch, dass sich die eine oder andere Interpretation eines Klassikers hinein schmuggelt.

Kurzum, ich tue mich mit Covern schwer, hier sogar mit einer Anthologie von drei CDs voll mit Coversongs.  Warum nehmen drei gestandene Musiker wie Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy und Randy George Cover auf? Weil sie Lust dazu haben!

Darin liegt auch der Schlüssel zu dieser Anthologie. Es ist der Spaß an den Songs und ich bin mir sicher, live bläst die Musik mich um. Alben voller interessanter Interpretationen, nahe am Original, hervorragendes musikalisches Handwerk! Ein gutes Beispiel dafür ist Jethro Tulls Hymn 43.

Eine vergnügliche Anthologie „Cover To Cover 1-3“ von Morse/Portnoy/George. Treten die drei irgendwann live mit diesen Cover-Versionen auf, werde ich mir die CDs zulegen und dabei das Konzert im Ohr haben!


Offizieller Pressetext

Fotos/Presstext by InsideOutMusic, Head Of PR

Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George are returning to their Cover To Cover series of albums with ‘Cov3r To Cov3r’, the brand new third instalment. Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie & more (includ-ing their cover of ‘No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed’ featuring vocals from Yes singer Jon Davison), the album will be re-leased on the 24th July as CD, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as Digital Album.

Jethro Tull’s Hymn 43:

Neal Morse comments: “When I was young and they packed me off to school, someone played me the second side of the Aqualung album by Jethro Tull and I was immediately consumed by it. Hymn 43 being one of my favorite tracks I was thrilled when the guys wanted to record this one. We kicked it out in one or two takes and it was a gas!”

Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street

As well as ‘Cov3r to Cov3r’, the ‘Cover To Cover Anthology (Vol. 1 – 3)’ will be released on the same day, collecting all 3 instalments together over 3 discs. The first two albums have also been newly re-sequenced and remastered, and will also be available on digital services. The al-bums have also been given brand new artwork, created by Thomas Ewerhard (Sons of Apollo, The Neal Morse Band, Avantasia).

Ringo Starr’s It Don’t Come Easy




Cover To Cover

Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
I’m The Man (Joe Jackson)
What Is Life? (George Harrison)
Badge (Cream)
Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)
Day After Day (Badfinger)
Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees)
Tuesday Afternoon (The Moody Blues)
Can’t Find My Way Home (Blind Faith)
I’m Free / Sparks (The Who)
Where Do The Children Play (Cat Stevens)
Feelin’ Stronger Everyday (Chicago)
Rock N Roll Suicide (David Bowie)


Cover 2 Cover:

(What’s So Funny About) Peace, Love & Understanding (Elvis Costello)
Lido Shuffle (Boz Scaggs)
Crazy Horses (The Osmonds)
Driven To Tears (The Police)
Come Sail Away (Styx)
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number (Steely Dan)
Lemons Never Forget (The Bee Gees)
The Letter (Joe Cocker)
I Saw The Light (Todd Rundgren)
Teacher (Jethro Tull)
Southern Man/Needle And The Damage Done/Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
Starless (King Crimson)

Cov3r To Cov3r

No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Yes)
Hymn 43 (Jethro Tull)
Life On Mars (David Bowie)
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo Starr)
Baby Blue (Badfinger)
One More Red Nightmare (King Crimson)
Black Coffee In Bed (Squeeze)
Tempted (Squeeze)
Runnin’ Down A Dream (Tom Petty)
Let Love Rule (Lenny Kravitz)



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