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Cover the World: World Music Versions of Classic Pop Hits

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  • Seller:Rasputin Music & Movies
  • Sales Rank:211,109
  • Language:English (Unknown)
  • Media:Audio CD
  • Number Of Discs:1
  • Rating:NR (Not Rated)
  • Discs:1
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):5 x 5.8 x 0.5
  • Release Date:February 25, 2003
  • UPC:790248020822
  • EAN:0079024802082
  • ASIN:B000087DRG
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  • El Lado Mas Bestia De La Vida (Walk On The Wild Side) - Albert Pla
  • Hit The Road Jack - Mo'Horizons
  • Nobel (In The Air Tonight) - Toure Kunda
  • Afrika - Tukuleur
  • People Get Ready - Ladysmith Black Mambazo w/ Phoebe Snow
  • Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher (Higher And Higher) - Chris Aroin
  • I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Les Go
  • Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Angelique Kidjo
  • Magot Tcheri (In The Summertime) - Fatal Mambo
  • Ces Soirees La (December 1963 - Oh, What A Night!) - Yannick
  • Ain't No Sunshine - Ladysmith Black Mambazo w/ Des'ree
  • No Woman, No Cry - Nenes

Editorial Reviews:
This album offers 12 enlightening cover versions of Western pop tunes, as performed by artists from places like France, Spain, South Africa, Germany, and Mali. It's always instructive to glimpse how one culture's music is perceived by another, whether through a funhouse mirror, from under a microscope, or even face-to-face. The performances gathered here range from misguided (Albert Pla's bizarre Spanish language take on Lou Reed's "Take A Walk On The Wild Side") to hilarious (Fatal Mambo's salsa interpretation of Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime") to a delightful breath of fresh air (Malian girl group Les Go's version of Hall & Oates' "I Can¹t Go For That"). Nenes' earnest Japanese-language rendition of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" is laced with plangent plucked samisens and is somehow extremely touching. Other attempts are less effective, but at least none of them come across as cynical and all are worth a listen. --Christina Roden

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