zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Neon Lights

listening to Simple Mind's 2001 album "Neon Lights".
there was a time when i thought of coversongs as the fodder of under-confident young bands, but i've since come to change my mind. i now enjoy hearing good new covers of great songs.
"Neon Lights" is a whole album of cover songs rearranged and re-interpreted by two excellent songwriters, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill.
Simple Minds are near genius in giving a lively different, refreshing, rhythmic and melodic sound to each song on this great playlist, while not losing the basic integrity of the original song.
in short, imo, "Neon Lights" is a good listen :)

note: sorry about the marketing on a couple of the links, but you can hear free samples of the songs with a media player.

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