Thursday, September 13, 2012
John Lennon: Imagine covered by A Perfect Circle.
Earlier this month I talked about comparing popular songs that have been covered by various artists. Today is a look at a remake of a John Lennon song. I know what all of you are thinking; covers are never as good as the original and that might be true but I, believe those that try to make a classic their own deserve a little credit too. John Lennon wrote Imagine in 1971. It's an antiwar song basically asking you to imagine a world where everyone lives in peace. Not a simple task for anyone but Mr. Lennon does a great job of helping us to imagine what it would be like. This song is a classic. The melody is beautiful and the lyrics are awe inspiring. Combine these with the vocals of John Lennon and you have a song that cannot be forgotten. Covering this song is no easy task but I know a band that did it successfully.
A Perfect Circle is a rock band that came out in the late 90's. In 2004 they covered this song by John Lennon on their third album Emotive. Their take on this song is a little different than the original. The music is a little darker but I like it. I like that we get to hear more drums and I love the strings in the background. I like this covers strong vocals. I think that it brings a little more meaning to this song and introduces it in a way that a younger generation can love and appreciate. I encourage you to give this song another listen. You won't regret it.-Kristy