Q Magazine CD: Lennon Covered #1
The latest issue of Q includes a "John Lennon Covered" CD, including exclusive covers by Feeder, The Vines, The Subways, Maximo Park... looked like plenty of good stuff. Right after I bought the issue, I noticed it looked like there might be two versions of the CD and went to check, explaining to the newsstand guy that I'd buy the other one if that was the case. Snagged another copy to check. Hmm, different CD cover, and yet... oh, those cheeky monkeys. One different song on each of the "two versions" of the CD? One CD includes Elbow's cover of "Working Class Hero" and the other, Badly Drawn Boy's "Merry Xmas (War Is Over)" and the CDs otherwise have the same tracks. I decided not to pay loads of money for one extra song. The newsstand guy insisted I'd be back. "That one song could change your life," he told me. "And you'd never know it. You'll think about this all day long, and you'll come back." I'm so not going back for the other CD, though I do mildly regret not asking newsstand guy what nailpolish he was wearing. I liked the colour.
According to Q editor Paul Rees, the Lennon Covered project is part of Q's coverage with the intent to "celebrate" (what would have been) Lennon's 65th birthday. Q approached Yoko Ono a year ago about this and she gave them "unlimited access to her archives and to her memories". Indeed, there is a lot of John Lennon coverage in this issue. If you're a fan, you might want to check it out for that as well as for the CDs.
Interviews with the Stereophonics' Kelly Jones and the Bravery, a small "Where are they now?" feature about Pavement, a "story behind the song" about Bowie's "Heroes", and tons of reviews are also in the new Q...
Q CD: Lennon Covered #1 Track Listing:
1. mp3:Madonna - Imagine (live) ("exclusive to Q magazine")
2. Oasis - I Am the Walrus (live)
3. Paul Weller - Instant Karma
4. mp3:Feeder - Beautiful Boy ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
5. Sugababes - Come Together ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
6. mp3:The Vines - I'm Only Sleeping
7. Joseph Arthur - Look At Me ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
8. mp3:Elbow - Working Class Hero ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
9. mp3:Maximo Park - Isolation ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
10. mp3:The Subways - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
11. Hal - Mind Games ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
12. Willy Mason - Nobody Told Me ("recorded exclusively for Q magazine")
13. Stereophonics - Don't Let Me Down
14. mp3:Kubb - Mother (Hey, it's one of the tastemaker's picks. Only reason I'm posting this one. Therefore, using trilllogic, this one doesn't count toward the total, even though it was "recorded exclusively for Q magazine.")