Unexpected covers

This New Sounds program is chock full of unexpected cover songs, including arrangements by classical pianist Christopher O'Riley and cellist Christopher Rex doing Radiohead's "Pyramid Song." Also, listen as Angelique Kidjo turns Ravel's "Bolero" into an Afropop song while The Persuasions offer a new take on the songs of U2. And much more.

PROGRAM #2688, Cover Songs (First aired on Thursday, 6/14/07)





East Village Opera Company

La Donna

Colin McPhee: Tabuh- Tabuham: Ostinatos [7:30]

Canal #301

Christopher O'Riley & Christopher Rex

Live recording

Pyramid Song [4:00]

Available as a download on O'Riley's website. typepad.com/christopheroriley

The Bad Plus

These Are The Vistas

Smells Like Teen Spirit [5:00]

Columbia #87040 www.thebadplus.com**

Charles Dodge

Any Resemblance Is Purely Coincidental

Any Resemblance Is Purely Coincidental [9:00]

New Albion #043** www.newalbion.com

The Persuasions

Sing U2

Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of [5:00]

Chesky #306 www.chesky.com

Angelique Kidjo

Djin Djin

Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero) [5:00]

Razor & Tie #82967 ** www.razorandtie.com

Nouvelle Vague

Bande A Part

Pride (In The Name Of Love ) [4:30]

Luaka Bop #90064 www.luakabop.com

East Village Opera Company

La Donna

L'elisir d'amore:Una furtiva Lagrima [4:00]

See above.

Bill Laswell's Operazone

The Redesign

L'elisir d'amore:Una furtiva Lagrima [5:30]

Knitting Factory #267 Available at Amazon.com*

East Village Opera Company

La Donna

La Donna e Mobile [4:00]

See above.