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As you know I was/am a huge fan of the Catchdubs/Ronson team up Radio Radio Radio mixtape. On top of this I was also exposed to Ronson's prowess for covering tracks on Exit Music the Radiohead covers record.

Ronson's latest is Versions, which is technically a covers record except that Ronson has the ability to really rework tracks so they sound nothing like the original. The results are typically good if not great (lets try to ignore the "Toxic" cover with all respects to ODB). He really is able to use his production knowledge to up the funk on most of these covers. You are probably saturated with Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen songs both whom Ronson has produced in 06-07 and to great success. They both also show up on this record. I am pretty tired of listening to Lily, but not so much Amy yet. My favorite track on this record is still "Just" but head over to O-Dub and check out the Amy track which is fantastic as well.

Mp3 link: Get "Valerie" featuring Amy Winehouse from the esteemed Soul Sides here.

Buy: Get yourself Versions here. Get the eCard here.

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dave said... @ 5/02/2007 11:17:00 AM

Good call, one of my faves of this year so far. "Apply Some Pressure" and "Pretty Green" are great and the Queens of the Stone Age cover on iTunes is def worth checking out as well.

DW said... @ 5/03/2007 10:13:00 AM

wow! i'm definitely going out to pick this up! thanks.

JT said... @ 5/03/2007 12:41:00 PM

His track on Exit Music was the only one I could really tolerate.

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