fbpx

News

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs / The Best of Under The Covers 2CD or 2LP

Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs / The Best of Under the Covers

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs‘ Under The Covers albums were issued between 2006 and 2013 in three volumes and saw the pair reinterpret their favourite songs from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s respectively. They are a hell of a lot of fun and now ‘the best’ of all three are gathered together for a new double-disc collection.

This compilation brings together 30 tracks from across the Under The Covers series, and back in 2015, SDE interviewed Susanna Hoffs and she enthused about working with Matthew Sweet on these albums, describing him as a “a wizard in the studio, kind of a mad wizard… mixing potions” adding that “it really was like two kids just hanging out after school, with guitars and messing around.”

Despite Demon having issued the Completely Under The Covers collection across four CDs and six vinyl records back in 2015, this best of does have something new to offer since it includes a couple of track not included five years ago. They are the cover of The Easybeats‘ ‘Sorry’ (a Japan-only bonus track on the first volume issued by Shout! Factory) and Buffalo Springfield‘s ‘On The Way Home’ which was a Tower Records exclusive in the US, again on the same first volume. The attractive pre-order price of just over £6 for the 2CD set and the rather cool cover art makes this a more than tempting proposition.

Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs / The Best of Under the Covers

The vinyl is more expensive of course, and actually the record label are also taking the opportunity to reissue the individual volumes on coloured vinyl at the same time. These were only previously available individually as coloured vinyl pressings on Record Store Day back in 2016.

The Best Of Under The Covers 2CD set is out on 27 March 2020. The individual volumes on coloured vinyl have been pushed back to 15 May.

Compare prices and pre-order

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs

The Best of Under The Covers - 2CD edition

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs

The Best of Under The Covers - 2LP translucent gold vinyl

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

Completely Under The Covers - 2015 four-CD set

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs

Under The Covers Vol 1 - 2LP silver vinyl

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs

Under The Covers Vol 2 - 2LP green vinyl

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs

Under The Covers Vol 3 - 2LP blue vinyl

Currency:

Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs / The Best of Under the Covers

CD 1
1. And Your Bird Can Sing [The Beatles]
2. Second Hand News [Fleetwood Mac]
3. You’re My Favourite Waste Of Time [Marshall Crenshaw]
4. They Don’t Know [Kirsty MacColl]
5. You’re So Vain [Carly Simon]
6. Sunday Morning [The Velvet Underground & Nico]
7. Maggie May [Rod Stewart]
8. On The Way Home [Buffalo Springfield]
9. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? [Brinsley Schwarz]
10. Dreaming [Blondie]
11. Train In Vain [The Clash]
12. Sorry [The Easybeats]
13. Different Drum [Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt]
14. Trouble [Lindsey Buckingham]
15. Killing Moon [Echo & The Bunnymen]
16. I Would Die 4 U [Prince]
17. Beware Of Darkness [George Harrison]

CD 2
1. Cinnamon Girl [Neil Young & Crazy Horse]
2. Sitting Still [R.E.M.]
3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue [Bob Dylan]
4. Melissa [The Allman Brothers Band]
5. Bell Bottom Blues [Derek & The Dominos]
6. Care Of Cell 44 [The Zombies]
7. Gimme Some Truth [John Lennon]
8. I Wanna Be Sedated [The Ramones]
9. I Can See For Miles [The Who]
10. How Soon Is Now? [The Smiths]
11. Marquee Moon [Television]
12. Free Fallin’ [Tom Petty]
13. All The Young Dudes [Mott The Hoople]

Under the Covers Vol  1, 1960s

Side A

1. I See The Rain [Marmalade] 3:45
2. And Your Bird Can Sing [The Beatles] 2:10
3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue [Bob Dylan] 3:45
4. Who Knows Where The Time Goes? [Fairport Convention] 5:51
5. Cinnamon Girl [Neil Young and Crazy Horse] 2:47

Side B

1. Alone Again Or [Love] 3:35
2. The Warmth Of The Sun [The Beach Boys] 3:08
3. Different Drum [Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt] 2:52
4. The Kids Are Alright [The Who] 2:50

Side C

1. Sunday Morning [The Velvet Underground] 3:26
2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Neil Young and Crazy Horse] 2:27
3. Care Of Cell 44 [The Zombies] 3:56
4. Monday, Monday [The Mamas & the Papas] 3:27

Side D

1. She May Call You Up Tonight [The Left Banke] 2:24
2. Run To Me [Bee Gees] 3:06
3. Village Green Preservation Society [The Kinks] 2:57
4. I Can See For Miles [The Who] 4:13

Under the Covers Vol  2, 1970s

Side A

1. Sugar Magnolia [Grateful Dead] 3:32
2. Go All The Way [Raspberries] 3:33
3. Second Hand News [Fleetwood Mac] 3:13
4. All The Young Dudes [Mott The Hoople] 3:52
5. You Can Close Your Eyes [James Taylor] 2:34
6. Marquee Moon [Television] 10:49

Side B

1. Here Comes My Girl [Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers] 4:22
2. I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People [Yes] 7:29
3. Hello It’s Me [Todd Rundgren] 3:51
4. Willin’ [Little Feat] 2:59
5. Back Of A Car [Big Star] 2:32
6. Couldn’t I Just Tell You [Todd Rundgren] 3:27

Side C

1. Gimme Some Truth [John Lennon] 3:27
2. Maggie May [Rod Stewart] 5:32
3. Beware Of Darkness [George Harrison] 3:38
4. Dreaming [Blondie] 2:51
5. Bell Bottom Blues [Derek and the Dominos] 5:02
6. You’re So Vain [Carly Simon] 4:22

Side D

1. I Wanna Be Sedated [Ramones] 2:10
2. Baby Blue [Badfinger] 3:42
3. You Say You Don’t Love Me [Buzzcocks] 2:55
4. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding [Brinsley Schwarz] 3:57
5. Everything I Own [Bread] 3:09
6. Melissa [Allman Brothers Band] 4:14
7. Killer Queen [Queen] 2:56
8. A Song For You [Gram Parsons] 4:38

Under the Covers Vol  3, 1980s

Side A

1. Sitting Still [R.E.M.] 3:17
2. Girls Talk [Dave Edmunds] 3:32
3. Big Brown Eyes [The dB’s] 1:54
4. Kid [Pretenders] 3:03
5. Free Fallin’ [Tom Petty] 4:17

Side B

1. Save It For Later [The Beat] 3:27
2. They Don’t Know [Kirsty MacColl] 3:02
3. The Bulrushes [The Bongos] 2:43
4. Our Lips Are Sealed [The Go-Go’s] 2:54

Side C

1. How Soon Is Now [The Smiths] 5:44
2. More Than This [Roxy Music] 4:07
3. Towers Of London [XTC] 4:54
4. Killing Moon [Echo and The Bunnymen] 4:23

Side D

1. Trouble [Lindsey Buckingham] 3:45
2. Train In Vain [The Clash] 2:59
3. You’re My Favorite Waste of Time [Marshall Crenshaw] 2:28
4. I Would Die 4 U [Prince] 2:52

SuperDeluxeEdition.com helps fans around the world discover physical music and discuss releases. To keep the site free, SDE participates in various affiliate programs, including Amazon and earns from qualifying purchases.

35 Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
35 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments