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Cover versions


  • This heading is used only for cover versions that are explicitly indentified as such.

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    • Cover records
    • Cover songs
    • Covers (Cover versions)
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 2002487084: Reijt, V. De Nederlandstalige cover top-100 van Vic van de Reijt, 2001.
    • found: New Grove, 2nd ed. WWW site, Jan. 17, 2003(Cover (cover version, cover record): A term used in the popular music industry usually for a recording of a particular song by performers other than those responsible for the original recorded version; it may also be applied to a re-recording of a song by the original performers (generally using pseudonyms) for a rival record company)
    • found: New Harvard dict. mus.(Cover version: In popular music, a recording that remakes an earlier, sometimes very successful, recording. The aim of such a recording, which may or may not directly acknowledge the original, is to reach a wider commercial market, often by adapting the original to the tastes of a new or somewhat different audience (e.g., a rock "cover" of a rhythm-and-blues recording))
    • found: Oxf. comp. mus., 2002(Cover version: A recording of a popular song by a performer or performers other than those responsible for the original version; it can be a re-creation of the original or a radical reworking)
    • found: Pickering, D. Cassell companion to 20th-century music(Cover: To record a song (or even an entire album) that has already been recorded by someone else. The history of jazz, rock, and pop would not be complete without the long list of covers that have actually proved better and often more commercially successful than the originals)
    • found: Shuker, R. Key concepts in popular music(Cover versions: Performances/recordings by musicians not responsible for the original recording; in body of article: covers, cover songs)
    • found: Encarta world English dict. WWW site, Jan. 17, 2003(Cover: n., 14: music, new recording of well-known song: a recording by a performer of a song that was first sung or popularized by another performer. Also called Cover version)
    • found: American heritage dict., 4th ed., via Bartleby.com, Jan. 17, 2003(Cover version: A recording of a song that was previously recorded or made popular by another; also called cover song. Cover: n., 11. Music: A cover version)
    • found: OED WWW site, Jan. 17, 2003(Cover: n.(1), I.f. In full, cover version: A recording of a song, etc., which has already been recorded by someone else)
  • General Notes

    • This heading is used only for cover versions that are explicitly indentified as such.
  • Change Notes

    • 2003-01-17: new
    • 2010-06-25: revised
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