Good Cover Version: Smokey Brights Does Fleetwood Mac

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

While one of the lyrics isn't quite right (thunder can actually happen when it isn't raining, but that's definitely not as lyrically powerful), Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" is a mighty fine song.

This acoustic/keyboard rendering of the song, as done by Kim West and Ryan Devlin, the wife-husband duo from Seattle's Smokey Brights, is also mighty fine. West has a voice straight out of the days of Laurel Canyon's golden era, and she adds a warmth to the Stevie Nicks-penned lines. There's a timelessness to the way these two have treated the song, and a sort of reverence that shows what a great song it is. Very well done indeed.  

[posted 12.31.17]


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