Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cover version of the week: "Life on Mars?" by Seu Jorge

This is my idea of what a good cover is all about: familiar yet distinct. Bowie's song is instantly recognizable, even in Portuguese. But, while the original was a proudly over-the-top production with a full orchestra, Jorge's cover is model of restraint--just an acoustic guitar and an amazing voice.

Here's the original:

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