The Beatles Covers Project, Vol. 5 - Various Artists

Happy Xmas (War is Over) to Bobby A and all the other Beatles fans out there. Some great stuff here, none better than the last track, the Jayhawks beautiful version of "Imagine."

NOTE TO MODS: The Pretenders "In My Life" is not on the VHS release of "The Columbian Volcano Benefit."

Due to the many different sources, I am not including lineages, but I do want to send out a special thanks to all the tapers, the original uploaders, and, especially, the folks who've sent me tracks to include here and in the future (shout out to Johnnie Utah, who sent a CD which included two tracks here). Thanks too to the folks who've created cover art--please, keep it coming. I have done nothing to the original files but normalize the levels and fade in and out on each track (using Cool Edit). If you've got something good, PM me about future volumes (remember, solo Beatle stuff is fair game here too).


01 Happy Xmas/War is Over - John Hiatt and Los Lobos (Dec 25, 1992, Capitol Records Studio Hollywood CA)
02 You Can't Do That - The Bobs (Mar 5, 1987, Nightstage, Cambridge MA)
03 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Sting and Youssou N'Dour (Mar 1996, Taratata, Paris, France)
04 Here Comes the Sun - Billy Joel and Elton John (Feb 8, 2002, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT)
05 One After 909 - Barrence Whitfield (Jul 19, 1991, Blaye Festival, Blaye, France)
06 Day Tripper - Warren Haynes (Feb 5, 1993, The Ritz, New York, NY)
07 Don't Let Me Down - Zwan (Jun 13, 2003, Festival
Pielachtal, St. Poelten, Austria)

08 I Will - Alison Krauss and Union Station (Mar 24, 1991, Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA)
09 If I Needed Someone - Patti Smith (Jul 30, 2003 Hermann Hesse Haus, Montagnola, Switzerland)
10 Girl - Joe Jackson (7/15/03 - Miles Davis Hall, Montreaux, Switzerland)
11 She's a Woman - Steve Earle (Oct 2, 2000, Paradiso, Amsterdam)
12 Crippled Inside - Matthew Sweet (Jul 4, 1993, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois)
13 Eleanor Rigby - Ray Charles (Oct 27, 1984, Jazz Jamboree, Congress Hall, Warszaw, Poland)
14 In My Life - The Pretenders (Feb 1986, Royal Albert Hall "The Columbian Volcano Benefit," London, England)
15 Across the Universe - Jeffrey Gaines (Oct 6, 1994, Paradise Theater, Boston, MA)
16 Blackbird - Sarah MacLachlan (May 13, 2005, Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY)
17 And Your Bird Can Sing - Watkins Family Hour (Mar 22, 2007, Largo, Los Angeles, CA)
18 I Need You - Dan Fogelberg ((Aug 9, 1997, Sokol Blosser Winery, Portland, OR)
19 Rain - The Hellhounds (aka Georgia Satellites, Oct 26, 1996, Atlanta, GA)
20 Let it Be - Roger Daltrey and the British Rock Symphony (Jul 21, 1998, Harborlights Pavillion, Boston, MA)
21 Come Together - Eric Clapton (Jan 31, 2004, Woking, Surrey, England)
22 Something - Bruce Springsteen (Dec 3, 2001, Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ)
23 I've Just Seen a Face - Bruce Hornsby (Jun 24, 1989, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO)
24 Imagine - The Jayhawks (Jul 22, 2003, KFOG, San Francisco, CA)