Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year! Here's a good illustration of what separates, in my opinion, versions from covers...

Here Relient K is clearly imitating the Beach Boys' version of "Auld Lang Syne", down to the spoken word "Thank you" in the middle. The Beach Boys are simply performing their version of the song.

Covers are imitations of performances, versions are imitations of songs.

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