Vegas Years

The Vegas Years

by Everclear
     
 
It has been said that the key to a successful cover is making the song sound like your own. By that measure, Everclear are very successful indeed, as every song on The Vegas Years -- a covers collection consisting partially of new cuts and previously released material, much like Poison's Poison'd!,

Overview

It has been said that the key to a successful cover is making the song sound like your own. By that measure, Everclear are very successful indeed, as every song on The Vegas Years -- a covers collection consisting partially of new cuts and previously released material, much like Poison's Poison'd!, released in 2007 on Capitol, the very same label that put out The Vegas Years -- bears the unmistakable heavy hand of Art Alexakis, who leans on heavy muted eighth-note rhythms through many of these 14 songs. When he's not pumping out these staccato guitar riffs -- he can't even resist them on a cover of Neil Young's "Pocahontas" -- he dresses "Rich Girl" up in "A.M. Radio" pop threads, turning it into something that could have fit into either half of Songs from an American Movie. All this means that if you read a song title here and imagine how Everclear would cover it, you'd be exactly right, as they make "This Land Is Your Land" into a sequel to "I Will Build You a New Life" and turn both Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" and Cheap Trick's "Southern Girls" into boogies. Again, according to the yardstick of turning songs into their own, this succeeds mightily.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2008
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099920630027
catalogNumber:
06300

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everclear   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Phil Lynott   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Peter Asher   Executive Producer
Neal Avron   Producer,Engineer
Owen Bradley   Composer
Dave Friedlander   Engineer
Nobuyoshi Koshibe   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Marvin Hughes   Composer
Jim Keller   Composer
Linda Laurie   Composer
Dan McLaughlin   Engineer
Lars Fox   Producer,Engineer
Tom Petersson   Composer
Art Alexakis   Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction,Audio Production
Richard Nielsen   Composer
Dean Baskerville   Producer,Engineer
Gayle Boulware   Executive Producer
Michael Packard   Composer
Beasley Smith   Composer
Simon Renshaw   Executive Producer
Paul Moore   Art Direction
Jimmy Haskell   Composer
Derek Steinman   Engineer

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