Under the Covers, Vol. 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs continue their parade through pop's past with Under the Covers, Vol. 3, a third volume that brings the duo into the '80s. This just so happens to be the decade when both singers began their professional careers. Hoffs went supernova with the Bangles in 1986, the same year Sweet released his debut Inside on Columbia, and while it'd be another half-decade before Matthew experienced his own flush of success, the two are steeped in the underground pop culture of the '80s, where the records of the '60s were celebrated and refracted through the Paisley Underground, R.E.M., and even the one-hit-wonders dotting the landscape of MTV. Under...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$14.75
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$15.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $8.98   
  • New (5) from $8.98   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs continue their parade through pop's past with Under the Covers, Vol. 3, a third volume that brings the duo into the '80s. This just so happens to be the decade when both singers began their professional careers. Hoffs went supernova with the Bangles in 1986, the same year Sweet released his debut Inside on Columbia, and while it'd be another half-decade before Matthew experienced his own flush of success, the two are steeped in the underground pop culture of the '80s, where the records of the '60s were celebrated and refracted through the Paisley Underground, R.E.M., and even the one-hit-wonders dotting the landscape of MTV. Under the Covers, Vol. 3 pays tribute to all these sounds and more, balancing MTV hits ("Save It for Later," "They Don't Know," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Trouble") with songs that were staples on college radio in the '80s: R.E.M.'s "Sitting Still," the dB's "Big Brown Eyes," the Bongos' "The Bulrushes," XTC's "Towers of London," the Smiths' "How Soon Is Now," and Echo & the Bunnymen's "Killing Moon." Sweet and Hoffs remain true to the sweet, slightly wistful, guitar-heavy aesthetic they etched out on the earlier albums and it fits these robust melodies, placing an emphasis on the songcraft and the duo's harmonies. While they never reinterpret the songs -- sometimes the arrangements are stripped-down, as on Roxy Music's "More Than This," but the attitude remains the same -- Sweet & Hoffs identify why each of these tunes remains beloved, by audiences large or small, and the faithful, heartfelt nostalgia combined with the pair's participation in the scene makes Under the Covers, Vol. 3 the best trip down memory lane the duo has yet made.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2013
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663135794
  • Catalog Number: 31357
  • Sales rank: 12,076

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sitting Still - Matthew Sweet (3:17)
  2. 2 Girls Talk - Matthew Sweet (3:31)
  3. 3 Big Brown Eyes - Matthew Sweet (1:54)
  4. 4 Kid - Matthew Sweet (3:03)
  5. 5 Free Fallin' - Matthew Sweet (4:17)
  6. 6 Save It For Later - Matthew Sweet (3:27)
  7. 7 They Don't Know - Matthew Sweet (3:02)
  8. 8 The Bulrushes - Matthew Sweet (2:43)
  9. 9 Our Lips Are Sealed - Matthew Sweet (2:54)
  10. 10 How Soon is Now - Matthew Sweet (5:44)
  11. 11 More Than This - Matthew Sweet (4:07)
  12. 12 Towers of London - Matthew Sweet (4:54)
  13. 13 The Killing Moon - Matthew Sweet (4:23)
  14. 14 Trouble - Matthew Sweet (3:43)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Susanna Hoffs Primary Artist, Percussion, Vocals
Matthew Sweet Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Ric Menck Drums
Dennis Taylor Bass, Guitar
Andrew Brassell Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Richard Barone Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Elvis Costello Composer
Bryan Ferry Composer
Susanna Hoffs Producer
Jeff Lynne Composer
Tom Petty Composer
Matthew Sweet Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Dave Wakeling Composer
Andy Partridge Composer
Jane Wiedlin Composer
Peter Buck Composer
Andy Cox Composer
Terry Hall Composer
Peter Holsapple Composer
Chrissie Hynde Composer
Johnny Marr Composer
Ian McCulloch Composer
Mike Mills Composer
Morrissey Composer
Everett Morton Composer
Les Pattinson Composer
Will Sergeant Composer
David Steele Composer
Michael Stipe Composer
Pete de Freitas Composer
Bill Berry Composer
Ed Fotheringham Illustrations
Roger Charlery Composer
David Wright Composer
Kristy MacColl Composer
Andrew Brassell Engineer
Karen Hartland Artwork
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously