Great acoustic versions

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  1. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Something really wonderful happens when you listen to a great acoustic version of a song you enjoy. Maybe it's the intimacy of it all. Post up some your favs - modern or old, doesn't matter what genre :)

    I'll kiskstart it with a couple


    Colin Hay - Down Under (chillingly good, one of my favourites)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owAPNHiRXOg

    Brent Smith - Devour (I reckon this guy is one to watch improve over time)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X75YOn4_aLY
     
  2. ejb190, Feb 24, 2012
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    I can't think of too many acoustic versions of otherwise recorded songs. When I first saw the thread the Eagles' Unplugged version of Hotel California came to mind, though.

    I agree about acoustic music, though. I saw Jonny Diaz about a week ago. He is an incredible singer/songwriter. The emotion in his songs is so much stronger when it's just him and his guitar versus a full band.
     
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    That's amazing... but i've had a different version on my Youtube favourites list for a while. He recorded this to demo microphones for Rode.

     
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    Two from MTV Unplugged come to mind: Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Pride and Joy" and LL Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out"
     
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    I could think of others, but I think 3's enough.
     
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    Shinedown is my favorite band and this video is great! Their iTunes Acoustic Session and the acoustic show from their live DVD Somewhere In The Stratosphere is also really good.

    Shinedown - Times Like These (Foo Fighters Cover)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faX0V-FVcyE

    It's not entirely acoustic but I think it sounds great.
     
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    David Gilmour's acoustic "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"

     
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    Walk off the Earth - Somebody That I Used to Know


    EDIT: Fixed tag.
     
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    Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora's acoustic set on the 1989 MTV Video Awards. That led to the creation of "MTV's Unplugged Series". THAT is how good that set was.
     
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    Metallica, meet Rodrigo y Gabriela:


    I should also mention that the percussion is all Guitar, and mainly Gabriela. No other percussion is used. BTW: They are not Flamenco guitarists. They specialize in metal, but just took it to a whole new level.

    I have more, but those are for starters.

    BL.
     
  13. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, Rodrigo y Gabriela has some really cool stuff. I love their self-titled album.
     
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    I was totally going to post that. ;)
     
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    There is. [youtube]the part after v= in the url[/youtube ] (Without the space in the second tag... thing.) It changes to Youtube: video when you quote someone who had a video embedded.

    Also, I like this acoustic cover.
     
  17. DavidCole macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for sharing some of those look Great. I really love it.
     

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