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Spotlight: Andreya Triana ‘I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know’ (Donny Hathaway Cover)

18/12/2009

Traditionally there are certain artists that are viewed as ‘un-coverable’. Their version of particular songs are, more often than not, seen as THE definitive versions which cannot be bettered. Marvin Gaye is one such artist, as is Stevie, maybe Aretha? Chaka Khan? Definitely Donny Hathaway. Often when a newer/lesser known artists decides to record or perform a version of these songs their attempts are often met with a sigh, a moan, or in some cases cries of disbelief. I’m of the opinion that as long as there is a realistic chance that the cover will sound good, and the song is not completely butchered (take note Whitney), then all is good.

Earlier today I came across this live cover of Donny Hathaway’s ‘I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know’ by none other than my ‘One To Watch’ artist Andreya Triana. Her acoustic performance perfectly captures the emotion of the original and is a great example of ‘paying tribute’ to a track. With each and every listen to her voice my anticipation for her album builds!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 18/12/2009 10:27 am

    Andreya is amazing, but to be fair, Alice Russell also did a fantastic cover of this track too. 🙂

  2. 18/12/2009 10:36 am

    Yes I’ve heard the Alice Russell version and it is fantastic!!

    I wish these talented UK artists would get the shine they so deserve.

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