VA – We Can Work It Out: Covers & Cookies of Lennon, McCartney & The Beatles (2005)

VA - We Can Work It Out: Covers & Cookies of Lennon, Mc'Cartney & The Beatles (2005)
Artist: Various
Album: We Can Work It Out: Covers & Cookies of Lennon, McCartney & The Beatles
Genre: Funk / Soul / Deep Funk / Psy-Soul
Label: Harmless
Released: 2005
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
Tracklist:
CD 1: STRAIGHT UP (The Beatles – We Can Work It Out)
01. Al Green / I want to hold your hand 02:20
02. Deidre Wilson Tabac / Get back 02:27
03. Harvey Avenue / I feel fine 03:11
04. Marshall Williams / Norwegian wood 02:25
05. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires / Live & let die 03:00
06. Ramsey Lewis / Back in the USSR 03:17
07. Earth, Wind & Fire / Got to get you into my life 04:04
08. Chocolate Snow / A day in the life 04:19
09. Jimmy James / Good day sunshine 02:51
10. Ike & Tina Turner / Come together 03:37
11. The 5th Dimension / Ticket to ride 04:12
12. Stevie Wonder / We can work it out 03:18
13. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Daytripper 03:11
14. Jose Feliciano / She’s a woman 05:12
15. The London Jazz Four / Things we said today 02:53
16. The 5 Stairsteps / Dear prudence 03:33

CD 2: 4HERO MIX (VA – We Can Work It Out)
01. Work It / Intro 00:45
02. Stevie Wonder / We can work it out 03:11
03. Al Green / I want to hold your hand 01:59
04. Deidre Wildon Tabac / Get back 02:38
05. Harvey Averne / I feel fine 02:58
06. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Daytripper 03:39
07. The London Jazz Four / Things we said today 02:44
08. Ike & Tina Turner / Come Together 03:41
09. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires / Live & let die 02:57
10. Marshall Williams / Norwegian wood 02:12
11. Earth, Wind & Fire / Got to get you into my life 03:57
12. The 5 Stairsteps / Dear prudence 03:47
13. Ramsey Lewis / Back in the USSR 03:09
14. Chocolate Snow / A day in the life 04:14
15. The 5th Dimension / Ticket to ride 03:54
16. Jimmy James / Good day sunshine 02:43
17. Jose Feliciano / She’s a woman 05:08

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Beatles covers are a dicey proposition at best. Even the most ingenious and unique rendition seems destined to suffer in comparison to the original, and the potential for failure is virtually limitless — either way, it’s an idea as sound as remaking Citizen Kane with Pauly Shore in the title role. And yet artists are drawn to the Lennon/McCartney songbook like bees to honey, their desire to cover these songs best likened to a creative death wish — We Can Work It Out assembles 16 of these kamikaze missions, and believe it or not, despite the inevitable wreckage there’s also a handful of survivors. Setting loose these familiar songs in jazz and funk modes far removed from the Beatles’ original recordings enables greater room for personalization and innovation, and the artists featured here are hardly slouches, either — Ike & Tina Turner (who know a thing or two about making covers their own — ask John Fogerty) deliver a gritty, low-down version of “Come Together,” Stevie Wonder invests “We Can Work It Out” with the boundless optimism and sensitivity of his own music, and Earth, Wind & Fire update McCartney’s Motown tribute “Got to Get You Into My Life” in accordance with the updated rules of the soul handbook. A bonus-mix CD courtesy of 4hero’s Marc Mac rounds out a set far better than it has any right to be.
Review by Jason Ankeny

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