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Album Review: Various Artists - Triple J's Like A Version Anthology 1-5 (2012 Compliation)

Like A Version is the name of the covers segment brought to you every week by Triple J. The premise of the show is that an artist or band will drop by to perform live in the studio their interpretation of someone else’s song. It's a bold and brash take on cover versions that this hard to please reviewer was lucky enough to experience and to be absolutely honest I believe that the shows' hosts, Tom and Alex, said it best when describing the release of this anthology, spanning the years 2005-2009.

“This holy collection of Triple J recordings that you’ll soon be touching with your human skin contains some of the most stunning moments of musical ingenuity this planet has ever seen. Ben Folds performs “Such Great Heights” with a piano and tin foil and a towel and spoons; Philadelphia Grand Jury makes Jay-Z go country; The Wombats put a banjo on The La’s' “There She Goes” and The Herd compel us all to reflect with their profoundly stirring rendition of Redgum’s “I Was Only 19”. We know the love that’s out there for Like A Version is overwhelming, and it’s a pleasure to reward that love with this compendium of classic LAVs for fans both old and new." - Tom and Alex (Triple J)

Released on 16/11/2012 and at $27.99 Ready To Deliver how can you go wrong? You cant! Orders of this anthology even come with a free Triple J sticker, while stocks of said stickers last, to sweeten the deal. Brilliant ploy by The J!!

Review Score: 8/10

Triple J's Like A Version Anthology

Track Listing
CD1:-
1. Ben Folds - Such Great Heights
2. Sarah Blasko - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
3. The Kooks - Kids
4. TZU - Heavy Heart
5. Philadelphia Grand Jury - 99 Problems
6. Bob Evans - Not Fair
7. Crowded House - Everybody's Talkin’
8. Jamie T - Hoover Street
9. Katalyst - Hang Me Up To Dry
10. The Panics - Wide Open Road
11. PVT - Woman
12. Tegan and Sara - Dancing In The Dark
13. Lior - Needle And The Damage Done
14. Grinspoon - Drugs Don’t Work
15. End Of Fashion - Quicksand
16. Missy Higgins - Moses
17. 67 Special - Scar
18. The Tea Party - The Maker
19. The Cat Empire - Hotel California
20. Custom Kings - Boys Of Summer
21. Evermore - Relapse
CD2:-
1. The Herd - I Was Only 19
2. Regina Spektor - Real Love
3. The Wombats - There She Goes
4. Sparkadia - This Boy’s In Love
5. Hermitude - Joga
6. Bluejuice - Every Little Step
7. Lisa Mitchell - Romeo & Juliet
8. CW Stoneking - Seven Nation Army
9. Paul Kelly - Rehab
10. Eskimo Joe - Hey
11. Gomez - Breakfast In America
12. Angus & Julia Stone - Tubthumping
13. The Drones - Words From A Woman To Her Man
14. Whitley - Dancing Queen
15. The Magic Numbers - Crazy In Love
16. Little Birdy - These Boots Were Made For Walking
17. Kisschasy - Alex Chilton
18. Josh Pyke - The House At Pooh Corner
19. Liam Finn - Old Man
20. The Kill Devil Hills - Look At Miss Ohio
21. Willy Mason – The Way I am