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    Albums Redone Note-For-Note By Someone Else

    Taking Tiger Mountain - Brian Eno and Doug Hilsinger
    Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart & Lewis Taylor

    And I think this one counts?
    This Was - Jethro Tull & The Mick Abrahams Band
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    Dirty Projectors did a whole album as an "adaptation" of a Black Flag record, but I can't remember which title.
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    Wouldn't this include most albums faithfully copied by tribute bands?

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    Dream Theater's done a few of these. I only have their Dark Side of the Moon, and it's pretty good, but LaBrie's vocals just don't fit at all.
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    Somebody did Eno's APOLLO note for note but I can't remember who, I just remember a long-ago review of it in PROG, and wondering why PROG said "Apollo, now with steel guitar" when the original had plenty of steel guitar.
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    Bang on a Can's Music for Airports. There's just something about Eno, somehow. And Les Claypool took on Pink Floyd's Animals at one point.

    Phish have also done several complete albums live (Remain in Light, Quadrophenia, The Beatles), but I doubt they were note-for-note renditions.

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    DT - DSOTM is the first and only one that springs to mind at the moment.

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    Zeitkratzer - Metal Machine Music
    Japancakes - Loveless

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    The Glass Hammer note-for-note remake of Tormato doesn't exist yet but it's been talked about.

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    Japancakes did My Bloody Valentine's Loveless

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    The Glass Hammer note-for-note remake of Tormato doesn't exist yet but it's been talked about.

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    Mary Fahl (from October Project) redid Dark Side of The Moon. It's not a note-for-note copy, it's a different take on much of it... but it's the entire album.

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    I don't know, but unless the remake is done so it is distinctive from the original, there's no point in it.

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    Not sure how strictly "note for note" should be taken, but Petra Haden's acapella remake of The Who Sell Out is pretty awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    I don't know, but unless the remake is done so it is distinctive from the original, there's no point in it.
    I agree wholeheartedly. The Dirty Projectors album I pointed to was Rise Above from 2007, in which DP's bandleader essentially recreates Black Flag's Damaged some 15 years since last on hearing. Add to the fact that BF were a hardcore punk group whilst DP most definitely aren't, and you actually get a highly interesting and in the end rewarding result.

    The single worst and most unwillingly kitschy attempt at "adapting" a decidedly 'prog' work came with Ars Nova/Gerard's split album Keyboard Battles (or what the hell its name was) some 10-12 years back. Absolutely horrendously terrible, over-the-top pompous drivel.
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    song by song is a lot simpler. e.g., I love both




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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    The Glass Hammer note-for-note remake of Tormato doesn't exist yet but it's been talked about.
    Isn't there a 2 for 1 deal on that with Starcastle covering the GH album?
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    What's the name of the band that did a country version of The Wall. Then there's the dub version of DSOTM. There are also those bootleg remixes of Floyd albums that were sold several years ago. The WYWH one isn't bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    I don't know, but unless the remake is done so it is distinctive from the original, there's no point in it.
    This raises a heap of questions. Taken at face value, this would mean there's no point in recording (or listening to) more than one version of a classical work; yet in my experience that's manifestly not the case, for all that the "notes" are precisely the same.

    Different players bring different things to the same piece because the piece is big enough to encompass a them without ceasing to be itself.

    It says a lot about the fundamental quality (or lack thereof, perhaps) of rock music and prog if it is so tied to the conditions of its most popular/definitive performance - or in reality the marketed personae of the performers - that it's pointless to reproduce the music without those conditions.

    (By the way, I think that Lewis Taylor's magnificent Trout Mask Replica is itself a sign of hope; then again, Lewis' despondent retirement and lack of success may well be the opposite...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    What's the name of the band that did a country version of The Wall.
    Luther Wright and the Wrongs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItalProgRules View Post
    Somebody did Eno's APOLLO note for note but I can't remember who, I just remember a long-ago review of it in PROG, and wondering why PROG said "Apollo, now with steel guitar" when the original had plenty of steel guitar.
    Icebreaker did "Apollo," with steel guitar guest BJ Cole.

    Contact did "Discreet Music."

    The Plastic Billionaires did "Bankrupting Tiger Mountain."

    And now Zeitkratzer has done "Kraftwerk" & "Kraftwerk 2."

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    Not an album redone, as requested by Mr. Carlberg, but a note-for-note rendition, including the jingle-jangle of the Rickenbacker 12-string, of the Byrds' greatest hits (and then some): Diesel Park West Plays the Byrds. It's absolutely great, but then again I say, "Why bother?" The Byrds did it already.
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    Phish does this regularly.

    Government Mule did Dark Side, as have some others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    The Glass Hammer note-for-note remake of Tormato doesn't exist yet but it's been talked about.
    Not if I Peni Grande gets there first!

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