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Glastonbury Under Covers

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Nigel Smith Nigel Smith | 10:34 UK time, Saturday, 27 June 2009

One thing I've noticed about Glastonbury so far is the number of covers being played.

Neil Young closed his blistering set last night with a magnificent version of The Beatles' A Day in the Life, and although the promised tributes to Michael Jackson have been scarce Gabriella Cilmi slipped some of Billie Jean into her hit Sweet About Me.


Neil Young on the Pyramid Stage

Other covers: White Lies paid tribute to tonight's headliner Bruce Springsteeen with a take on Dancing in the Dark; Supergrass spin-off The Hot Rats played an all-covers set including The Cure's Love Cats; more bizarrely Bjorn Again, the group most associated with Abba played Status Quo's Rockin' All Over the World.

Bruce Springsteen could release a double album of covers he plays regularly and I expect we'll hear many, many more from other bands today and tomorrow. What would you like to hear?

You can watch extended highlights of sets from the festival on the Glastonbury website and 6 Music are playing tracks recorded on site all weekend.


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