January 11, 2023 – 6:18 am

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Cover Versions, Volume 1 2004-2009 [no label, 1CD]

in the early 2010s, [Welsh singer-songwriter-actress] Duffy was kidnapped and sexually abused for about a month, leaving her psychologically scarred. In February 2011, she announced an indefinite hiatus from music. In 2020, Duffy had released two new original songs online, a promising sign that she may be close to restarting her music career.

All but two of the songs here are officially unreleased (”Please Stay” and “Live and Let Die”). But the sound quality is consistently high throughout. The first two songs are unreleased studio recordings from 2004, way before the rest. The other unreleased songs all come from radio or TV shows. Four of those were recorded in front of studio audiences, but the clapping noise is minimal.

Since Duffy is a soul singer, it makes sense that most of the songs she covers here are soul classics. But she has a few surprise choices as well. I particularly like her version of “Borderline,” even though I’m not much of a fan of the original by Madonna. - albumsthatshouldexist.blogspot

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Track 01. I Melt (Lucia Cordaro) 4:16
Track 02. I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again (Eva Cassidy) 2:31
Track 03. Cry to Me (Solomon Burke) 3:13
Track 04. The First Cut Is the Deepest (Cat Stevens/Rod Stewart) 3:55
Track 05. Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke) 2:38
Please Stay (Burt Bacharach/Drifters) - Omitted *
Track 07. These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding) 2:53
Track 08. Ready for the Floor (Hot Chip) 4:00
Track 09. Tainted Love (Gloria Jones/Soft Cell) 3:12
Track 10. Borderline (Madonna) 3:45
Track 11. Wonderwall (Oasis) 3:38
Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney) - Omitted *
34 mins

* Officially released.

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  1. 4 Responses to “DUFFY - COVER VERSIONS 2004 - 2009”

  2. She would never fuck me, no chicks will *sob*

    By Un Loved Eunuch on Jan 11, 2023

  3. Small point maybe but the inclusion of other performers alongside the writer is far from helpful here. Cat Stevens WROTE First Cut is The Deepest and the biggest hit was PP Arnold’s version the coattails of which Stewarts version drags! The Cassady song is really trad arr Harlan Howard of whom no mention just Eva Cassady! Cry To Me was written by Bert Burns and of course Burke made it the first hit. These Arms of Mine is indeed written by Otis but has been covered by so many (Paul Roger, Elvis Costello) it should be considered a standard. Mentioning the Drifters is moot. Tainted Love is written by Ed Cobb of whom there is no mention a least TRY to be consistent!

    By the librarian on Jan 11, 2023

  4. Rumor has it this is a Young Lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2023

  5. That’s why she’ll never prefer me *sob*

    By Useless Lil Erection on Jan 12, 2023

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