Hugo Montenegro violates Nino Rota:
Love Theme from Godfather (1972) VIDEO Feel free to add yours and keep cheerful.
i think its the other way around, its MUCH BETTER than the original ! Ha! Here's another one, Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk coupled with Moon River. Montenegro again: VIDEO Godfather Main Theme (Waltz) VIDEO
Well, not bad really: Hugo versus Sergej
Lieutenant Kije VIDEO From the 1964 album "Russian Grandeur".
George Garabedian Players - "Georgy Girl" VIDEO
Montenegro does The Third Man with High Noon.
What a combo! VIDEO And something completely different. The Ten Tenors sing Out of Africa of all Places: VIDEO
Tara's Theme according to Montenegro
VIDEO From the album Scenes & Themes (1972) He knew no shame, Lara's theme VIDEO Bond Theme à la Montenegro VIDEO Album Come Spy With Me (1966)
Airport Love Theme
VIDEO From Vincent Bell's album "Airport Love Theme" (1970).
I hated Hugo Montenegro's cover of The Good The Bad & The Ugly, it was a hit in the UK, I think it got further up the charts than Morricone's original. A lot of the time the majority don't get it right. Montenegro got the better marketing guys in the Anglo-Saxon world. That's why. His GBU take is really terrible, IMO.
Any fans of this?
This Way Mary (from Pierre Vervloesem Plays John Barry, 2002) VIDEO
Here's another one off.
Peter Nero works on Midnight Cowboy and Everybody's talkin' VIDEO But wait, there is more... The Windmills of Your Mind VIDEO
It's Percy Faith's turn.
Which one? Summer Place, of course. To say, the versions are BAD, might be unfair. But here they are anyway. The original 1959 top-hit cover version by Faith: VIDEO Weekly Chart (1960) with peak position Canada (CHUM Hit Parade) 4 New Zealand (Lever Hit Parade) 2 UK Singles (OCC) 2 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1 Year-end charts (1960) US Billboard Hot 100 1 All-time Chart (1958–2018) US Billboard Hot 100 23 Faith's version with lyrics & chorus: VIDEO Finally, Percy went full disco in 1976, one of his last recordings before he died. Too bad, Max wasn't there to enjoy it. Summer Place '76 (The Theme From "A Summer Place") VIDEO
Not only is there a pointless rock backbeat to this great track....but having to hear it looping for 15+ minutes near daily for the past few weeks has been pretty grueling.... VIDEO Eh. It’s got a beat and you can dance to it. This is quite good compared to another cover of this - at least it's not a case of Halt! Hugo's there. No disrespect to Mr M - some of his own compositions are sensational. Jeannie springs to mind - shame he couldn't bottle that magic and put it into his cover versions Regards CC
Not only is there a pointless rock backbeat to this great track....but having to hear it looping for 15+ minutes near daily for the past few weeks has been pretty grueling.... VIDEO Eh. It’s got a beat and you can dance to it. Technically speaking, it's a re-mix of the original version and not a cover version. But I agree, I find it BAD, too.