Yesterday I was lamenting the fact that the Bee Gees’ work is under-appreciated these days, that people are too distracted by the falsetto singing and the disco beats– which have hardened like an amber around a lot of good music– to recognize the great craft underneath.
I just discovered a brilliant exception to this rule: Feist’s cover of their “Inside and Out.”
It may be even better than the original. Certainly it’s one of those covers that is a really interesting mix of classic and very contemporary elements. Actually, it reminds me of the work of Japanese soul singer Misia, who for my money makes Celine Dion look (and sound) like Suzanne Vega: