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Like a Version: Such Great Heights.

From JTV, Ben Folds cover version of Such Great Heights (27mb) >> To comment and see other video visit


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UPDATE: The Kooks sing MGMT with their version of Kids (2.7mb).

I love cover versions of songs. Good ones can be awesome and I think the reinterpretation of an existing text is something that has so much potential, whether its music, literature, movies or television. The above video is this week’s like a version from triple j with Ben Folds doing a piano and percussion heavy cover of The Postal Service’s ‘Such Great Heights’.

Random and sometimes surprising covers often turn up on Hype Machine, so check it out. Along with the Ben Folds cover mp3 here is some tracks I’ve stumbled upon lately.

> Ben Folds sings The Postal Service with Such Great Heights (5.1mb)
> David Gray sings The Killers with Smile Like You Mean It (3.3mb)
> Mystery Jets sing Bloc Party with The Pioneers (4.4mb)
> Editors sing Gorillaz with Feel Good Inc (4.1mb)

8 replies on “Like a Version: Such Great Heights.”

I have been waiting for someone to put this up! So THANKS! I really liked it. Especially the bit at the end when he plays his phone ringtone. So, cheers for putting it up, its been stuck in my head and now I can listen to it!

Thanks a billion man, i love Like A Version… it rocks the casbah! How the hell did you get these tracks!? Does anyone know the name of that band that did that sweet roots Boys Of Summer cover? It was on Triple J Saturday about three weeks ago… i just caught the end of it so i have no idea what band it was but it was kinda like a xavier rudd sound…

Thanks for posting this, i love Ben Folds, and this cover is almost better than the origional! I saw it on saturday JTV and youtube and have been wondering where i could it without the video. Thanks!

the ataris did a pretty cool boys of summer cover. but i dont know who xavier rudd is so i might be way off!
anyway, thanks for the folds mp3.. *adds to collection of rarities*

I just spent the last hour scouring the web for a way to get my hands on this and when I found this page, like the others above, thank you, thank you and thank you! This particluar version of this cover is awesome. Thanks heaps!

dude, you are my hero. i have been looking for this mp3 forever. you have made my year.

thanks again

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