Over our time tracking cover songs (13 years this month!), we’ve written about hundreds of new tribute albums, across reviews, news stories, and, when they’re good enough, our best-of-the-year lists. We also have looked back on plenty of great tribute albums from the past in our Cover Classics series. But we’ve never pulled it all together – until now.
Full Albums features covers of every track off a classic album. Got an idea for a future pick? Leave a note in the comments!
Sticky Fingers is the third of the Rolling Stones’ three records (the other two being Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed) that defined their transition from great singles band to “the greatest rock and roll band in the world,” which at the time seemed no mere hyperbole. Furthermore, the 44 years on re-issue set is just out, both uniting and dividing its critics, and the band have just revisited the album by way of a complete live concert performance, arguably their strongest work this century (and it’s now available on iTunes).
Few singers can rival Roy Orbison for sheer vocal power, making covering his songs a risky business. With an impressive four-octave range, he recorded some of the most unique music to come out of the early ’60s. His 1961 single “Crying” stands as the best example of just what his voice could do and, if you pick it in karaoke, what yours can’t.