released April 23 2010
A unique collection of cool covers, Uncovered breathes new life into tracks that you’ve already grown to love once before. A double CD of intelligent re-workings of hits, both young and old, by artists from across the musical spectrum. From classical to dance, from indie-rock to chilled out acoustic; each cover steers the original into uncharted territory, giving you new reasons to enjoy favourites from MGMT, Marvin Gaye, Madonna, Portishead, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kanye West, Dire Straits, Amy Winehouse, Australian Crawl, Leonard Cohen, Beyonce and SO many more….
Some of the tracks are simple, brilliant modern updates of classic tracks such as “You’ve Got The Love” – a cover of The Source made famous by Florence + The Machine… Florence also makes a second appearance with a stripped back re-work of Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love.” Further classic tracks receive a modern edge including Angus & Julia Stone’s beautiful acoustic take on the Grease classic “You’re the One That I Want”; the Womack & Womack classic “Teardrops” covered by one of the hottest new artists to emerge in 2009 The xx, and not –to-be-missed is Angie Hart’s heart-wrenching cover of the Australian Crawl classic “Reckless” and Bertie Blackman’s rework of Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight”.
More recent hits also get a brilliant once over, with the current chart smash cover of Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop The Music” courtesy of Jamie Cullum, Ben Lee takes on MGMT “Kids”, Lisa Mitchell covers Dire Straits “Romeo + Juliet”, Micky Green rehashes Regurgitator’s “Song Formerly Known As”, KRAM provides an unexpected rework of Portishead “Glory Box”, and Lily Allen’s cheeky interpretation of Britney’s “Womanizer” proves utterly irresistible!
One thing’s for sure: not one of these tracks is a carbon-copy. Unique, unpredictable, and unexpected, Uncovered is a wonderful collection of tracks to suit any type of mood and musical taste. Perfectly targeted to Ministry of Sound’s devoted Chillout audience, Uncovered provides the perfect soundtrack (and great talking point) for any dinner party or get together!