You know, when I listen to Japanese cover albums I normally don’t know those songs. They are from the 80s or even older so I just listen to them for the music and not for comparison or anything.
But while I was tagging the Cover Album 2 from misono there was one song title that I was familiar with. It was Momen no Handkerchief, originally sung by Hiromi Ota.
Just like I said. It’s an old song. From 1975 to be exact.
So, why did I already know this song? Because Shiina Ringo already covered it. The original is around 3 minutes long. I don’t know how Ringo made it twice as long o.o But misono isn’t much better with 5 minutes…
In general I really like this song and Shiina Ringo’s version is of course my favorite because I’m already used to it but I wanted to know what you all think about it.
And now vote!
(Feel free to write a comment stating why you chose which version. Or maybe you know another singer who covered it?)
What I learned from that is that I will listen to more original versions of songs. Or at least to more stuff from Hiromi.