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#1 Posted on 2.8.05 1104.21
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Watching CMT today, I saw that Gary Allan's covered BEST I EVER HAD from Vertical Horizon...

AND IT SUCKS!!!!

No offence to Gary, but he's done it all wrong. He went about it all wrong; first off, he has a very whiney, twangy voice that doesn't suit the instrumentals and sentiment...and it almost sounds like a karaoke rendition: his producers removed the Track 0 (vocals) and added some string guitar.

Some country makeovers are good; but this one really didn't do it for me. John Michael Montgomery's covers of I SWEAR and I CAN LOVE YOU LIKE THAT were awesome...but this doesn't cut it.

For those in Canada, it was number twelve on the CMT Canada Daily Top Twelve. I'm certain it'll be on Launchcast, too.

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#2 Posted on 2.8.05 1830.08
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That is depressing, because while I don't know Gary Allen, I love Best I've Ever Had by VH. It is one of the best songs on that album. Even with your hatred of it, I might have to do something I'd never normally do and turn on Country Music Television.
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#3 Posted on 2.8.05 1841.39
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Man, I'm still annoyed about that woman who covered the White Stripes. But if they wrote the song (like one of the Vertical Horizon guys did for this one), then I think they get some monetary reimbursement for it being covered. After that, I don't think the original artist cares.
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#4 Posted on 2.8.05 2025.21
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I don't know who Vertical Horizon are, but I'm a big Gary Allan fan.

It's not among his best songs (like "The One", "Smoke Rings in the Dark", and "Songs About Rain", among others), but this song is growing on me. I don't know if I'd want to hear the original at this point, as I do like the arrangement as it sits.
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#5 Posted on 2.8.05 2051.57
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I agree...he's got too much twang, and really kills a good song...and I like some of his songs...it just didn't match his style.

I also agree about the White Stripes song that Joss Stone song..."I fell in love with a girl" sounded great when they did it, and not so great when she did.
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#6 Posted on 3.8.05 0759.33
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    I don't know who Vertical Horizon are, but I'm a big Gary Allan fan.

    It's not among his best songs (like "The One", "Smoke Rings in the Dark", and "Songs About Rain", among others), but this song is growing on me. I don't know if I'd want to hear the original at this point, as I do like the arrangement as it sits.
I'm almost certain that you'll like the original more than Allen's version.

While I am also an Allen fan...I think he's not cut for making romantic slow songs; his voice doesn't suit it at all. His song "SMOKE RINGS IN THE DARK" and "RIGHT WHERE I NEED TO BE" are perfect for him.

I am, however, happy to see him return after his wife's suicide.
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#7 Posted on 7.8.05 2038.05
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    Originally posted by SOK
    Watching CMT today, I saw that Gary Allan's covered BEST I EVER HAD from Vertical Horizon...

    AND IT SUCKS!!!!

    John Michael Montgomery's covers of I SWEAR and I CAN LOVE YOU LIKE THAT were awesome...but this doesn't cut it.

    Comments?

    _S


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John Michael Montgomery didn't cover those songs...he did the originals, and All 4 One covered him. Just for the record.
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#8 Posted on 9.8.05 2250.06
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While I'm a Vertical Horizon fan & not a huge country music fan (though I live in Nashville), I think the Gary Allan version is somewhat decent. At least it wasn't that turtle-looking fartknocker Kenny Chesney covering it.
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