Not as good as Vol 1 (in my opinion) but an interesting choice of songs. Susanna Hoffs is an excellent singer who somehow has not had the great success she perhaps could have expected post Bangles. Someday is a well crafted album and better than Under the Covers.
This is an improvement on Volume 1, and I love that one.
Great playing, great singing - Sweets' voice really complements Hoffs. Whilst the songs are not new (which is fairly obvious from both the title and track listing!), they are great cover versions of fantastic songs.
One minor gripe (which does not remove from the enjoyment of the album), why is the deluxe version only available as a download, as there are some great tracks on that too? Some of us music buyers, still prefer the physical album!
Worth it just to hear Hoff's voice. Songs are musically very similar to the originals but with Susanna Hoff and Matthew Sweet's voice adding a different layering to the songs. Played to death in the car for a 9 day road trip.
After 2006's under the covers vol 1, a collection of 60's classics and obscurities I was really looking forward to Vol 2.I haven't been disappointed, this time round the 7o's are the focus of sid n susies musical journey.Hearing material by the likes of Clapton,Fleetwood Mac,Carly Simon etc (Songs i've not heard in a long time)has been a total joy.Rather than taking the material apart and reworking the arrangements Hoffs & Sweet have used the originals,more as a labour of love of the song and had immense fun in doing so,which is evident on listening to under the covers vol2.Highlights for me have been "Beware of Darkness", "Gimme some truth" and surprisingly a song i never really liked by an artist i've never been a fan of. I'm talking of course about "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart.The combination of Susanna Hoffs voice (of which i'm a huge fan) and Matthew Sweet's pop sensibilities,have got me to really like this song.Of course with a project like this there are other songs from this era i'd loved to have heard included ranging from Led Zepp to Lou Reed,The Knack and Wings,any hopes for Vol 3 then? Overall a pretty damn fine album well worth a listen