Rene wrote:You all will probably disagree, but ALMOST anyone other than John singing Imagine is "sacreligious" to me. It's a great song, not my favorite, but John loved it and it really was alot of what he was about. It is just....his song. I dunno, it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
In fact I do disagree - I think the songs lends itself quite well to being covered (which of course does not mean that any moron can have a go). For me, the most beautiful cover version I have ever heard was the one done by the Spanish singers Javier Gurruchaga and Ana Belén - the male voice and the female voice together gave it a very special feel, one of the "brotherhood and sisterhood of man" John himself invoked when performing it live on some occasion.