Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime
The Korgis (1980)
The Field (2009)
There’s something about this cover by The Field that is really attractive and mysterious. They’ve managed to keep the original moody, sultry vibe of the Korgis original, but make it even sultrier. There’s something in the Korgis’ version that seems a bit too earnest, probably a reflection of the times, of coming out of the 70s with an eagerness and honestly that you can hear in James Warren’s voice. The Field, on the other hand, is likewise a reflection of our modern times - jaded, blase`, depressed even. I’m leaning towards The Field’s version, but that may be because I myself am a bit jaded and earnestness has never sat well with me.
It bears mentioning that the song has been covered numerous times, including Italian cheez-master Zucchero feat. Vanessa Carlton (http://youtu.be/45zGdzcAklc), a remix by NRG (http://youtu.be/-NxBBep-0qc), and possibly the absolute best of them all, the saddest and most honest, a cover by Beck for Michel Gondry’s film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: