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Across the Universe Single, Maxi, Import


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Japanese single for Fiona's cover of the Beatles' tender classic that was featured on the 'Pleasantville' soundtrack. It's backed with a live version of 'Sleep To Dream' and edit versions of 'Criminal' & 'Across The Universe'. 1999 release. Sony.

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
One of the Best Beatles Remakes of All Time Oct. 5 2000
By Chad A. Lauterbach - Published on Amazon.com
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Although I think "Across the Universe" by Fiona Apple is truely one of the best Beatles Remakes of all time, and I think the live version of "Sleep to Dream" found on this CD single is also an outstanding one, if you are looking just for the song Across the Universe it can be found at less expense on the Pleasantville soundtrack. However, if you are a Fiona Apple fan, I recomend this CD as a collectors item, for a great version of Sleep to Dream, and to own her outstanding version of Across the Universe.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
It Takes Courage! Aug. 5 2003
By Paul C Enea - Published on Amazon.com
Fiona did it a few years ago with this one.
No one... should even attempt a Beatles song, it's just not right, But FIONA did it so incredibly that she deserves nothing but praise for this new masterpeice and her attempt was justified.
Fiona's love of the Beatles is apparent in everything she writes, its in her blood, you can tell she grew up with it around her.
What makes Fiona great is is her own spin...her beautuful sensual voice and pure honesty adds a new dimension to a song that could never be re-made until Fiona. Thanks Fiona for such a beautiful version.
I know its been years since its out, but til this day...nothing comes close and it still stands the test of time.
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
John Lennon would be proud July 28 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I first heard Across the Universe on the Beatle's Blue album a few months back. WOW! I was stunned at how beautiful the song was. Then I found out Fiona Apple had made a remake. I couldn't believe it when I heard this version because it takes John Lennon's masterpiece to new heights. You have to ask yourself how much better Beatles' music would sound if they would have recorded their songs today. For the critics that said the original sounds worse you have to remember that even John Lennon said he was unhappy with the final version(I belive at the time the Beatles were fighting a lot so this song never got much production time or came out the way John Lennon wanted). If you love this song you should check out other Beatles' classics. Anyway this CD is worth it for this song alone.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely Wonderful Aug. 31 2002
By Nick - Published on Amazon.com
It's extremely difficult to remake a Beatles song, since the originals are all so great. But Fiona Apple really pulls it off. Her mellow voice and the soft accompaniment suit the song perfectly, and in some ways it's almost better than the Beatles version. For one thing, she plays around with the melody, giving it a flowing, soothing, quality that's just perfect. This is a must-have!
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
"Universe": Beauty, Resignation and Ironic Defiance Dec 31 2003
By m taylor - Published on Amazon.com
'Across the Universe' is, without a doubt, the best Beatle cover I have ever heard. I think John Lennon would be stunned. Apple sings with subtle virtuosity and understanding. She disguises her art; there is an 'acceptance of fate' conveyed with her beautifully undulating vocal line. The irony of Lennon's refrain 'Nothing's gonna change my world' is captured with unearthly transparency; Apple's vocal manifests an irony we all feel. The orchestration is brilliant and the drumming is phenominal, providing solid yet understated support. I imagine Lennon, had he lived, hearing this for the first time, thinking to himself: 'how did she know'?


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