KT Tunstall covers Don Henley’s ‘Boys of Summer’

There are literally dozens of cover versions of this song, and very few of them come anywhere near the power of Don Henley’s original. The most successful attempts, in my view, are the ones that don’t try to imitate Henley (hello, The Ataris!), but try to do something recognizably different, something that doesn’t immediately recall that memorable original. I think this one by K.T. Tunstall is one of the best.

KT TUNSTALL – THE BOYS OF SUMMER from The Old Vinyl Factory Sessions on Vimeo.

Honorable mention to Show of Hands‘ version.