Matthew Sweet-Susanna Hoffs Summit Due



Doing Rod
Stewart, Carly Simon, Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Big Star, Mott the Hoople, Tom Petty….



By Blurt Staff



Matthew Sweet and Bangles vocalist Susanna Hoffs,
otherwise known as “Sid & Susie,” will unveil their newest project July 21
on Shout! Factory, titled Under The Covers Vol. 2. This collection
features 16 of the duo’s favorite tunes from the 1970’s, and is the follow up
to the highly-praised 60’s compilation Under The Covers Vol. 1, released
in 2006.



Produced and recorded by Sweet and Hoffs in Sweet’s
Lolina Green Studios in Los Angeles,
Under The Covers Vol. 2 features the pair’sharmonized voices on
favorites from power-pop, glam, classic rock and even prog-rock. The pair get a
little help from Lindsey Buckingham on their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Second Hand
News,” Dhani Harrison plays on George Harrison’s “Beware of Darkness,” and
Steve Howe guests on their version of the Yes song “I’ve Seen All Good People:
Your Move/All Good People.”



The tracks on Under The Covers Vol. 2 include huge
hits such as Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May,” and
Mott The Hoople’s “All The Young Dudes,” as well as lesser known cult
favorites, including Big Star’s “Back Of A Carand Todd Rundgren’s
“Couldn’t I Just Tell You” (one of two Todd Rundgren songs included on the disc).
Other songs given the Sid & Susie treatment include John Lennon’s “Gimme
Some Truth,” Derek & The Dominoes’ “Bell Bottom Blues,” The Grateful
Dead’s “Sugar Magnolia,” The Raspberries “Go All The Way,” Tom Petty And The
Heartbreakers’ “Here Comes My Girl,” Little Feat’s “Willin’,” Todd Rundgren’s
“Hello It’s Me,” and Bread’s “Everything I Own.”



The two have long performed at each other’s shows, and
collaborated with comedian Mike Myers as members of Austin Powers’ on-screen
band Ming Tea in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Austin
Powers in Goldmember
before collaborating on Under The Covers Vol. 1.  Matthew and Susanna will have a number of tour dates to support the release
in addition to separate shows by both Matthew Sweet and the Bangles.







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