Cover vs. Original

A Whiter Shade of Pale


The original is an awesome song but Zakk's lone piano and haunting vocals leave me in awe. This from Ozzy Osbourne's lead guitar player. I have to go with BLS on this one.

- Al, Hutchinson, United States, 24.06.2007


Black Label Society
2004

vs.

Procul Harum
1967

CD-Cover: Black Label Society - Hangover Music, Vol. 6 20.8 % 79.2 % CD-Cover: Procul Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Black Label Society 611 Votes Procul Harum

Comments about A Whiter Shade of Pale:

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LOL Wales

P.S I am Garnet Picard Ham
- Garnet Picard Ham, Garnet Picard Ham, Wales, 27.10.2010
Can't match the original, except when Robin Tower joins in live (if you consider that a cover).
- Red Dog Walker, PTC, United States, 29.07.2010
As much as I like Zakk and BLS, their cover of Whiter Shade of Pale just isn't all that good. The best cover of the song - and better than the original - is, without a doubt, the version by HSAS (Hagar, Schoen, Aaronson, Shrieve).
- Tim, Fairbanks, United States, 04.05.2010
I like the cover version, a lot! But I was expecting a much harder version from a Shredder / Heavy Metal band like Black Label Society.

That said.

I think Zakk Wylde is a little too Axl Rose-ish on this one. And seemingly, almost bordering on, trying to be a little too Leon Russell-esque.

I am most definitely going with the full instrumentations of the original and Gary Brooker on vocals.
- evilCozPoetry, Too-bias, United States, 21.03.2010
NO HAY COMPARACIÓN, LA VERSION DE PROCUL ES UN CLASICO
- oscar, mexico city, Mexico, 21.10.2008
Blaaack label society for lifee
- Fuck you, toronto, Canada, 08.09.2008
Annie Lennox also covered this song too.
- Fab, Montreal, Canada, 01.07.2008
One of those deals where the cover is actually pretty good, but the original is so mind-blowing that it really is no contest.
- Gundar, nocontest, United States, 08.06.2008
What a waste of time, effort and creativity to record a version of this classic!
- Aldo, Imola, Italy, 25.05.2008
The Sarah Brightman version of Whiter Shade of Pale is wonderful!
- Erin, Holton, KS, United States, 21.02.2008
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