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2009/01/27 17:39:17 (permalink)

The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List

Ok, So I know this has probably been done to death a million times over, but I would like us to put together a set list (database) of some brilliant cover songs that can be done on the acoustic guitar (solo/duo).

Here's three that I want to start with: -

1. American Pie
2. Heard it Through the Grape Vine
3. Waterloo Sunset

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/27 17:45:21 (permalink)
    1) Blue Moon
    2) Blackbird
    3) Fields of Gold
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/27 19:43:01 (permalink)
    1) My Sweet Lord
    2) Wonderwall
    3) Heart of Gold



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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/27 20:47:37 (permalink)
    1) Across the Universe
    2)Morning has Broken (or any Cat Stevens)
    3)Any Neil Young

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/27 21:00:35 (permalink)

    All good for strumming....

    1) Stay Free - The Clash

    2) That's Entertainment - The Jam

    3) Sloop John B - The Beach Boys

    4) All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople

    5) Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd








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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/27 21:32:44 (permalink)
    although they don't fit the genre of most of the songs on here:

    green day - time of your life

    coldplay - green eyes

    tonic - if you could only see

    dave matthews band - crash

    the 90's alt rock scene didn't really create a wealth of saturday night standards...

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/27 22:36:34 (permalink)
    Untogether by Belly
    Fade into You by Mazzy Star
    Waiting for Engines by Madder Rose
    Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
    Wonderwall
    by Oasis
    Amie by Pure Prairie League (my fav by far after Untogether)
    Hotel California by The Eagles
    Lola
    by the Kinks
    Dance, Dance, Dance by The Steve Miller Band (another fav)

    I could go on and on, as could we all...
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 00:09:21 (permalink)
    1. Fire & Rain - James Taylor
    2. Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
    3. Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
    4. Patience - GnR
    5. Pink Houses - John Mellencamp
    6. Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
    7. Crush (not Crash) - Dave Matthews
    8. Santeria - Sublime
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 00:22:03 (permalink)
    Good lists so far.
    A few cliches (American Pie, Hotel California, Time of your life) but overall thoughtful suggestions!
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 07:46:28 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Monkey23

    Good lists so far.
    A few cliches (American Pie, Hotel California, Time of your life) but overall thoughtful suggestions!


    I know what you mean about cliches Monk, but try some of them in front of the right audience and they love to hear them. I am currently playing drums in a local party / events band although we are getting pub gigs also and it's hard to turn them down. If you saw our set list you might groan and think "oh no- no originality there at all" However I have been thrilled at the reaction we have had in our first 3 gigs to date, folks just love to hear live renditions of the formative years of their musical memory. Sometime I think putting in the more obscure stuff for the wrong audience is a bit self indulgent and done more for the benefit of the performers that the audience. Just my 2 penny (cents) worth on the subject. Depends on what the audience is expecting of course.

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 09:00:32 (permalink)

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    I know what you mean about cliches Monk, but try some of them in front of the right audience and they love to hear them.



    Oh no, I get it. They're cliche for a reason, because they're popular. It's just nice to see that everybody's list so far has a lot of thoughtful choices!
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 09:06:04 (permalink)
    Wow, I'm impressed, seven straight answers before it starts to de-rail. Just some light hearted fun and hopefully nothing to ponder too deeply on. It's also great because I get to expand my taste in music from your suggestions.

    Here's three more;-
    1) Strawberry Fields Beatles
    2) As Long As I Can See The Light CCR
    3) Factory Girl Rolling Stones

    All of these songs I have managed to play live on the acoustic for what it's worth.



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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 09:25:11 (permalink)
    1: Crosby Stills Nash and Young-any
    2: Simon and Garfunkel-any
    3: Bob Dylan-early works-any

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 10:03:39 (permalink)
    You've Got To Hide Your Love Away- Beatles

    Pinball Wizard- Who

    Bus Stop- Hollies

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 10:49:48 (permalink)
    Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
    Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions - Graham Parker
    Allison - Elvis Costello

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 10:57:59 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: auto_da_fe

    Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
    Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions - Graham Parker
    Allison - Elvis Costello



    Allison is electric (sounds like a Gibson hollow body), at least on the LP i'm thinking of (his first)
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 11:01:32 (permalink)
    Allison is electric, at least on the LP i'm thinking of (his first)


    Thats OK, as long as it transfers onto the acoustic
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 11:01:53 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: SteveStrummerUK


    All good for strumming....

    1) Stay Free - The Clash

    2) That's Entertainment - The Jam

    3) Sloop John B - The Beach Boys

    4) All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople

    5) Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd


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    It's been so long since I've heard "That's Entertainment" and it's such a cool Song Thanks!

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 11:08:41 (permalink)
    All four of these from "Frampton Comes Alive":

    "All I Want to Be (Is by Your Side)"
    "Wind of Change"
    "Baby, I Love Your Way"
    "Penny for Your Thoughts"

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 11:21:43 (permalink)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPGGHzfy-FE

    Elvis has done it numerous times later in his career as an acoustic cover.
    But you are right it was a beautiful jazzy electric number when first recorded.

    Interestingly...Sting claims that Allison ( a mushy love song with a girl's name in the title) gave him the courage to bring Roxanne to the Police.

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 11:50:48 (permalink)
    It doesn't matter if it was electric originally. In New Orleans in the 70s, I listened to a young lady doing Frank Zappa on acoustic

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 11:53:59 (permalink)
    I used to play an acoustic version of Hurt, by nine inch nails, years before Johnny Cash did his brilliant version.
    I heard an acoustic (solo) guitar version of Irish Heartbeat by Van Morisson that was just heartbreaking.
    Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones.

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 12:10:59 (permalink)
    Here Comes the Rain Again
    Brown Eyed Girl
    My Girl
    Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
    Lots of CCR stuff
    Lot's of Eagles stuff
    Psycho Killer
    Cheating Heart
    Willin'
    I Can See Clearly Now
    Riders on the Storm
    I'm a Believer (and other Neil Diamond tunes)
    Solsbury Hill (Not too far from where I live actually)
    Red Rain
    American Girl

    I could go on


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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 12:32:21 (permalink)
    OK...."can" be done:


    Over the Hills and Far Away - Zep
    Won't get fooled again-WHo...(no kidding, it's really cool and eternal in it's message)
    Here Comes Your Man and Hey- Pixies
    Burning Down The House- Talking Heads
    Folsom Prison Blues- J Cash
    Catch the Wind-Donovan
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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 12:51:50 (permalink)
    Some more:

    Elliott Smith - "Talking to Mary" (and a bunch of his other songs)
    Nick Drake - "Pink Moon"
    STP - "Plush" (Acoustic version)
    Alice in Chains - "Brother"

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 13:04:34 (permalink)
    Hey Taylor,

    Nick Drake - "Pink Moon"


    I love playing Nick Drake stuff but you need a spare guitar or two because of his tunnings. I once played "Which Will" live to an audience of around 30 people or so, and I've never ever experienced an audience to become so relaxed during a song. I honestly nearly s^*t myself because of it.

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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 13:35:59 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Rodar6

    Hey Taylor,

    Nick Drake - "Pink Moon"


    I love playing Nick Drake stuff but you need a spare guitar or two because of his tunnings. I once played "Which Will" live to an audience of around 30 people or so, and I've never ever experienced an audience to become so relaxed during a song. I honestly nearly s^*t myself because of it.

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    Hey Rodders,

    I've only played "Pink Moon" myself - "Which Will" is a good song though.

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    ORIGINAL: No How

    OK...."can" be done:


    Over the Hills and Far Away - Zep
    Won't get fooled again-WHo...(no kidding, it's really cool and eternal in it's message)
    Here Comes Your Man and Hey- Pixies
    Burning Down The House- Talking Heads
    Folsom Prison Blues- J Cash
    Catch the Wind-Donovan


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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 13:54:43 (permalink)
    My guitar wants to kill your mother.




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    RE: The Ultimate Acoustic Song Set List 2009/01/28 13:57:55 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: space_cowboy

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