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Adaptation of “Lotus Flower”

Adaptation of "Lotus Flower"

I’m one to believe that the mark of a talented songwriter, is when the songs can be adapted into various styles and forms, but still maintain all the root beauty. This is one reason why I found MTV’s Unplugged series so good when it aspired for greatness; a new arrangement for a pop song (different instruments, vocalists, etc.) will only work if the pop song is good. From Cole Porter to The Beatles to Neil Young to Kurt Cobain, it shouldn’t matter what tools you use to perform a great song because it will always sound great. So, I present to you two different variations on the new Radiohead single “Lotus Flower.” Here is the official Garth Jennings video that launched earlier in the week:

And, here is “Lotus Flower” as performed in front of a live audience in January 2010:

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