Elis Regina :: Golden Slumbers (1971)

Covering the Beatles is often met with mixed results, but Brazilian songstress Elis Regina pulled it off in 1971 via her rendering of “Golden Slumbers”. Singing in English, released two years after Abbey Road, Regina works McCartney’s nostalgic lament into a soulful, orchestrated, vamp. Straightforward in approach, with echo-laden vox, the track preemptively leans into the energy of “Carry That Weight” before dissolving around two and half minutes.

Elis Regina :: Golden Slumbers

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