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Fiona Apple - "Across the Universe"


Fiona Apple Across the Universe

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Female (1)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: Oddbrother
VOCALS: BornGamerRob
STANDARD KEYS: FujiSkunk
 
Recorded for the 1998 movie Pleasantville, Apple’s rendition of the Beatles’ “Across the Universe” is easily her best cover. The song takes on a placidity that suits the strange nuclear family at the heart of the film, with Fiona’s serene “jai guru deva om” chants almost serving as a balm. The Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video is also a treat: Apple walks peacefully through a riot that takes place late in the film, her calm at odds with all the chaos. “Nothing’s gonna change my world” indeed.



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MidnightRambler67
June 11, 2019

lovely

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moc_os
June 11, 2019

thank you!

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BornGamerRob
June 12, 2019

I'll have to dispute the claim that it's "easily her best cover" as Please Send Me Someone to Love was more soulful and sultry than Universe and penetrated any listeners deeper desire to find someone to fulfill the empty. She sold that song to me and I bought it. Having done both the vocals for those, I feel I'm allowed to weigh in. ;-P