CD REVIEW: Greg Laswell "Covers"

It's incredibly fun when a musician takes on a covers project. When they are able to put their own spin on very unique and classic songs, musicians can reignite a love for the original artist and at the same time increase their own fanbase infinitely. Greg Laswell is always good for a good cover song, and this time he takes on five incredibly unique songs by very different original artists. His take on Maxwell's "This Woman's Work" is beautiful and turns the classic R&B track into an acoustic ballad. He does wonders with Kristen Hersh's "Your Ghost" and Echo & The Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon," turning them into tracks that could fool listeners into thinking they were his own. Laswell is a master musician. What he does, regardless of whether or not they are his original songs, is always surprising and outstanding.