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Released: July 21, 2009

Rating: 3.253 (average of 4 ratings)

Genre: pop

Quotable: “The duo’s enduring, endearing love for this music is evident, sometimes infectious.” – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

Album Tracks: *

  1. Sugar Magnolia [Grateful Dead]
  2. Go All the Way [The Raspberries]
  3. Second Hand News [Fleetwood Mac]
  4. Bell Bottom Blues [Derek and the Dominos]
  5. All the Young Dudes [Mott the Hoople]
  6. You’re So Vain [Carly Simon]
  7. Here Comes My Girl [Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers]
  8. I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move/ All Good People [Yes]
  9. Hello It’s Me [Todd Rundgren]
  10. Willin’ [Little Feat]
  11. Back of a Car [Big Star]
  12. Couldn’t I Just Tell You [Todd Rundgren]
  13. Gimme Some Truth [John Lennon]
  14. Maggie May [Rod Stewart]
  15. Everything I Own [Bread]
  16. Beware of Darkness [George Harrison]
* Original artist in brackets

Sales (in millions):

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peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 106
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Under the Covers Vol. 2
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
In 2006, Sweet and Hoffs paired for a collection of covers of ‘60s songs. Here they return with a sequel – a covers album devoted to music of the 1970s. They lean toward “songs that are a bit more familiar than their '60s selections, never digging out a Me Decade equivalent of Marmalade’s ‘I See the Rain’ or the Zombies’ ‘Care of Cell #44,’” STE which were both on the first album, “but instead punctuating AM pop hits and FM rock staples…with power pop.” STE

Todd Rundgren has “two songs from Something/Anything? featured here. The influence of that 1972 double LP can be heard in the similarly homespun production of Under the Covers, Vol. 2 but where Rundgren was open-ended, Sweet neatly ties up every loose end with the care of a pop fetishist, making sure all the harmonies and guitar licks are in place, never adding any untasteful elements.” STE

“Sometimes, everything is a little bit too pat and pretty – particularly on Sugar Magnolia, whose processed guitars sparkle too brightly – but the duo’s enduring, endearing love for this music is evident, sometimes infectious, and, at its best, throws out some surprises, like Susanna’s soulful reading of Maggie May.” STE

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previous album: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs’ ‘Under the Covers’ (2006)

You’re So Vain

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Last updated February 4, 2011.