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Released: April 18, 2006

Rating: 3.474 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: pop

Quotable: “They’re having such a good time playing their favorite songs, it's hard not to smile along as well.” – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

Album Tracks: *

  1. I See the Rain [The Marmalade]
  2. And Your Bird Can Sing [The Beatles]
  3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue [Bob Dylan]
  4. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? [Fairport Convention]
  5. Cinnamond Girl [Neil Young]
  6. Alone Again Or [Love]
  7. The Warmth of the Sun [The Beach Boys]
  8. Different Drum [The Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt]
  9. The Kids Are Alright [The Who]
  10. Sunday Morning [The Velvet Underground]
  11. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Neil Young]
  12. Care of Cell #44 [The Zombies]
  13. Monday Monday [The Mamas & the Papas]
  14. She May Call You Up Tonight [The Left Banke]
  15. Run to Me [Bee Gees]
* Original artist in brackets

Sales (in millions):

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sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
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peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 192
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Singles/Hit Songs:

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Under the Covers Vol. 1
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
Susanna Hoffs made a name for herself with the Bangles in the 1980s and Matthew Sweet was an alternative rock singer who made his first splash with 1991’s “Girlfriend.” Both “have always displayed an unapologetic love of '60s pop in their own music, and they even teamed up as part of the pop supergroup Ming Tea to record the terrific ‘BBC’ for the first Austin Powers film, so the duo’'s 2006 album, Under the Covers, Vol. 1, feels logical and right. With this record, the two – who have adopted the name ‘Sid N Susie,’ although this only appears on the inside of the CD’s booklet and on their MySpace page – tackle 15 classic pop and folk-rock tunes from the '60s (well, the Bee Gees’ Run to Me is from 1971, but its heart is in the '60s).” STE

“Their selections, a mix of familiar oldies and beloved cult classics, display exceptionally good taste.” STE “The band – a rotating lineup largely comprised of Sweet mainstays including drummer Ric Menck and guitarist Greg Leisz, plus guitarist Richard Lloyd and keyboardist Van Dyke Parks, both appear on a couple of tracks a piece – relish playing songs that they clearly love, since they never reinterpret the songs, or even play around with the arrangements. The affection that Sweet, Hoffs and company display for this music is the reason to hear this record: they’re having such a good time playing their favorite songs, it's hard not to smile along as well. And if that doesn’t make for a major record, it certainly makes for a likeable one.” STE

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previous Hoffs album: Bangles’ ‘Doll Revolution (2003) next album: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs’ ‘Under the Covers 2’ (2009)

I See the Rain

A Different Drum

Cinnamon Girl

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Last updated February 3, 2011.