Friday Release # 125
And this time "Evanescence" with their cover version of "Across The Universe" by "The Beatles".
The track, which was previously covered by Amy Lee and her bandmates on the tour to promote the album "Synthesis" in 2018, was also released on the second disc of the Limited Edition version of "The Bitter Truth", the bands latest album which includes the virtual performance "A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio", performed during the Covid-19 lockdowns. This song is available today as a standalone single through all digital music service providers.
Upon its release, "The Bitter Truth" reached number 4 in the UK, making it the band's fourth "Top Five" album in the United Kingdom. It was the band's first full-length album, with brand new material in a decade and was voted, among other things, the best-selling alternative rock album in the United States, according to "Nielsen Music Connect".
We have generally been very critical of cover versions, especially when it comes to a masterpiece as in this case. At the same time, something in this cover version caught us and without making comparisons with the original and sacred version, we can say that this cover by "Evanescence" is simply magic.