The Needle Drop

Ghost Covers the Beatles

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Admittedly, there aren't many band's I'd be interested in hearing do a Beatles cover. Sometimes, I just like to stick to this model: It if ain't broke, don't cover it. But when someone sent me a message saying one of Sweden's masters of occult metal decided to raise the song from the dead, I was too bewildered not to try it out. After all, the bright and acoustic disposition of the Abbey Road track doesn't exactly fit in with Ghost's aesthetic.

But I was impressed by this cover on my first listen. The organ-led affair successfully turns the song into something dark, eerie, and something that would slip into a Ghost live set easily. The band rounds all the bases: lyrics, thematic melodies, the build. It's a perceptive interpretation to say the least.