COVER vs ORIGINAL: A Spaceman Came Travelling

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’

There’s A New Spaceman In Town!

By Steve McSteveface

‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’ is a song first recorded by Chris de Burgh. When first released in 1976 it failed to chart in the UK.

However, in 1986, following de Burgh’s huge success with ‘The Lady In Red’, it charted for the first time in the UK in December 1986, reaching number 40 and staying on the chart for five weeks.

This year John Gibbons has teamed up with the incredible Nina Nesbitt to record their version of the song. It’s a little more upbeat and perhaps even a little more Christmassy.

Watch this performance on the RTE Late Show where a special guest joins in.

What do you think? Do you prefer the original, the cover or neither?

What do you think? Do you prefer the original or one of the cover versions?

Take a look at some of the other posts in this series and don’t forget to follow the playlist.

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.

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