A well-done cover of popular music is always enjoyable, whether it be by a band or group or sans lyrics on a guitar or piano and so on.
I still have that acoustic guitar cover of Alan Silvestri’s Back to the Future score stuck in my brain, so I thought I’d share another impressive one. This time it’s James Horner‘s moving theme from Mel Gibson’s 1994 Best Picture winner, Braveheart, as played on a bass guitar by Zander Zon.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the latest of the summer superhero blockbusters to storm the box office and has been doing extremely well since its theatrical opening on Tuesday: the Marc Webb-directed reboot of Marvel Comics’ web-slinging crimefighter defied expectations and mixed critical and audience response (Read our own FamousMonster’s review here) and posted a record Tuesday opening day gross of $35 million, beating the previous record-holder – Michael Bay’s first Transformers movie, released exactly five years to the day of Amazing‘s release.
James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer who has brought his considerable musical chops to the soundtracks for films ranging from 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan to James Cameron’s record-smashing epics Titanic and Avatar, was hired to provide the aural accompaniment for Spidey’s return to the silver screen after a five-year absence. Previously the cinematic adventures of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko‘s iconic superhero were scored, under the direction of Sam Raimi, by Danny Elfman and Christopher Young. AOL Music is currently streaming the film’s soundtrack CD, which was released the same day as the movie by Sony Classical, for FREE at their website.