Even Better Than the Real Thing album series
Even Better Than the Real Thing is the title of a number of Irish charity albums recorded on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM and released over a number of years for the Irish Christmas market. The albums featured Irish artists performing covers of U2 songs until 2005 when the series was temporarily discontinued, although in 2008 Even Better Than the Disco Thing was released featuring covers of disco songs instead. The title is taken from the U2 song "Even Better Than the Real Thing".
Below are the albums released so far.
Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 1
Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 2
Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 3
Even Better Than the Disco Thing
- "Even Better than the Disco Thing!". Today FM. Accessed 25 November 2008.
- "Ray D'Arcy releases covers album". Hot Press. 25 November 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
- "Loaded: 12 December 2008". Irish Independent. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
- " tdfm0034 Even Better Than The Disco Thing ". Today FM. Accessed 26 November 2008.
- "Digging deep for a good cause". The Irish Times. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-16. "The Ray Darcy Show on Today FM has already put together a number of cover version albums to aid various charities. The latest is Even Better Than The Disco Thing with Cathy Davey, Lisa Hannigan, Jape, Republic Of Loose, The Blizzards Duke Special, Director and many more getting on down. All proceeds go to the National Children’s Hospital and Barretstown."