Covers (Show of Hands album)

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This article is about the album by Show of Hands. For the album by Placebo, see Covers (Placebo album).
Studio album by Show of Hands
Released 2000
Recorded January 2000 at Chudleigh Town Hall, Devon
Genre Folk
Length 49:32
Label Hands on Music HMCD12
Producer Gerard O’Farrell
Show of Hands chronology
Folk Music
Cold Frontier

Covers is a studio album released in 2000 by English acoustic roots duo Show of Hands. This album differs from the other studio albums by Show of Hands in that all of the tracks are cover versions and the album contains no Steve Knightley compositions.

The cover featured of "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" was featured again on their best-of album, Roots.

A sequel, Covers 2, was released ten years later. The duo said in 2007 of Covers


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wond'ring Aloud" (Ian Anderson) – 2:08
  2. "Rigging It Up Duncannon" (Tom Robinson) – 3:16
  3. "Willin'" (Lowell George) – 3:37
  4. "No Song To Sing" (Mike Chapman) – 4:49
  5. "Corinna Corinna" (Bob Dylan) – 3:01
  6. "The Setting" (Ralph McTell) – 3:35
  7. "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" (Billy Joel) – 3:08
  8. "Fake Plastic Trees" (Thom Yorke) – 4:47
  9. "Is Your Love In Vain" (Bob Dylan) – 3:00
  10. "Courting Is A Pleasure" (Trad arr. Nic Jones) – 4:59
  11. "Roaring Water Bay" (John Richards) – 3:52
  12. "Don't Give Up" (Peter Gabriel) – 5:17
  13. "Waterloo Sunset" (Ray Davies) – 3:56



  1. ^ Liner notes of Roots: The Best of Show of Hands