Regina Spektor - No Surprises (Radiohead Cover) [Live on Triple J Radio] by Mr Cao published on 2012/10/07 03:41:35 +0000 Regina Spektor playing an own version of No Surprises, originally performed by Radiohead, which can be found on the album OK Computer (1997). This is a second cover done by Regina Spektor, performed and recorded in the Triple J studios, affiliated with ABC. http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/ The first cover was released with the purpose of raising money and awareness of the charity organisation "Doctors Without Borders Emergency Relief Fund". To respect Regina Spektor's intentions behind this song, I encourage you to visit the website and buy the first cover on iTunes if you can spare it: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/ http://bit.ly/dcv4dA My opinion and some info about this song: This second version is less true to the original, and has more of a personal touch compared to the first. No surprises being a silent though desperate plea for silence, for escaping all the mess in life, Regina elegantly captures this feeling, and her comforting and understanding voice resonates with the frustrations and fatigue in all of us. Radiohead and Regina Spektor are both legendary artists, and any one who truly respects music shouldn't compare these one-dimensionally by suggesting that there's a better version. There's a subtle difference in how the songs resonates with our feelings, and what specific mood it brings us in. Both however, are brilliant in capturing a complex but strong feeling. I recommend checking out both artists and their albums. These are one of those few artists who are consistent in their quality: http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/ http://reginaspektor.com/ I hope you will enjoy the music. Yours Sincerely, "Mr. Cao"