Pakistani Orchestra Plays Eastern-Flavored Version of REM’s “Everybody Hurts”

A little while back, we gave you  The Sachal Studios Orchestra, based in Lahore, Pakistan, playing an innovative cover of “Take Five,” the jazz standard written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959. While he was still alive, Brubeck called it the “most interesting” version of “Take Five” he had ever heard. Now, the Pakistani Orchestra is back with an interpretation of “Everybody Hurts,” the melancholic song from the 1992 REM album Automatic for the People. It will appear on the forthcoming album Jazz and All That, scheduled for release this summer.

For more great moments in musical fusion, don’t miss these performances:

Watch Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Chile’ Performed on a Gayageum, a Traditional Korean Instrument

Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” Performed on Traditional Chinese Instruments

Pakistani Musicians Play Amazing Version of Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Classic, “Take Five”

If you’re an REM fan, catch these:

R.E.M.’s Final Encore (and an Early Concert from Germany)

R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” Reworked from Minor to Major Scale

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  • Karen

    I think this is fabulous. REM fan but not real fond of this song, love this renditions, thank you!

  • Joe

    That was beautiful, a new take on the saddest song I’ve ever heard.

  • Haydee M.

    Hmmm…wow. Absolutely sublime.

  • Carolyn rose

    Life long rem fan, a very sad song, it was a eye opening rendition

  • Carmen allen

    I love this REM song and this version is great!

  • Matt

    Awful, maybe the worst I ever heard…

  • Catherine Berthelette

    Bravo,absolutely beautiful !!!!

  • Brian Conyers

    A stunning performance. Well done!!! to the performers of this exquisite piece of music.

  • Jalal

    Amazing! Well done lads!


    boooo…. Absolutely fab

  • paolo canali

    a great orchestra, with “different” instruments….and a great simple song… amazing version!!!

  • Roman from Poland

    To wykonanie znanego utworu jest dla mnie dowodem na to, że kiedyś znikną wszelkie granice na tym najpiękniejszym ze światów. Ten czas jest całkiem bliski

  • Susan

    This was a very cool interpretation of this song. Thanks!

  • teresa berti

    che meraviglia

  • denis kelleher

    beautiful version of a great song