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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