Five years ago I did a post about “Got to Get You Into My Life”. Then, last year I did a blog article which featured Earth, Wind and Fire’s 1978 cover of “Got to Get You into My Life” for the infamous movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.
Well, Earth, Wind and Fire’s cover version of “Got to Get You into My Life” has been covered by a Moscow-based band of musicians who are getting a high-profile in the United States. The band is called Leonid and Friends , and they began doing precise covers of the studio recordings of hits by Chicago. Apart from covering Chicago tunes, they have covered a couple of Earth, Wind and Fire songs in addition to “Spinning Wheel” by Blood, Sweat and Tears.
They came to do concerts in the U.S. in 2018 and 2019. The band’s leader, multi-instrumentalist Leonid Vorobyvev, said, “Chicago has never been in Russia and none of us have attended their concerts. We only have audio records and videos to help us learn Chicago songs.”
Ironically, one of the few non-Chicago songs they have recorded is the famous 1978 cover of “Got to Get You into My Life”. It is rare when a band records a cover version of a famous song and not the original. Have a listen to Leonid and Friends amazingly recreating the Chicago sound and more …………