There's been a few Steely Dan covers over the years. And a couple of Donald Fagen's solo songs have also been covered by other artists.
But how about Walter Becker's solo stuff? No cover versions that we've heard of. Until we stumbled across the MySpace page of a singer from Birmingham, England; Sara Colman.
She's covered Walter's Book Of Liars from 11 Tracks Of Whack for her upcoming second album. It's a jazzy version with just piano, drums, bass and Sara's voice. A great match. And especially interesting to hear if you're familiar with Walter's original version.
We wrote her and she wrote back saying Book Of Liars is one of her favourite songs.
Her first album is titled Spellbound (1999) and featues nine of her own compositions. For her second album she's picked a couple of covers. Book Of Liars is one, Joni Mitchell's How Do You Stop another.
There's more to learn about Sara. She's one third of the group The Passion. Her own homepage saracolman.com will hopefully soon be updated. Meanwhile you can hear Book Of Liars and more on her MySpace page. That one also links to The Passion's page for even more music!