Regine Velasquez – Covers Vol. 1

Early in 2004, Velasquez has not yet released any studio album since Reigne (2001), which was released four years before. She has only released a few soundtracks from her hit movies and compilations of her past songs. This was the reason Viva Recording Management decided for Velasquez to record another full studio album. Like R2K (2000), her last all-remake album, Covers consists of revivals hence the title of the album.

Covers, from the title itself, is a revival album. The idea of doing renditions of all-male OPM classics came up from Velasquez herself. According to her, it is a compilation of most of her favorite OPM songs rendered by mostly male artists. On an interview, she said This is my way of introducing the young set of listeners to the beauty of OPM past. She said that she decided to come out with another revival album because “these songs are really beautiful and it will be a good idea to re-introduce them to the younger crowd”. She further stated that she did not have a love life during that time, that is why the concept of the album is songs by male singers

Velasquez considers Covers as the most expensive album she has ever made, due to the fact that the original composers of the songs secure the rights of their materials, that her record company had to pull some strings just get their permission. She explained “On my part, I wouldn’t have persisted on getting the songs if I felt I wouldn’t be able to add something new to these. I’m not the type who’d remake something that’s already perfect the first time around”. Although, she just mentioned updating the arrangement and not revising too much of the materials, out of respect for the works.

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