I sometimes think every artist in history (at least if they were alive to do so) at some point must've been praying that Bryan Ferry would not do a cover of their songs because it'd show off how they were not able to do full justice to their songs themselves.
These two, among so many others, did not have their prayers answered:
Agree about Ferry, you would think that Neil Young would be able to do the best version of “Like a hurricane” or that Lennon would be able to do the best version of “Jealous Guy”, but then Ferry gets hold of them and shows them how they should be done.(I do know that jealous guy was released as a tribute to Lennon)
He also knows how to get a band of musical geniuses together and get them to cooperate to bring the best out of each other. (Not easy to do, most musical geniuses have big egos).
If you look carefully you can see him cueing in the different band members and the other members immediately go into supporting the main event mode.
One of the musical freaks (Stevie Wonder, Kate Bush, Paul McCartney are others on my list)