Favourite version of a song you love

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  1. Frank Field

    Frank Field Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Ireland
    What's a beloved song of yours, and which version (studio, live, outttake etc) do you love above all others?
    Two of mine...
    Thin Lizzy 'Still In Love With You' from Live And Dangerous
    Bruce Springsteen 'Thunder Road' from Hammersmith Odeon, London '75
     
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  2. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith Forum Resident

    The version of Steve Harley's 'The Best Years Of Our Lives' on the 'Face To Face' double is way more emotive than the studio version. Love it to bits.
     
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  3. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Syracuse, NY USA
    The Olatuji Concert version of My Favorite Things by John Coltrane --holy noise that would raise the dead
     
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  4. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

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    Bronx
    See Me Feel Me/Listening to You from the Tales From The Who boot.
     
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  5. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Apoptygma Berzerk-Lost In Translation (Sweep Mix), 2006
     
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  6. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Rotersand-Hush (The Man Beyond C Replay), 2004
    A beautiful piano version.
     
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  7. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    In Strict Confidence-Seven Lives (Monozelle Remix), 2004
     
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  8. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    "Gentle On My Mind" by Roger Miller - While I like a number of versions of this song, this version is my favorite.

    "If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind" by Agentha Fältskog - I found this song on her album My Colouring Book and it became an instant favorite and it is a very emotionally moving song for me. However, I've heard a number of versions of this song and all of them left me cold.

    "Gotta Pull Myself Together" by The Yearning - Although I liked the version by The Nolans, this version with its very lush "Wall Of Sound" arrangement was terrific.

    "If I Can Just Get Through The Night" by Sissy Spacek - It is on an album that was released around the time of her movie Coal Miner's Daughter. While the album featured mostly country-style songs, this was an outstanding pop song.

    "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" by Connie Smith - While the Bobby Vee version is a classic, I like the country twang that Smith adds to this song.

    "Who Was It?" by Norman "Hurricane" Smith - I like this version over the Gilbert O'Sullivan original. Among the changes was that this version made things direct that were just asides in the original.
     
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  9. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Moby-Slipping Away (Crier La Vie)-Manhattan Clique, 2006
     
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  10. Frank Field

    Frank Field Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Ireland
    Bob Dylan's 'Forever Young' from the Last Waltz
     
  11. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

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    Moorhead MN
    5 quick ones...

    1.Dylan / Visions Of Johanna (Live -66)...IMO this haunting atmospheric acoustic version far outshines the BOB cut

    2.Stones / Midnight Rambler...from the boot Live'r Than You'll Ever Be - Oakland 69 is the definitive version & some of the best prehistoric rock as theater ever recorded

    3.Little Feat / Teenage Nervous Breakdown...lifted off the Hoy-Hoy 2 record set, this searing live version simply crushes any others & proof Little Feat could rock out as well as get the Jazz-Funk cooking

    4.Roky Erickson & Explosives (live) The Wind And More...taken from "casting the runes" this bone crusher stomps the original studio take like a cockroach, comparable to Stones / Street Fighting Man live circa 69-70

    5.Who / My Generation...LAL version with Townsend playing off his echo from venue was exhilarating & mythical, remains some of the hardest rock ever performed by anybody
     
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  12. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Dixie
    The "Heavenly wine and roses" version

     
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  13. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    OK I'm a blasphemer... But this cover may be better than the Gram Parsons original

     
  14. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Dixie
    The Jaguars - "The Way You Look Tonight"

     
  15. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

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    Easton, MD
    The early take of Into the Mystic on the expanded Moondance with no overdubs. At the end Van sheepishly asks "How was that?"
     
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  16. Frank Field

    Frank Field Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Jimi Hendrix Experience 'Little Wing' Royal Albert Hall (it's also on the purple Experience box)
     
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  17. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    The Echoing Green-The Story of Our Lives (Epic), 2004
     
  18. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    The Lightning Seeds-Everyday and Everynight (unabridged), 1999 (Happy Satellite)
     
  19. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Indianapolis, IN
    Speaking of Ryan, I love his version of "Wonderwall," but not the one by Oasis, (who I dislike generally.)
     
  20. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Central PA
    I heard Debussey's "Claire Du Lune" the other night used in NBC's New Amsterdam, and I was reminded how much I love the Tomita synthesized version.
     
  21. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Indianapolis, IN
    Zombies deep cut! I don't think it was a hit, but I love it!
     
  22. ShepBranson

    ShepBranson Member

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    Mexico
     
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  23. jeff kleinberg

    jeff kleinberg Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ct
    This is great version. The original will always have a special place for me as it was the first dance at my wedding, but this is fabulous. I'm also a big fan of Evan Dandos 1000$ wedding from the same disc.
     

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