Yes, all the Hey Jude performances are amazing. I'm always amazed watching the original Beatles clip of how complete the performance is - everything's there, the phrasing, the slow build, all the drama. Remarkable given how recently the song had been written at the time.
Contrasts greatly with, say, Long and Winding Road as performed in the Let It Be film. Tentative, hesitant, uncertain.
I guess the contract reflects the change in state of mind / relationships between 1968 and 1969.
I'm sure you'll let me know if you think I'm talking nonsense......[:D]