Steve-o wrote:quote:Originally posted by maccastheman
I actually prefer Macca's demo to the Badfinger version.
At the time, I loved the BF version....thought it very macca-like and it was heavily broadcast to be "produced and written by PM", and it was on Apple etc etc. But when I heard Paul's version, I fell in love with that one, and now prefer it over the orig. I'm with ya, MTM.
Me too. Of course, I've always loved the Badfinger version. I first heard Paul's version on a bootleg CD called Unsurpassed Masters, and it was the same mix that later came out on Anthology 3. Instantly, I fell in love with Paul's version, and there are 2 elements in the recording which I think are superior to Badfinger's:
1- Paul's vocal. There's something about his vocal, for a demo, it is so unbelievably dead-on. there's no "la la la la" where the lyrics are forgotten, no mumbling, it's like it was meant to be a final studio release, not a demo.
2- Paul's drumming. The production of the toms with that big huge shimmering reverb, they sound thunderous, just as cool as Ringo's drums on Abbey Road. Paul does a great take with his drum track, he has his own style, and a "spirit" comes through that a seasoned veteran drummer wouldn't bring across.
Sure, the 2 recordings are basically identical, and Badfinger's recording was excellent. But Paul's is the definitive for me. It doesn't 'sound' like a demo. Polished and superb.
I needed comfort of love just to get me some piece of mind.. wo-oh