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August 27th, 2005

Song Of The Day @ 12:29 pm

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: cheerful cheerful
I'm currently hearin: U2 - All Because Of You (Alternate Version)

 
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From:canadanne
Date:August 27th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I don't particularly like any of the alternate versions, though I guess this one isn't the worst. How anyone could consider this to be better than the album version is beyond me... for starters the chorus sounds awful in the alternate version, it's so flat!  It's also completely missing the excellent bridge ("Oh oh ohhh / Heyyy yeah...") so it doesn't have the same rockin' energy of the final version. There's nowhere near as much passion on the final verse, either... and then it just *ends*. It's all a bit cringeworthy at times, thank christ they didn't stick with this version.

The lyrics aren't as good... I adore the lyrics of the album version (especially the intellectual tortoise line, and "I'm not broke but you can see the cracks", not to mention the cleverness of the "I Am" bit - what's the point of the chorus without that line??). The lyrics in the alternate version are OK I guess, but nothing really stands out or means anything to me.

I quite like the way they sing the "My oh my" bit, and the indecipherable section has a pleasant echo on it, but I can't think of much else to praise about this version. All the other good bits survived to the album version, so I've already talked about them.
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From:zoostation
Date:August 28th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
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I definitely agree with you on the flat chorus bit. The song otherwise is alright by my standards. It's not an earsore to listen to.

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