Alternate versions of songs better than popular versions?

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Heston wrote:The Peel session version of Gangsters by the Specials is now definitive for me.

The demo of Making Plans For Nigel is better than the released version too.
Apart from the drum sound on the final version I agree.
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The Madness flexi disc version of My Girl.

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Better than the Archies? Yep, 'cos it's Marley :mrgreen:

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Can anyone suggest a link to The Specials Peel Session? I wouldn't mind hearing that version of 'Gangsters' as I think the single is good enough.

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dave202 wrote:Can anyone suggest a link to The Specials Peel Session? I wouldn't mind hearing that version of 'Gangsters' as I think the single is good enough.
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Prefer:
- the "Children of Men" version of Bring on the Lucie as opposed to the Mind Games version
- the rocked-up B-side version of Smithers-Jones as opposed to the Setting Sons orchestral version (not sure which is the more popular version though)
- the Peel Sessions version of Here Comes the Summer

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drowninghere wrote:Prefer:
- the "Children of Men" version of Bring on the Lucie as opposed to the Mind Games version
- the rocked-up B-side version of Smithers-Jones as opposed to the Setting Sons orchestral version (not sure which is the more popular version though)
- the Peel Sessions version of Here Comes the Summer
I agree with Smithers, but the lack of organ on the Undertones track marks it down for me.
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Heston wrote:
drowninghere wrote:Prefer:
- the "Children of Men" version of Bring on the Lucie as opposed to the Mind Games version
- the rocked-up B-side version of Smithers-Jones as opposed to the Setting Sons orchestral version (not sure which is the more popular version though)
- the Peel Sessions version of Here Comes the Summer
I agree with Smithers, but the lack of organ on the Undertones track marks it down for me.
Agree although they are all good versions.
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Heston wrote:The Peel session version of Gangsters by the Specials is now definitive for me.
I just heard it about 30 minutes ago and thought the exact same thing.
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Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:The Peel session version of Gangsters by the Specials is now definitive for me.
I just heard it about 30 minutes ago and thought the exact same thing.
I couldn't choose between the two.
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Marky Dread wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:The Peel session version of Gangsters by the Specials is now definitive for me.
I just heard it about 30 minutes ago and thought the exact same thing.
I couldn't choose between the two.
I love the chanting at the end, and the little off-kilter guitar that isn't in the original.
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Heston wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:The Peel session version of Gangsters by the Specials is now definitive for me.
I just heard it about 30 minutes ago and thought the exact same thing.
I couldn't choose between the two.
I love the chanting at the end, and the little off-kilter guitar that isn't in the original.
Yeah I love that too. I just love the single version also as I remember when I first heard it at a fair ground in Southsea on a day trip in '79. It hadn't charted at the time and there was this skinhead guy there who it had. I remember how great it sounded pumping out of these big speakers. Within a week it was top 10. A magical record.
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Marky Dread wrote:
Heston wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:The Peel session version of Gangsters by the Specials is now definitive for me.
I just heard it about 30 minutes ago and thought the exact same thing.
I couldn't choose between the two.
I love the chanting at the end, and the little off-kilter guitar that isn't in the original.
Yeah I love that too. I just love the single version also as I remember when I first heard it at a fair ground in Southsea on a day trip in '79. It hadn't charted at the time and there was this skinhead guy there who it had. I remember how great it sounded pumping out of these big speakers. Within a week it was top 10. A magical record.
I remember the first time I heard it on the radio I thought it was someone trying to sound like Siouxie and the Banshees :huh:

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101Walterton wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Heston wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Wolter wrote: I just heard it about 30 minutes ago and thought the exact same thing.
I couldn't choose between the two.
I love the chanting at the end, and the little off-kilter guitar that isn't in the original.
Yeah I love that too. I just love the single version also as I remember when I first heard it at a fair ground in Southsea on a day trip in '79. It hadn't charted at the time and there was this skinhead guy there who it had. I remember how great it sounded pumping out of these big speakers. Within a week it was top 10. A magical record.
I remember the first time I heard it on the radio I thought it was someone trying to sound like Siouxie and the Banshees :huh:
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Beating a dead horse here, but the other alternate version of Roadrunner that's 4:55 and has that awesome shriek Jonathan does when he says "alright, Modern Lovers!" is also great...
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