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Thread started 05/27/22 8:37pm

MickyDolenz

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studio versions of songs where a live version is more well known

Betty Wright ~ Tonight Is The Night
Betty Wright ~ Pure Love
Little Stevie Wonder ~ Fingertips
Peter Frampton ~ Nassau/Baby I Love Your Way
Peter Frampton ~ Show Me The Way

Wham! ~ Blue
The Time ~ The Bird
Cheap Trick ~ I Want You To Want Me
KISS ~ Rock And Roll All Nite
Chuck Berry ~ My Ding-A-Ling

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #1 posted 05/28/22 12:22am

TrivialPursuit

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I'm going to side-step on this and make a footnote: I'd love to hear the unaltered "Bennie and the Jets." For years, folks thought it was a live cut, but in reality it's a studio take with a big ol' reverb on it audience sounds, etc.

So the non-live-not-live-anyway version could be better.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #2 posted 06/03/22 4:15am

Superstition

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Could be wrong because I was young, but I thought Whitney’s version of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” was more popular in the live shows than the studio version. Like I said, that’s my recollection and I could be totally wrong.

For certain though, Stevie Wonder’s “Fingertips”.
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Reply #3 posted 06/03/22 8:09am

jazzz

During my high school days, the live version of "I just can't get enough" by Depeche Mode was a big hit in The Netherlands.
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Reply #4 posted 06/03/22 2:28pm

SoulAlive

The live versions of "Devotion" and "Reasons" by Earth Wind & Fire (from the Gratitude album) seem to be more popular than the studio versions.

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Reply #5 posted 06/04/22 6:58am

jazzz

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Bob Marley & Wailers - No woman, no cry
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Reply #6 posted 06/04/22 8:06am

2freaky

Peter Frampton the most obvious. Purple Rain was done live. Cheap Trick

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Reply #7 posted 06/06/22 6:06pm

woogiebear

SoulAlive said:

The live versions of "Devotion" and "Reasons" by Earth Wind & Fire (from the Gratitude album) seem to be more popular than the studio versions.

........BINGO!!!!

cool cool cool

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Reply #8 posted 06/06/22 6:06pm

woogiebear

Cheap Trick " I Want You To Want Me"

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Reply #9 posted 06/06/22 6:09pm

woogiebear

Parliament "Mothership Connection"/"Swing Down, Sweet Chariot"- Because.......GLEN GOINS (R.I.P)

cool cool cool

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Reply #10 posted 06/07/22 10:21am

jazzz

woogiebear said:

Parliament "Mothership Connection"/"Swing Down, Sweet Chariot"- Because.....GLEN GOINS (R.I.P)


cool cool cool


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That live version "Mothership Connection" is wonderful, but I doubt if it is more well known than the studio version...
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Reply #11 posted 06/08/22 5:48pm

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

The live versions of "Devotion" and "Reasons" by Earth Wind & Fire (from the Gratitude album) seem to be more popular than the studio versions.




100%...."Sun Goddess", too
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Reply #12 posted 06/09/22 8:40am

StrangeButTrue

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Erykah Badu - Tyrone

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #13 posted 06/10/22 7:24am

Poplife88

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Peter Frampton Comes Alive & Cheap Trick obviously

Bob Seger - Turn the Page

RocknRoll All Night - KISS

I also knew the live version of Paul Mcartney's Maybe I'm Amazed before the studio version. I think the live version was the 'hit' version from Wings Across America in 76. Both are great though.

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Reply #14 posted 06/10/22 7:36am

MickyDolenz

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Where's the links to all of these songs that people are listing here?

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #15 posted 06/10/22 7:38am

JorisE73

Pearl Jam - Alive

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Reply #16 posted 06/11/22 3:48pm

SPYZFAN1

"Running On Empty" - Jackson Browne........"Freebird" - "Lyrnyrd Skynrd"......"R.A.R.A.N" - KISS.

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Reply #17 posted 06/13/22 8:47am

nextedition

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Tonight by Tina Turner and David Bowie, I think there is a studio version? smile
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Reply #18 posted 06/13/22 8:51am

nextedition

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MickyDolenz said:

Where's the links to all of these songs that people are listing here?


Ain't got no time for that!
razz
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Reply #19 posted 06/13/22 4:05pm

TrivialPursuit

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nextedition said:

Tonight by Tina Turner and David Bowie, I think there is a studio version? smile


That would be great. It's a bit weird as a live version. The song is odd (to me). Not bad, just sorta slow, drawn out. A quasi-blues song or something.

But maybe a studio version would be pretty sweet.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #20 posted 06/14/22 12:20am

JorisE73

TrivialPursuit said:

nextedition said:

Tonight by Tina Turner and David Bowie, I think there is a studio version? smile


That would be great. It's a bit weird as a live version. The song is odd (to me). Not bad, just sorta slow, drawn out. A quasi-blues song or something.

But maybe a studio version would be pretty sweet.


? There is a studio version on the album Bowie's album Tonight from 1984.

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Reply #21 posted 06/29/22 1:32pm

Superstition

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SoulAlive said:

The live versions of "Devotion" and "Reasons" by Earth Wind & Fire (from the Gratitude album) seem to be more popular than the studio versions.

Oh yes. The live version of "Devotion" is sped up a little, and that note Phil Bailey hits towards the end? WOW!

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Reply #22 posted 06/29/22 3:42pm

RJOrion

jazzz said:

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Bob Marley & Wailers - No woman, no cry


word...its almost like two entirely different songs
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Reply #23 posted 06/29/22 4:45pm

PJMcGee

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Pearl Jam's Alive from Ten isn't live, is it?

Same with Running on Empty, Browne. That's been live all this time?
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Reply #24 posted 06/30/22 1:28am

JorisE73

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Pearl Jam's Alive from Ten isn't live, is it? Same with Running on Empty, Browne. That's been live all this time?


Both teh studio version and the live version (the video version everybody knows) is on Ten.

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Reply #25 posted 07/02/22 4:24pm

PJMcGee

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Oh! I forgot about Bad. That's the original Bad, by U2. From The Unforgettable Fire. They put out an EP after called Wide Awake in America that had a live version that was huge on WLIR, a Long Island radio station that played "new music," alternative. That was when U2 was still small enough to be considered cool.

The greater public wasn't too familiar with it, but people might remember them playing it on Live Aid in 1985. It was kind of rambling and messy, but the band's charisma was palpable.

The one time I saw them live was their Joshua Tree tour from a few years ago. When they played Bad it was a surprise. Magical.
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Reply #26 posted 07/02/22 4:31pm

PJMcGee

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JorisE73 said:



PJMcGee said:


Pearl Jam's Alive from Ten isn't live, is it? Same with Running on Empty, Browne. That's been live all this time?


Both teh studio version and the live version (the video version everybody knows) is on Ten.



It's a European thing.

Wiki:
Live performances of "Alive" can be found on European releases of Ten
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Reply #27 posted 07/04/22 2:27am

JorisE73

PJMcGee said:

JorisE73 said:


Both teh studio version and the live version (the video version everybody knows) is on Ten.

It's a European thing. Wiki: Live performances of "Alive" can be found on European releases of Ten


Oh.
Didn't the US get the video with that particular live version?? I would guess that version would get more airplay than the studio recording

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Reply #28 posted 07/04/22 3:52am

PJMcGee

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JorisE73 said:



PJMcGee said:


JorisE73 said:



Both teh studio version and the live version (the video version everybody knows) is on Ten.



It's a European thing. Wiki: Live performances of "Alive" can be found on European releases of Ten


Oh.
Didn't the US get the video with that particular live version?? I would guess that version would get more airplay than the studio recording




The video was probably played here (in the US). I only really remember Jeremy getting played (a lot).

But radio didn't play the video version. Why would they? It wasn't available for sale.
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Reply #29 posted 07/04/22 4:09am

JorisE73

PJMcGee said:

JorisE73 said:


Oh.
Didn't the US get the video with that particular live version?? I would guess that version would get more airplay than the studio recording

The video was probably played here (in the US). I only really remember Jeremy getting played (a lot). But radio didn't play the video version. Why would they? It wasn't available for sale.


Ah, ok. I thought all the Ten releases had the live version. Here in Holland I only ever hear the live version on the radio almost never the studio version.

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