Started on the Far Away Series, and refined by the bloggers noted below, I've been somewhat of a renegade player in the Battle Of The Bands blogfest, which happens on the first and fifteenth of each month. These guys are the brains in this outfit:
Far Away Series
Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends
Tossing It Out
Your Daily Dose
The way it works is, I put up two versions of a song and you tell me which one you like better.
Simple right? If you look at past comments, some people agonize over this decision, but I'll let you in on a little clue.....there's no wrong answer! Whatever you like IS the right answer!
Where I fail to follow rules is, there's supposed to be a post in five days or so where I tally up the votes and disclose my preference.
Usually I disclose my preference in the comments, I assume anyone who can get to this site can also count, and I'm generally not motivated enough to do that second post.
Plus, I stink at following rules!
I got the idea for this one from the new greatest hits compilation from John Waite.
He included two versions of his signature hit, "Missing You," a rerecorded version from 2014, and a duet version (with Alison Krauss) from 2006.
Today we're going to see how the duet stacks up against the original.
First, the classic from 1984...
And now, the duet version released in 2006...
So what do you think?