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7 Times A Song’s Album Version Wasn’t The Best One

If it ain't broke... get it released before you ruin it.

Ben Gibson

Whether you’re a musician or not, one can assume the amount of time and effort it takes to craft a song for the ages.

From the initial inspiration, be it a lyric, melody or other, to the mixing down those final notes, songwriting is a continuous process, albeit an arduous one. It is understood that the first incarnation of a song often differs drastically from the final product as various tweaks and changes are made not just by the songwriter, but also by accompanying musicians, the producer and so on.

That being said, what if they had it right the first time? What if these songs, as heard on their respective albums, felt lacking by comparison to earlier renditions?

On the flip side, what if, after toiling away creating this masterwork, you’re encouraged to cut the runtime to make it more suitable for radio (and other commercial outlets) for fear you’ll lose the attention of your audience. You know, to shiny objects, squirrels or cute cat pictures...

What am I talking about? Well...

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