Comparing The Acoustic To The Studio Version

Comparing The Acoustic To The Studio Version

One of my favourite albums is a compilation of acoustic recordings of pop songs. Songs that I used to find rather annoying in their up-tempo and over-produced studio versions can be a completely different kettle of fish when they are stripped back and an acoustic recording allows them to shine.

So for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday theme of “comparisons” I thought I would pick an acoustic recording of one song that was originally very much the product of the studio. I like both versions, but I do love the chance to compare them. This is Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments”.

Credits: Thomas Edward Percy Hull and Jessie Ware

You and I, bloodlines
We come together every time
Two wrongs, no rights
We lose ourselves at night

And from the outside, from the outside
Everyone must be wondering why we try
Why do we try?

Baby, in our wildest moments
We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest
Baby, in our wildest moments
We could be the worst of all
Baby, in our wildest moments
We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest
Maybe in our wildest moments
We could be the worst of all

Oo-ooh. Oo-ooh

Rain on, a thunder sky
Wherever there's smoke, there'll soon be fire
What could bring bad luck,
I've been looking at you too much

And from the outside, from the outside
Everyone must be wondering why we try
Why do we try?

Baby, in our wildest moments
We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest
Maybe in our wildest moments
We could be the worst of all
Baby, in our wildest moments
We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest
Maybe in our wildest moments
We could be the worst of all

In the middle of it
We walk, we walk the line
Looking back I miss it
Our wildest moments
Are you thinking what if
What if we ruined it all?
My wrecking ball

And from the outside, from the outside
Everyone must be wondering why we try
Why do we try?

Baby, in our wildest moments
We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest
Maybe in our wildest moments
We could be the worst of all
Baby, in our wildest moments
We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest
Maybe in our wildest moments
We could be the worst of all

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