Originally Posted by CBjornson
3. It's a minute longer on the April sessions.
But yes, overall this and LITHOG are my favorites from the album
I go back and forth on the need for the orchestra; I don't know which I prefer as of yet; the song completely unadorned with no orchestral backing, or with the strings. However, I think it is a good thing they cut that minute out of the final version. It's such a directly emotional punch to the gut, and the April Sessions version came close to being boring. The cut minute really lets the song make a more visceral impact, to me anyway.
Also, I had an idea that it'd be a cool tribute if and when DMB ever performs this song, that it solely be performed by Dave, Boyd, Stefan and Carter. A little hokey, maybe, but it'd be a nice way of paying respects to Roi.