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View Poll Results: Which version of "Everyone Wins" do you prefer
The original version 5 100.00%
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Which version of Everyone Wins do you prefer

I give the nod to the original version.
It has an edge missing from the "Y Not" version, it's more guitar driven. I prefer the ending of the original, it rocks out nicely in the end with a guitar solo. I like the more urgent mood of the original compared to the more laid back mood of the album version. But either way a great song.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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In case you haven't heard the original.
Btw the bootlegger called it "Everybody" instead of "Everyone Wins".

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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Default Everyone wins in the end!

It's no use! I've listened to both versions back to back several times and I simply can't decide. The original version indeed has that lovely guitar and more drive yet there's the keyboard and better timing in Ringo's singing on Y Not. I much prefer the call and answering style with the backup singers than them singing along with him as on the original, on the other hand, his voice was better then. So it's pretty much a toss-up between them.
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 09:25 PM   #4
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The "Y not" version's very good, especially for a "remake"...

But the 1992 version takes it, by a decent margin.

The raw energy of the track, Ringo's drumming, the earnest in his voice...

... not to mention it growing on me, and other people, for 18 years, before the newer version came out !
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 08:23 AM   #5
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I fell in love with the original and I'm sticking to it. I find the Y Not production of "Everyone Wins" to be strange at least. But it is still a great song.
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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I have always thought of the original as a potential hit single. Somewhere far away the song makes me think of Belinda's 'Leave A Light On' and also because of that George could have done some amazing slide guitar work on this song.

To me there are pros and cons on both.

I very much like the producing style of the new version which even comes close to a Jeff Lynne production. I also love the backing vocals arrangement on the new version. Yet, it's a bit slow.

Then, I love the rougher and faster sound of the original, the guitars, the slide-ish guitar solo's on the original and especially the fade out. And the backing vocals on the original are awesome.

I have a few things which made it easy to go for the original as the preferred one
  • the guitar opening versus the keyboard opening on the new one
  • the tempo of the original versus the slower new version
  • the backing vocals as such
  • the sexy female backing vocals on the original versus the Roy's 'You Got It' type of male backing on the new one
  • Ringo's vocals on the original are somewhat more to the back being part of the whole whereas on the new version his voice is so upfront
  • what I really dislike on the new version is the spacey build up to the guitar solo where they sing 'taken from your mind' oh man if only I could skip that part from the album.
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