O Love this song… I remember it well… okay, that may be a problem with my listening to these samples… my objectivity is stretched by my recollections…
Listening through infinity speakers, I’ve made notes as I listened. Apologies for my emma randomness of comment…
light bright and crispy fruity () but the mix feels a bit cheesy to me and a bit too squeaky bright. The piano feels a bit honky tonky which is a high freq thing and I was conscious of a ‘sense’ of vocal sibilance, even though there were no clear specifics…
O yes…!! haha this is the sense of the song that I remember with great affection, a rock ballad with great vocals and a lovely piano sitting tastily in the mix. Love the sense of vocal richness and listener engagement with the emotional feel. Yum and double yum!
This sounds like a smoothed-down-pineapple version. I’m conscious again of seeming-sibilance on the vocals, an awareness of some ‘ss’ and ‘th’ sounds and the cymbals had a slight slush in this brighter-than-dragonfruit mix. The piano is obscured until the end, well, I didn’t notice it until the end.
In the Mango version I noticed the articulation of the vocal at the very end - 3.27" where the end of the word damage is cut off - did so much dama_
when I checked the other versions, they have the same but I only noticed it in Mango and now the ‘ge’ sounds conspicuous by its absence.
O, now I’ve written all that, I’m losing my confidence… I’ll step away from the mix and just post these ramblings… What a great collection of songs you are getting together for this album. I look forward to it very much!!