7.2 What differences are there between songs sung live and on albums?
Besides the obvious differences between live performances and studio recordings, there is a difference in "I Know You're Out There Somewhere." The first couple of years the Moodies performed this song in concert, they did the entire song. However, for the last few years, they've done the shortened single version, which leaves out the verse beginning, "The words that I remember... ."
When Justin Hayward started touring to support The View From The Hill, he included "The Land Of Make Believe" as part of his set list. Justin usually joked with the audience about not remembering all the lyrics so he was cutting the song short by the last three verses, even though they're a repeat of those sung earlier in the song.
The live version of "Strange Times," which was played in concert for two years before the album was released, has "doots" (as in "doot-do-do-doot-do-do-doot strange times, strange times") but the album version does not.
Some live versions of "The Voice" delete the last two verses: "And how many words have I got to say...." and the repeat of "Each and every heart it seems.... ." The Moodies go from the verse "Make a promise take a vow....," to a guitar solo and wrapping up with the chorus "Oh, won't you tell me again....."
On the fall 2002 tour, Grame changed the words to "Nothing Changes" in tribute to the attacks of September 11, 2001, by saying "And now 2001 has come and gone, and everything changes." He specifically changed the wording for the Radio City Music Hall concert in New York City to, "And Nine-One-One has come, and everything changed".
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