Any thoughts on the reworking and release of this track? It's a song I personally love from Golden Days, however the reworking of the lyrics to make song about covid is a little awkward for me. Also Brian's rework of the solo, I don't think it was necessary. Certainly the first half, seems far less melodic to me. Although, I'd be interested to make an edit of the solo, merging the 'old' first half, into the reworked second half. Was this not already a single release during original launch (I can't remember)? If not, I'd rather they'd just released the track as it was - the sentiment of the track was already suitable as a tie-in-to-covid - the changes just seem to 'lockdown' (no pun intended) the whole song to be about covid (which I'm sure we all just want a break from).....
I like both Brian solos. But I prefer the earlier one. In general I think the rockier guitar is better on the new version of the track. Now, if someone could mix the earlier solo into the newer one I'd be entirely happy with the resulting version. Anyone?
This is actually the third version. One was used on album, the second one in a clip on youtube (different intro and maybe some other changes) and now the 2021 version with (for me) notably "added" lyrics and not so melodic solo as said before.
I must admit that I also thought the whole thing was a totally embarrassing and the cheap video did not help much either. I know that the intentions were good . But Brian really must be a bit more selective to what he puts his name to.