Today’s lesson is to make your version so authentic as to fool many people that it is yours that is the original.
Ironically, that sounds kinda familiar. Perhaps today’s lesson is a repeat of a previous one, but with different tunes. I dunno. I haven’t really been paying attention to what the lessons were, to be honest. Don’t ask me, mate, I just work here.
Anyway, here’s the evidence for your consideration. From 2008, the original, a glitzy, contemporary twist on Sixties soul :
Then, in 2009, came this:
When I first heard that, so authentic was the vintage-sounding northern soul version I found myself thinking “Wait – the Duffy version wasn’t the original??”
I wasn’t the only one who thought that. No lesser source than The Daily Telegraph declared that “…the instrumentation and production are so authentic that it sounds like some long-lost R&B classic from 45 years ago. You’d almost believe that this was the original version”, the hack responsible presumably collapsing back into a leather wingback chair in a panelled gentleman’s club after uttering said missive, cradling a glass of port, and issuing an emphysemic wheeze.
I digress. Authentic seems to be the buzz-word of this post, so here’s your actual authentic Greg Wilson’s re-edit (it’s not a remix, nosireebob). Truth be told, all he seems to have done here is made the introduction a bit longer. Still ace though: