I absolutely LOVE the version on Chicago 18.
I love the beat, the musicality!
To me it is absolutely THE best and I could listen to it for hours
I totally agree with you !! Of course I love the original version with Terry, no question.
BUT.. Keith did an outstanding job on the Nashville Sessions . He really spent a lot of time and effort to make it so close to the original, and in doing so, paying Terry the ultimate tribute !!! I think he succeeded !!
Tom Sheely said:
While the original version is the one that we all mostly "grew up" on, I would have to say that the "Nashville Studio Sessions" version, with the current band line-up, is quite a contender! Keith's guitar solo is a tribute to Terry's, but with his own style layered in. And...if you've had the good fortune to see the current line-up perform this live, then you have witnessed the definition of "powerhouse"!
I never heard any other version other that the original but I think it's kind of silly to re-record other material.
They're both great, that's for sure. There's no topping the original but the Chicago 18 version packs quite a punch. I for one, appreciate when an artist takes one of their classics and creates an entirely whole brand new arrangement. It's been done many times in the past. Think Sinatra's 5 different versions of "Night and Day" over the years. I saw the Chicago 18 tour in which they opened with the then new version and closed the show with the original. The horn interlude on the newer version still delivers a wallop like you wouldn't believe.