Here Comes Sunshine
Nov. 21, 1973
I was actually thinking the same thing yesterday re the allure created from dropping the tune in peak form. In a way it’s better than watching a song slowly get worse and worse over time - I’m thinking Scarlet > Fire. Nothing comes close to the spring ‘77 versions in my opinion.
I often dismiss (maybe unfairly?) the spring versions of HCS because, as you said, they don’t go the distance like the later versions. I should listen again to some of the February versions and give them a fair shake.