Here Comes Sunshine
Nov. 21, 1973
It's a travesty they dropped the song when it was really peaking, but in a way that only adds to the allure - we hold these few truly spectacular versions dear, don't we? It's also a mystery as to why they dropped Bird Song in mid '73 (another favorite of mine), but that's a discussion for another time. Tonights version of HCS is a stellar version; it channels a dreamy, heady, psychedelic cadence that fits the bill for those chasing that mood. As a long time devoted fan of 1973 and this particular tune, I can only say that I think the top rated versions deserve their place in their present holdings (I would change the running order, however). I have a soft spot for 2/15/73 b/c it's razor sharp and note-perfect, but it doesn't go the distance that the best one's do, namely 2/23/74, 11/17/73, 12/19/73, 12/6/73 and 11/30/73.