If they do release an edited single version then I wouldn't be listening to it, I don't think it make the song appeal more either as a single or just in general, the whole point of the first two verses and choruses is to build up to the amazing ending which is well worth waiting for. Take that away and your straight at the big part of the song and it's already over before you know it. It should just remain an album track in all its glory and I think that's what will happen anyway as if they were going to release it why play it live then film videos for two other songs first.
Originally posted by Fly40:For the single Streets the organ intro has been well cut
The single was about 4 minutes but the album version was over 5
That's why I never listen to the single edit of Streets either unless it comes on the radio which isn't often. Streets wasn't even number 1 in the states or uk so did shortening really make the song more appealing? I'm sure radio stations would still have played it at the time regardless of that minute or so extra.
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