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    Steve Howe: 'Mood For A Day' live.

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Steve Howe - Mood for a Day[/VIDEO]

    I was just looking for some live versions of this to compare with the studio version and see what parts of the piece he tends to vary, and came across this.
    "The greatest power one may possess -- in any situation -- is simply not to care what happens.

    "In fact, it's the only power, all others being a semblance and mockery of it. But you must also not care about possessing the power itself. So fuck it."

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    I've liked that one better ever since I heard it too. There's also a later version of "Clap" from his solo tours that I like better than the original as well.

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    I've always preferred "Mood For A Day" on steel-string, as he performed it live throughout the Seventies. Back in college, I learned it (sort of) by ear from listening to the live version on Yessongs, and I was shocked at how different--and not as good--the nylon-string studio version is. Over the years, he has added and removed lots of bits of ornamentation from the basic piece. This video is very similar to the Yessongs version, though I would guess it dates from at least 5 or 6 years later. The only difference I hear is that he added a little octave jump at one point during the chorus section on the Yessongs version, where he stays truer to the studio version here.

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