SOTW Columnist, Distinguished SOTW Member
No worries, Bloo Dog. We all have our own subjective opinions. As I mentioned, what I wrote was conjecture. And as to whether or not we find various live performances to be superior to the studio recorded versions, or vice versa, that's largely subjective. I'm only stating the fact that I've heard a lot of live (in person, not just live recordings) performances to be more moving and innovative in many cases than the recorded versions of the same tunes. Maybe it was because I was there in the audience hearing it while it was happening. That is definitely a different experience than listening to a recording. Of course for any given musician, no matter how great they are, there will be off nights as well as nights when they are 'on fire.' So it's hard to generalize about these things, and I probably was over generalizing a bit.Again, I'm sorry that you disagree with me.
Still, I'm just reporting my experience over the years, not trying to disagree with anyone.