I thought I might over the next Sundays look at where songs are better in the studio than done live and vica versa.
The first example is Billy Joel's Travelling Prayer.
In the studio the combination of Joel's piano playing is wonderful and we also get violins and banjo playing. It is sublime.
I had my doubts on how good it would be live and I was proved right.
Here is the studio version
Nick Gruen ( the nicest man in the Blogosphere) may disagree
I should have added too many live versions from many artists are far too quick