Director's cut seems like a mix to me. Some revisions vastly improve the original song, or bring out a different element. Some are just nice because of different (better) instrumentation or mixing. This Woman's Work particularly strikes me as something that, while not replacing the original, may outshine it in the long term.
But...Rubberband Girl, I just don't understand. The new instrumentation is okay, but the lead vocal is completely muddled and the backing vocals stripped away.
I can't fathom why she would pick to use THIS version over, say, restoring Why Should I Love You? Is it just personal taste--are there folks out there who enjoy it?
Anyways, I really have enjoyed listening to the new record, and hope every else it as well!
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- Rubberband girl