every song there was a leak of is lacking on the album.
When i first heard the blues back then it completely blew me away, it was the only reason i got interested in nu-gnr at all. I cant even articulate what it was about it thats missing from the album version, it's just bland and without the beauty of the older versions.
album catcher is a disgrace, they ripped the soul of it out and replaced it with extra sounds and instruments and musicians.
better is about the same
twats chorus guitars were greatly improved on the album, apart from that the song was better before.
cd is shit and boring on the album. the grunge version was kinda cool, still not great though.
irs was better in 99 & 02, but no versions are great. there is only so much you can do with a mediocre song
madagascar gradually went from a great song, really characteristic of what was a potentially great nu-gnr, to boring and lifeless. i cant even listen to it the whole way through anymore.
riad got better, but same as irs - a mediocre song is a mediocre song