Lacking a guest this episode, Martin and Sam debate similarities and differences between the live and studio versions, including some of the musical effects of changing counts, back-singing of phrases, and how these techniques help reinterpret songs.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Cold Cold Ground, Big Time, Tom Waits (1988)

Cold Cold Ground, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)

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