Yes, the cut is on Bump Ahead and I did own a copy at one time...but I guess it never registered with me that this was a cover. Either that or I always fast-forwarded through the track.
I am having a hard time pinpointing what I don’t like about Mr. Big’s cover…maybe it’s a lack of sincerity? Maybe it’s because the original is too damn recognizable? Apparently I’m the only one who doesn’t like the Mr. Big version because it was a big Billboard hit for the band.
Mr. Big’s version:
Cat Stevens' version:
That said, I think Mr. Big are a phenomenal band comprised of top notch musicians. Did I mention Billy Sheehan is on bass in these clips? Yes, he owns just about every other bass player on the planet. Of course you love "To Be With You." I mean, we already know none of us care about little boys that talk to much, so what else is there to add?
Now, for my very favorite Mr. Big song "Just Take My Heart." I am not sure why every video this band makes looks the same, but maybe they all have the same director or something. At any rate, I think this track is superb - no matter what the haters say.
Alright, spill it. I figure some of the comments will be interesting today.