Earlier today, a reader by the name of GiDelGi was kind enough to comment on this post. It's one from back in August that discussed Adam Sandler's cover of "Real Love." He writes: "The bridge was actually a part of John's earliest versions of the song, which can be heard in the many bootlegged demos and on the soundtrack of the "Imagine" documentary. Mr. Sandler simply took the liberty of re-adding the bridge that was deleted in the later version." The comment was in response to this sentence I wrote about the differences between the original version and Sandler's: "He trades in the guitar solo for a whistling section and adds a bridge with new lines." Wrong on both counts. I guess I couldn't remember how the version from the Imagine soundtrack went. I regret the errors. Much thanks to GiDelGi for the correction.
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