Just an opinion. Just my opinion. Take it or leave it.
I prefer this version to the original.
I’m sure Smokey isn’t offended. After all I’m sure there are lots of others acclaiming that version. Yet I prefer this one. Michael is masterful in it and the arrangement is excellent.
You may not agree. I’ve always maintained that people are entitled to their (wrong) opinion. I am simply stating this is brilliant. So there. Enjoy