Yes, you are most likely just like myself not attracted by songs that have a “Euro version” in brackets. Therefore I haven’t ever listened to this tune or version. Euro in Europe indicates some horrible dancefloor rubbish à la “Barbie Girl”. So I figured this was one of these versions, where a doomed record label attempts to make soulful and good music “dancefloor friendly” – with horrible results which are even an insult to crappy techno producers.
But on the contrary, this is just a European verison of the same song, that Rapahel Saadiq released 2 years ago and it’s one of these songs that is the pure & living essence of our YUM YUM sound. This version is just a bit more mellowed out, but beautiful nonetheless. Saadiq has always been a favourite in my book and almost every girl I was with got a Raphael Saadiq album (Instant Vintage) as a present to help her climax her musical taste, lol. This means the difference between having a Soul and a lot of so-called modern Soul music.
Big Easy’s actually a sad, sad story but the way he delivers it – I simply – love this tune – love it back[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/raphael-saadiq-big-easy-euro-version.mp3|titles=Raphael Saadiq – Big Easy (Euro Version)]
PS: Check the video to another one of my favourites on his 2008 album “Way I see it”. Another definite YUM YUM tune – past & present! I Need to play all his music this weekend.