soundchaser wrote:I was thinking ahead to the cover of America, which has similar dynamics, but to my mind the band then really nailed it.
See, that's the one I would say is a mess. It sounds like an exercise rather than an inspiration.
"Every Little Thing" is fine by me. Not my favorite track on the album (and not a patch on the original, which is one of my favorite "early Beatles" songs), but it works well in context.