What are some alternative or live versions of your favorite songs that you feel surpass the studio versions in terms of quality/depth/passion, etc. Here are a few off the top of my head: Alice in Chains - Over Now (MTV Unplugged). This one is not only about 100 times better than the studio album version, but I would say it ranks up there as the best Unplugged song of all time (with apologies to Nirvana fans). The studio version sounds a tad to ugly with the mix of electric and acoustic guitar, and while ugliness is part of what makes so many AIC songs magical, this is one that truly sounded better when you could hear every pretty note ring out clearly. This song cuts into my soul when I hear it. Smashing Pumpkins - Ava Adore and Tear (Live). Adore was a bold move on the part of SP; it was certainly a polarizing album and Corgan probably should be commended for taking such a risk. Nevertheless, after I heard the live, hard rock versions of these two songs, the mellow, synth-dominated versions on the album were never quite the same. If you haven't heard these versions, I believe you can still find them over at ThePumpkins.net (for free) along with a ton of other awesome rarities. Oasis - Live Forever (UnLiamed). Another one of my favorite MTV Unplugged shows, and a controversial one because Noel Gallagher sang all of the songs since Liam (supposedly) had laryngitis. While I usually prefer Liam's vocals to Noel's, this song is a different story. Tool - Push it (Salival). The original version of this song is great (as almost all Tool songs are) but this slowed down live version just taps into a whole other area. The verses of the song in the original version are barely audible at times and here we get to hear the melody crystal clear... and it's glorious. One of my favorite songs of all time. How about you?