Listening to the various versions and I still remain convinced that the 1970 version is perfect.
The 1978 version is as close to perfect as possible and it made sense to re-record the song for the Portrait album,
since Karen's vocals had evolved from 1970.
Karen was very good at lip-synching and it's sometimes hard to tell if she was - was she doing that here on this clip from the 1978 Bruce Forsyth show in England or is she actually singing this live? If lip-synching, can I assume that the recording was done specifically for the show and wasn't one of her previous recordings, since she sings "Merry Christmas, Brucie" at the end?My favourite version.