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Neil Young Adds "A Day in the Life" Cover to European Shows

June 30, 2008 4:04 PM ET

A month after Paul McCartney performed "A Day in the Life" for the first time since the original studio recording 41 years ago, Neil Young has begun performing the Beatles song as the final encore on his summer European tour. Be warned, the version captured on YouTube is a super shakey, though the sound is quite listenable. Who do you think did it better?

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