For today’s fun poll, we’re asking you which version of No Doubt’s song “Everything In Time” is your favorite — Los Angeles or London? The band released both takes of the song on their B-sides and rarities collection under the same name, Everything In Time, in 2003. While Los Angeles gives the track a more rockier feel (written for Return of Saturn) and the London version is more simple and raw, giving it a sadder sound which also features Madness’s Mike Barson on the piano.
The Los Angeles version came first and is documented as one of Gwen’s first attempts to write again with brother Eric after him leaving the band in 1994. The song came almost instantaneously but sadly didn’t make the cut for Return of Saturn, with “Too Late” taking it’s place on the album. No Doubt has since said that this song “was a hard one to let go.”
During the Rock Steady writing sessions in London, Gwen and album producers went back to the song and worked out a slower, laid-back version of the song. But again, while Rock Steady was starting to take shape, the song again was placed aside since it didn’t fit in with the rest of the material.
So which version of the song is your favorite?
“Everything In Time” (Los Angeles)
“Everything In Time” (London)