I like th Anthology version Baz, Paul seems to sing better on it, Im not keen however on the bits that turn into a Blues progression with the pretty horrible guitar solo's, I guess they were just playing this until a middle 8 was written.............I must say the verses with the different beat emphasis (than the LP version) are interesting........... but I prefer the 'finished' version
I like the bluesy feel of the early take. And I like the sharp bite of the electric blues guitar solos. A bit of sloppiness is perfectly fine in the blues. It goes along with what Paul is yelling. He's spilling his liver out at Jane here. What a muse she was!
The song was toned down a lot in the released version. The upbeat tempo and the "why, tell me whys" tamed the raw version and made it suitable for release on Rubber Soul. I don't think the world was ready yet for recorded primal scream therapy.
I've always liked this song and it was one of the first Beatles songs I learned to play on guitar. When I first heard the alternate version, I had double the reason to like this song.
I prefer the unreleased version or Take 1 to the version on Rubber Soul. Note how I don't call the Rubber Soul song a "finished" version. The alternate take is every bit as "finished" and may have even been considered for release.