I wrote “You’re The One” towards the end of 1982, with the finished lyrics dated 12/15/82 in my first, large-format, black-covered songwriting journal.
This love song (true then, true now) became track #2 of my cassette album Anytime, recorded and released in 1988. Besides my acoustic guitar and vocals, this “studio” recording features Anne Black on viola.
(For more on Anytime – the album and the song – see my post of April 1, 2012.)
Here’s the song! (Click on the blue link below to listen.)
Several years later, I revisited and reworked “You’re The One,” transposing it from the key of A to the key of G and using a “Folk” fingerpicking guitar technique rather than the more “Rock” strumming patterns of the original.
In the spring of 1992, having put together a quartet for a concert at Phillips Exeter Academy, I finally treated “You’re The One” to the full Folk/Rock treatment.
The other three members of the quartet were: Les Harris, Jr. on drums; Andy Inzenga on bass guitar and backup vocals; Laura Jackson on violin.
This previously-unreleased recording was made on Tuesday, May 23, 1992.
I hope you enjoyed both versions of the song!