The tune actually has a long pedigree in the Adams canon, first popping up as an acoustic folk number back in 2000, while Adams was playing intimate solo shows, before and after the recording of Heartbreaker. Over the ensuing years the track has since morphed into an electric, blues-heavy jam vehicle, as seen on the Rollins Show, and has become a staple in Adams’ live show.
Here is the original, acoustic, rendition followed up by the blues-heavy jam it would morph into years later (the demo included as a Jacksonville City Nights bonus track). UPDATE: A dutiful reader just submitted a studio version of “What Sin” in all it’s acoustic glory performed with the band, so have at it.
MP3: Ryan Adams :: What Sin Replaces Love (solo acoustic)
MP3: Ryan Adams :: What Sin Replaces Love (electric w/ band)
MP4: Ryan Adams :: What Sin Replaces Love (band acoustic, sendspace link)
Video: Ryan Adams :: What Sin (Henry Rollins Show)
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