I’m one of those people that always whines about needless clutter on albums; does that piano really make sense there? Did they really need another backing vocalist? But, at the same time i wince when i hear extra goodies piled on for what seems to be just the sake of piling them on, i do appreciate when some spare instrumentation is used to really bring out the flavor of a track. I feel myself stuck somewhere inbetween … i can justify everything on “Under My Skin” as being warranted, but some of the fooling we did with “Never Say Goodbye” just feel like clutter on a good arrangement. What did i always envision for that song? Backing vocals, sure, but randomly strewn throughout the verses, or just on the chorus? And, is a piano totally unacceptable? At this point, of the two i’d say the piano fits better with the track … all i did tonight was decide what to keep from the vocals and piano – i’ll ultimately decide if either one gets used tomorrow.