Just like Roy Orbinson's "It's over", this one is hard to emulate.
Somehow I think that Morrissey & band fared better on this one. The decision to deviate more from the original was undoubtedly brave, but also well taken. The cover blends well with Morrissey's current sound and vocal strength, and it is epic which works well for Morrissey. That's why it is a joy to hear live, when you're not really thinking about the original anyway.
All in all, one of his more enjoyable covers.