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medley(s)?
27 February 2013
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Great thoughts… and the fact that the Golden Slumbers brings back older melodies is a very relevant point, as is the fact that silence can be considered a musical effect. Add to that the fact that The Beatles themselves obviously consider all the songs to be part of the medley. So I accept it as a medley. Though, I still think that technically the definition of a medley may be violated by having the silence, as I think of medley as something consisting of a string of continuous pieces put together. So, maybe I would have preferred a cross fade or something… 

 

but then again, all I can do is be thankful I have the music (especially after how poorly things had gone recording the Get Back sessions) 

So my complaint is more just for the sake of analyzing then changing my ability to enjoy it. 

28 May 2013
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For me the only medley is "Golden Slumbers", "Carry Taht Weight" and "The End" such a shame "Golden Slumbers" is so áinfully short,cause it really is a beautiful piece of music.

1 June 2013
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meanmistermustard said

Right after that line in The End there are harmonies by all 3 so Paul gets the two words but you end with John, Paul and George and their glorious harmonies, a part of their music that still capture onhearers.

There is also the case that Her Majesty wasnt listed on the cover so The End was at the end of the tracklisting, Her Majesty being a hidden track to listeners who would get the shock of their lives hearing that crashing guitar chord after fourteen seconds of silence.

Hey you're right, I totally forgot about those wordless harmonies after "…you make"! Thanks for pointing that out.

"Her Majesty" makes for a cool surprise, yes…but only the first time you play the album. Or the first few times, anyways. After that, you anticipate it. (And although I can't blame the Beatles for it, the CD era gave us 9347 recording artists who just HAD to do the hidden-track thing, and MAN that shit got annoying, then irritating, then infuriating. QUIT DOING THAT, IT'S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE!! Grrr.)

And in fact, it's Side One of Abbey Road that gives us the REAL surprise: The musicus-interruptus finish of "She's So Heavy"! That one has the ability to take me by surprise every time, unless I concentrate on counting all 15 repetitions of the instrumental chorus (or refrain or heavy bit or whatever)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
1 June 2013
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Von Bontee said
"Her Majesty" makes for a cool surprise, yes…but only the first time you play the album. Or the first few times, anyways. After that, you anticipate it. (And although I can't blame the Beatles for it, the CD era gave us 9347 recording artists who just HAD to do the hidden-track thing, and MAN that shit got annoying, then irritating, then infuriating. QUIT DOING THAT, IT'S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE!! Grrr.)

I forget about it sometimes when I play that album at work, and when it comes in it has made me jump!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

2 June 2013
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The worst hidden tracks are the ones that have the minutes of silence before they start, nobody should have to scroll thru endless nothing or lose the will to live before arriving at the music. Really stupid idea.

 

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2 June 2013
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The worst hidden tracks I can think of was one on a Madder Rose album, can't remember which, which was a 12 track album lasting around half-an-hour, and the hidden track was track 99, with all the tracks between being a few seconds of silence that took the CD up to its full eighty minutes – so around thirty-five minutes of silence! Another, and I can't remember for definite what the CD was, though it might have been an X-Files soundtrack, the hidden track was hidden before track 1 – the only way to find it was to know it was there, start track 1 playing, and then hit rewind. Fu-king clever, a truly hidden track, but a barsteward all the same!

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2 June 2013
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Hidden tracks are harder to find if placed between a gap of silence, an old LP is limited by its grooves, the CD is limited by its grooves and time duration. Even if you fast-forward the tracks you will never know if it has a hidden track especially if the track is purposely fixed so that the "skip" function will not find it.

But who would want to hide tracks? You could miss out royalties from it.

And for I Want You (She's So Heavy), the hissing sound already gives a heads-up it's going in a crescendo so you could somewhat anticipate the abrupt end.

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
2 June 2013
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You can anticipate the end but not when it does, I don't think. You expect it to end after dun-dun-dun-de-dun but it ends after dun-dun, instead.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

3 June 2013
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mja6758 said

The worst hidden tracks I can think of was one on a Madder Rose album, can't remember which, which was a 12 track album lasting around half-an-hour, and the hidden track was track 99, with all the tracks between being a few seconds of silence that took the CD up to its full eighty minutes – so around thirty-five minutes of silence! !

Yeah, Nine Inch Nails did that 90-some tracks of silence thing too.

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