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Favorite Harrison Beatle Guitar Solo!
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24 February 2011
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Tyler
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Von Bontee said:

 

On the other hand, however, I was always a bit irritated George's lack of volume-pedal precision in "I Need You"...

SAME HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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24 February 2011
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Tyler said:

Von Bontee said:

 

On the other hand, however, I was always a bit irritated George's lack of volume-pedal precision in "I Need You"...

SAME HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mhhhhh actually I like that song but I always thought that pedal sounded a bit weird.  a-hard-days-night-ringo-6
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Tyler said:

Von Bontee said:

 

On the other hand, however, I was always a bit irritated George's lack of volume-pedal precision in "I Need You"...

SAME HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I always knew it sounded a bit...different. :)
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24 February 2011
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I wonder, was I Need You recorded before or after Yes It Is? The Yes It Is Guitar is Fab.

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24 February 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I wonder, was I Need You recorded before or after Yes It Is? The Yes It Is Guitar is Fab.


Here is some info I found regarding the recording sessions for 'I Need You' and 'Yes It is' 

I hope this helps.

 

Another important overdub occurred next, which was George’s lead guitar work throughout the song.  He used a foot-controlled tone pedal which was hooked up to the volume of the guitar.  (This devise would be more commonly used as a wah-wah pedal very soon afterward by various artists.)  Finally, Ringo tapped out a beat on a cowbell during the bridges.  By about 4 pm, the song was complete and they then worked to complete the other unfinished song from the day before, namely “Another Girl.”  The later session on this day was used to record the song “Yes It Is,” which also featured George’s tone pedal.

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24 February 2011
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Inner Light said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

I wonder, was I Need You recorded before or after Yes It Is? The Yes It Is Guitar is Fab.


Here is some info I found regarding the recording sessions for 'I Need You' and 'Yes It is'
 

I hope this helps.

 

Thanks for the info, Inner Light.

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27 February 2011
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Urrm either Taxman, The End or Not Guilty a-hard-days-night-john-1

27 February 2011
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5thBeatle said:

Urrm either Taxman, The End or Not Guilty a-hard-days-night-john-1


I'm sorry for correcting you all the time, but Taxman guitar solo was played by Paul a-hard-days-night-ringo-6
Its a brilliant solo though, here's an apple heart 
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27 February 2011
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muffin said:

5thBeatle said:

Urrm either Taxman, The End or Not Guilty a-hard-days-night-john-1


I'm sorry for correcting you all the time, but Taxman guitar solo was played by Paul a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Its a brilliant solo though, here's an apple heart
 


LOL sorry!!!!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 thank you a-hard-days-night-george-8
28 February 2011
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The Walrus said:

On reflection, Not Guilty.


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27 March 2011
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Always loved " What You're Doing ", lovely little solo and fine guitar work throughout. Apparently this track was a big influence on The Byrds and you can hear why really. 

1 January 2013
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How could I choose just one favorite? The guitar solo from Something is amazing. The backwards solo from I'm Only Sleeping is awesome. I cannot help but smile when I watch George play the guitar solo from I Saw Her Standing There on the Beatles first Ed Sullivan Show appearance. He looked so happy and lively for someone who had the flu.

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1 January 2013
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Inner Light said

mr. Sun king coming together said:

I wonder, was I Need You recorded before or after Yes It Is? The Yes It Is Guitar is Fab.


Here is some info I found regarding the recording sessions for 'I Need You' and 'Yes It is' 

I hope this helps.

 

Another important overdub occurred next, which was George’s lead guitar work throughout the song.  He used a foot-controlled tone pedal which was hooked up to the volume of the guitar.  (This devise would be more commonly used as a wah-wah pedal very soon afterward by various artists.)  Finally, Ringo tapped out a beat on a cowbell during the bridges.  By about 4 pm, the song was complete and they then worked to complete the other unfinished song from the day before, namely “Another Girl.”  The later session on this day was used to record the song “Yes It Is,” which also featured George’s tone pedal.

 

I believe George used a volume pedal on I Need You and Yes It Is - this is not the same thing as a wah-wah pedal. The volume pedal creates the swells of sound you hear on George's guitar in those songs.

To hear George use a wah-wah pedal listen to all the early rehearsals during the Let It Be movie. He'd just gotten the wah-wah and was trying it out on almost every tune.  They are similar yet distinctly different pedals and effects.

 

Oh and for best George solo - Till There Was You. Watch him play it live on Ed Sullivan - wow.

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2 January 2013
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I have always liked his solo in I'm Down. I Saw Her Standing There has a nice solo too.

I always wondered how we like associate the guitar in Octopus' Garden with the beach or something. And why does George sometime play the solo in Till There Was You, slowly and sometimes fast.

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2 January 2013
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All My Loving. Its a short solo but its just so jumpy and exciting. IMO its the first truly great George guitar solo, the first one which shows he's an exceptionally player and his talent is extraordinary.

2nd Place I would say Something because it is simply beautiful. I also really like The Night Before, and his guitar work work throughout Beatles For Sale...dammit there are just too many good ones!

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bikelock28 said

I also really like The Night Before

Paul played that.

*hides under table*

 

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2 January 2013
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Paul played that.

*hides under table*

Did he? I thought it was Another Girl where Paul played lead...*Googles it*....oh, you were right. I stand corrected. Sorry Paul a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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2 January 2013
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I really dig Come Together, Let It Be and Something solo.

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17 August 2014
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StarWisher said
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I love this solo too and play it all the time on my guitar

 

I just found this forum yesterday while doing searches for stuff to download. It's a great forum and I look forward to reading up about the band that inspired me to play guitar and start my own band in 1965!

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To keep us on topic the solo from 'Something' would be very high up on my list along with that little bit in 'I'll Follow The Sun', love that.

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