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De-constructing "Love": Glass Onion
22 March 2010
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PeterWeatherby
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Song begins with the drum pattern from the recorded version, but is immediately followed by the opening acoustic guitar strums from 'Things We Said Today' (this is repeated at 0:05).  

 

At 0:03 the first part of Paul's falsetto "Oh no" from 'Hello, Goodbye' is heard, and repeated at 0:06.  

 

Paul's sung "hello" from 'Hello Goodbye' appears at 0:17, and is followed by a digitally manipulated horn section from 'Penny Lane'.  

 

At 0:36 a snippet of the 'Penny Lane' trumpet solo is heard in the left channel, and is answered by another snippet from the same solo in the right channel at 0:38.  

 

The string fade-out from 'Glass Onion' is overlaid with what sounds like a part of the ending from 'Mr. Kite'.  

 

At 1:03 a faint "ah" is heard, taken from Eleanor Rigby.  This is repeated several times leading up to the next song.

Not a bit like Cagney.
27 March 2010
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Just to clarify, those are trumpets rather than horns. Are they definitely from MMT? My thought was also that they were from Penny Lane.

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27 March 2010
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PeterWeatherby
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They well may be from MMT.  They sounded like Penny Lane to me, though.  I claim no infallibility for these notes. :)

Not a bit like Cagney.
28 March 2010
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Yes, you're right. I thought they might be the staccato notes during the Penny Lane solo, at 1'18, but they're clearly the MMT ones.

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28 March 2010
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skye
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Also, I'm trying to update the list, are both of these true?

  • Freaky echoey voices at the end (not sure where from – any ideas?) (McLerristarr) 
    • In Eleanor Rigby, the intro and bridge is "Ah, look at all the lonely people". The "Ah" is what is drawn out in various places in Love. (McLerristarr/ paulbass)

       
    • The string fade-out from 'Glass Onion' is overlaid with what sounds like a part of the ending from 'Mr. Kite'.(PeterWeatherby)
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27 May 2010
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Happy Nat
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Glass Onion is a pretty interesting little tune. The Love version rocks. Apparently, they spent a lot of thought in the studio figuring out how to present it. The version on Anthology has a way different feel to it than what ended up in the White Album and a really weird alternate ending. I have another quite different version of it posted as a rarity on my BeatlesRarity site here. It does not have all of the strings added later by George Martin (some are
there, but not all) but it does have an organ solo in the middle, not found
on the final release, and yet another alternate ending making it a little longer.a-hard-days-night-john-4

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27 May 2010
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I've always wondered what 'oh, no' following John's 'oh yeah' was from…thanks for this!

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