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Love - deconstructing the songs
15 March 2010
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Joe said:

So… the Love code?

 

 


 

Pretty tricky, eh? I wonder how long it took people to figure that out. Did anyone here crack it (without cheating)?

Not sure why the video's name contains "Paul is dead". I'm sick of people who still believe that...

15 March 2010
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I think it's because of the similarity to the Paul is Dead/Sgt Pepper drum 'clue':

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15 March 2010
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Joe said:

I think it's because of the similarity to the Paul is Dead/Sgt Pepper drum 'clue':


 

Wow, that clue proves it. Whoever discoreved that is a genius... a-hard-days-night-paul-11

22 March 2010
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paulsbass said:

 

Good job!

You still missed the beginning of "Here Comes The Sun" with the Indian instruments from "Within You Without You", though.


 

Oops! I missed this post. I assumed it was from Inner Light. a-hard-days-night-paul-4It's up to date now.

I think we left off Eleanor Rigby/Julia Transition. The soft guitar at the end is the Julia part, right?

Because – An interview in Entertainment Weekly revealed that the opening track includes the bird sounds used in the World Wildlife Fund version of "Across The Universe". In addition, a new recording of a Wood Pigeon was implemented "to make it more British," according to George Martin.

  • Vocals from Because.
  • At the end comes the final piano chord from A Day In The Life, played backwards. (Joe)

Get Back – As reported, the track utilizes the opening guitar from "A Hard Day's Night", the drum and guitar solos from "The End", percussion from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)", and the orchestral swell from "A Day In The Life".

Glass Onion

  • Glass Onion (obviously) but with extended intro (more "Oh yeah's", "Hello, hello" from Hello Goodbye, "nothing is real" from Glass Onion) and only the second chorus (not sure how to break it up) plus longer ending strings
  • Guitar from Things We Said Today (heard at the start and end of Things We Said Today)
  • Brass (paulsbass reckons its Penny Lane and Magical Mystery Tour)
  • 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)

Eleanor Rigby/Julia

I Am The Walrus

I Want To Hold Your Hand – An interview with George and Giles Martin stated that elements from both the studio recording and the Hollywood Bowl live performance were mixed to create this version.

  • SIR GEORGE: "Actually, the front speakers [in the 5.1 mix] have the studio recording, and the rear speakers have the band performing at the Hollywood Bowl. They're in tune with each other, and we found a way to match them. We wanted to put across Beatlemania at some point. The crowd is like white noise… like something frying." a

Drive My Car/ The Word/ What You're Doing – As reported, the medley features the guitar solo from "Taxman" and the horns section from "Savoy Truffle".

Gnik Nus – As suggested in its title, the track contains the vocal arrangement of "Sun King" played in reverse.

Something/ Blue Jay Way – The track contains vocal elements from "Nowhere Man".

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22 March 2010
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Wow, I really need to catch up on the forum!

 

I did a "deconstruction" of this album shortly after it first came out, just for private use, where I noted the track time codes and song sources.  For example, "1:28 - snippet of trumpet solo from 'Penny Lane' in right channel", and so forth.

 

But there are a lot of songs on this album, and a lot of sources.  If no one minds, I think I'll start some new threads for the individual song tracks and post whatever time-code/song-source info I have.

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22 March 2010
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The 'Day in the Life' orchestral fade-in that ends the previous song terminates in the opening guitar chord from 'Hard Day's Night', and segues at 0:02 into the drum solo from 'The End'.  

 

Crowd noise taken from 'Sgt. Pepper' begins at 0:09

 

The opening bass riff from 'Get Back' kicks in at 0:15.  

 

At around 0:19 the orchestral build-up from 'Day in Life' reappears, and is eclipsed at 0:22 in the right channel by a snippet from the guitar solo heard in 'The End'.  

 

At 0:26 another portion of this same guitar solo from 'The End' is heard in the left channel.  

 

The entire mash-up culminates at 0:31 with the orchestral climax from 'Day in the Life', and the opening verse of 'Get Back' begins.  

 

The 'Day in the Life' orchestra returns at around 1:36 and continues until the end of the song.

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22 March 2010
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Originally this was the opening post of a thread titled "De-constructing "Love": Glass Onion". Posts 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, and 38 were a part of that thread.

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.

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22 March 2010
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Originally this was a 2 post thread titled "De-constructing "Love": Strawberry Fields.

2:42 - the brass riff from 'Sgt. Pepper' is introduced

 

2:48 the piano solo from 'In My Life' enters the right channel

 

2:56 the trumpet solo from 'Penny Lane' appears

 

3:03 'Sgt. Pepper' horns again

 

3:06 the harpsichord from 'Piggies' drops into the right channel, while the cello from the same song comes into the left channel

 

3:25 the persistent horn-blasts from 'Strawberry Fields' come into the mix

 

3:28 the "hey-la, hey-ba, hello-a" from 'Hello, Goodbye' is heard

 

4:02 the artificially speeded-up, descending scale from the end of the 'In My Life' piano solo pops into the right channel, and then re-appears in the left channel at 4:07 and 4:16

 

The outro from 'Hello, Goodbye' segues into the sitars that begin the next track.

Post #50 was the other post in the thread.

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I love it. It's kinda funny.
It kinda tells the whole story of 'Strawberry Fields'

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22 March 2010
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That sounds like a good idea to me. As you can see, it's going to be long list.

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22 March 2010
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On Wikipedia it suggests there's percussion from Sgt Pepper (Reprise). I think this comes in at 1'02 and runs throughout John's solo.

Good work here - thanks for doing all this.

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22 March 2010
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Pepper, eh?  Interesting.  I need to listen for it now.

 

I'll keep digging through my old notes and see what other "de-constructions" I have readily available for posting.

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23 March 2010
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skye said:

I think we left off Eleanor Rigby/Julia Transition. The soft guitar at the end is the Julia part, right?


 

Yes.

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

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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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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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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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28 May 2010
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Posts 39-49 were a separate thread titled "De-constructing Love".

IMO, that is a very good idea: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ass-onion/

Why don't we do it... for the whole album, or at least the more interesting songs?

 

e.g. Get Back

Starts with the opening chord from A Hard Day's Night, followed by the drum-solo from The End. It's repeated two times, the second time, you can hear the guitars from Get Back, some snippets out of The End and the Strings from A Day In The Life. Then Get Back starts. During a little break at 1:30, the strings can be heard again leading to the next song, Glass Onion.

 

Any suggestions? :D

 

 

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28 May 2010
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The Glass Onion discussion came out of this thread: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....the-songs/

There are also these: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....-get-back/

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ry-fields/

Please fill in the gaps if you have any more info!

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