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Peaking with "Here, There, and Everywhere"
6 March 2014
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Tim Riley has incredibly high praise for "Here, There, and Everywhere" in his book Tell Me Why. Lyrically, he says it is "written with the conciseness of a Rodgers and Hart classic" built around three words. Musically, it does a double-turn into key changes on the word "everywhere" (going from G into B-flat on "I want her everywhere," then coming back to G on "is to need her everywhere").

Riley calls the song "sophisticated" with "a seductive ease," saying it is "the most perfect song that Paul has yet offered" (at least to this point in The Beatles catalog).

When you consider each component of a song - the quality of the lyrics, the melody, the arrangement, the musical structure - is there a "more perfect" song in Paul's repertoire than "Here, There, and Everywhere"?

Not a bit like Cagney.
7 March 2014
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It's a good 'un, no doubt about it!

Didn't George Martin proclaim this his favourite Beatles track?

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
7 March 2014
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Didn't John? He certainly give it lofty praise.

From here

Paul's song completely, I believe. And one of my favourite songs of The Beatles.

John Lennon

'All We Are Saying,' David Sheff

And from same link

John and I shared a room and we were taking off our heavy ski boots after a day's filming, ready to have a shower and get ready for the nice bit, the evening meal and the drinks. We were playing a cassette of our new recordings and my song Here, There And Everywhere was on. And I remember John saying, 'You know, I probably like that better than any of my songs on the tape.' Coming from John, that was high praise indeed.

Paul McCartney 'Anthology'

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7 March 2014
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one of my favorites songs to play on the guitar, forgot to mention the interesting strumming technique used also. One of Pauls finest songs in my opinion, play and sing to a girl an youuurrr innn, my game secret game changer if things arent going well. lol

7 March 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Didn't John? He certainly give it lofty praise.

And from same link

John and I shared a room and we were taking off our heavy ski boots after a day's filming, ready to have a shower and get ready for the nice bit, the evening meal and the drinks. We were playing a cassette of our new recordings and my song Here, There And Everywhere was on. And I remember John saying, 'You know, I probably like that better than any of my songs on the tape.' Coming from John, that was high praise indeed.

Paul McCartney 'Anthology'

Always one of my favourite Paul quotes where he seems to get it wrong. He has them listening to it while filming Helpin Austria in March 1965. Now, if he's right, it makes you wonder why it was left off Helpand Rubber Soul, and not released until RevolverThinking of another thread, if I could ask Paul one question, it would be - Explain this quote to me? (Especially since he has told the same story numerous times and never been challenged about it.)

My own theory is that it did happen, but without the ski boots, and during the Germany, Japan, Philippines tour in 1966 that followed the finishing of the recording of Revolver.

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7 March 2014
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mja6758 said

meanmistermustard said
Didn't John? He certainly give it lofty praise.

And from same link

John and I shared a room and we were taking off our heavy ski boots after a day's filming, ready to have a shower and get ready for the nice bit, the evening meal and the drinks. We were playing a cassette of our new recordings and my song Here, There And Everywhere was on. And I remember John saying, 'You know, I probably like that better than any of my songs on the tape.' Coming from John, that was high praise indeed.

Paul McCartney 'Anthology'

Always one of my favourite Paul quotes where he seems to get it wrong. He has them listening to it while filming Helpin Austria in March 1965. Now, if he's right, it makes you wonder why it was left off Helpand Rubber Soul, and not released until RevolverThinking of another thread, if I could ask Paul one question, it would be - Explain this quote to me? (Especially since he has told the same story numerous times and never been challenged about it.)

My own theory is that it did happen, but without the ski boots, and during the Germany, Japan, Philippines tour in 1966 that followed the finishing of the recording of Revolver.

It wouldn't be the only song to have missed out albums between when it was first written and when it was finally recorded and released.. Supposedly, or one story goes, that Paul wrote Yesterday in early '64 so if that is true then maybe it was the same with HT&E. What Goes On was around in '63 but eventually appeared some 2 years later. I Call Your Name had been about for years before The Beatles recorded it, same goes for When I'm 64.

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7 March 2014
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And of course, One After 909

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7 March 2014
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And I'll Follow The Sun.

What makes Here, There and Everywhere stand out for me is the way Paul describes it, "We were listening to a cassette of our new recordings..." To me, it doesn't sound like a demo, but the Revolver recordings, he's describing. We also have the anomaly that, if Paul is right, and it was a demo tape they were listening to it, John highly praises it, and then on Rubber Soul they dig up Wait because they don't have anything else.

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7 March 2014
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John did tape some of his demo's on the same tape as Paul's (we know this as he taped over part of Paul's We Can Work It Out demo with a load of his stuff, and a rough mix of If I Needed Someone too i think) so it is possible it was a demo tape of odds and sorts they were listening back to and HT&E stood out to John.

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7 March 2014
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***Edit I believe Paul was inspired to write this after listening to Pet Sounds which would put the composition between late 65 early 66. The Beach Boys influence is obvious, but its possible that he got the years mixed up. Or maybe it really was the Help! recordings and he just messed and forgot this was on Revolver. It was their heavy pot period. I think he was so happy to get praise from John the other details might of been messed up. 

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