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A day in the life - Paul or John?
11 August 2010
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Marcelo said:

 

My reconstruction (TV documental style):

(Abbey Road, night, "A Day In The Life" sessions. John is rehearsing his part with his Epiphone Casino(TM), Paul is in the piano (Yes, inside the piano, for acoustic reasons), and ask in a mild voice)

P: Hey, John, can I do the Ahhhs?

J: No! you can't fucking do the Ahhhs!

P: Bloody moustache face! Four eyes! Ouch! (he angrly shut himself inside the piano and the lid knock him out)

(some time later, he open the lid and says)

P: Hey, when I pass out, I had a weird dream about a girl called Lucy in some kind kind of sky that contains a sort of precious stones, good idea for a song! Right?

J: I already wrote it, you idiot!


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mithveaen said:

Marcelo said:

 

My reconstruction (TV documental style):

(Abbey Road, night, "A Day In The Life" sessions. John is rehearsing his part with his Epiphone Casino(TM), Paul is in the piano (Yes, inside the piano, for acoustic reasons), and ask in a mild voice)

P: Hey, John, can I do the Ahhhs?

J: No! you can't fucking do the Ahhhs!

P: Bloody moustache face! Four eyes! Ouch! (he angrly shut himself inside the piano and the lid knock him out)

(some time later, he open the lid and says)

P: Hey, when I pass out, I had a weird dream about a girl called Lucy in some kind kind of sky that contains a sort of precious stones, good idea for a song! Right?

J: I already wrote it, you idiot!


LOL!!!!!!!!
 

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20 August 2010
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Marcelo said:

  My reconstruction (TV documental style):

(Abbey Road, night, "A Day In The Life" sessions. John is rehearsing his part with his Epiphone Casino(TM), Paul is in the piano (Yes, inside the piano, for acoustic reasons), and ask in a mild voice)

P: Hey, John, can I do the Ahhhs?

J: No! you can't f***ing do the Ahhhs!

P: Bloody moustache face! Four eyes! Ouch! (he angrly shut himself inside the piano and the lid knock him out)

(some time later, he open the lid and says)

P: Hey, when I pass out, I had a weird dream about a girl called Lucy in some kind kind of sky that contains a sort of precious stones, good idea for a song! Right?

J: I already wrote it, you idiot!


*snort* 

I like the "Paul is inside the piano" thing. That just reminds me of The Exciting Adventure of Paul on the Floor. 

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8 September 2010
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My kids listened "A Day In The Life" for the first time two days ago.

I told them to listen carefully, because a lot of people thought that this was the Beatles's best song, so they were very quiet and still, listening….

When it ended, they sighted and  they said: "It's SCARY"

- Scary how?, I asked

- TOO INTENSE, mami, TOO INTENSE!!!!!

 

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8 September 2010
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How old are they?

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8 September 2010
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They are 10... twins (boy and girl).

8 September 2010
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Awww poor kids!! Maybe you should show them Yellow Submarine movie and they can get used to the song when the submarine takes off and goes into the ocean!!! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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MissLizzy said:

My kids listened "A Day In The Life" for the first time two days ago.

I told them to listen carefully, because a lot of people thought that this was the Beatles's best song, so they were very quiet and still, listening….

When it ended, they sighted and  they said: "It's SCARY"

- Scary how?, I asked

- TOO INTENSE, mami, TOO INTENSE!!!!!

 

a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-4


Too cute children!

And what a spooky mother!

...Maybe some years too early to listen to that song?

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10 September 2010
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2005, The 1967 Beatles track ‘A Day In The Life’ from Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was voted the best British song of all time by music experts. The survey by Q magazine called the track "the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British".

10 September 2010
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I'm British and I have absolutely no idea what that means. What a peculiar statement.

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10 September 2010
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For me,  "the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British" might be:

"Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun;

if the sun don't come, you get a tan

from standing in the English rain"....

 

Marcelo, my kids agree with you... I am a spooky mother (when they don't want to do their homework)a-hard-days-night-paul-11

10 September 2010
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MissLizzy said:

For me,  "the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British" might be:

"Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun;

if the sun don't come, you get a tan

from standing in the English rain"....

 

Marcelo, my kids agree with you... I am a spooky mother (when they don't want to do their homework)a-hard-days-night-paul-11


Aren't those lyrics from "I Am The Walrus" ?? a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 a-hard-days-night-george-4

Oh I get it now. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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11 September 2010
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I've always wondered this but it sounds like Paul started it and John finished it- because in the middle of it, there is a very small break and then the ahh's start again- it doesn't seem like Paul had enough time to take a big enough breath to finish the aghhh's out- the agghh's come back almost immediately as if as soon as Paul stops, John starts to do it because in the last section that agghh voice sounds so much like him.  And it would make perfect sense if they did that because it would represent Paul's waking state fading out and John's dream state fading in and taking back over.

16 September 2010
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 Well, for me it's John. I've been a huge beatles fan for more than 4 years, although these are very few years, i've heard all the songs with detail i'm not perfect i know, but, i'm 100% sure, this is john's vocals. At 2:58-3:00 we can hear a breath, that's Paul breath from take 6, John is making the 'aaaahs...' along with Paul & George on backing vocals making ''aaaaah...uhhhhh''.

But well, others says, nah it's Paul, or it's George or it's the three of them.

Or the reverb & echo makes the illusion that it's John.

Or that, this is still Paul's dream.

I've always thinked that Paul went to a dream and John is the one who is doing the vocals of that dream and then suddenly we woke up reading the news today.

Well, all of us, have our opinions, very different or similar, but NEVER the same.

This forum it's intersting because, we are sharing our points of view of who is singing this part, and commenting about the song itself, the parts, the four beatles, and all who worked with them, and how they're related to the song, etcetera.

Well, I have expressed my opinion. It's John, for me.

What you think? Who did it?

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17 September 2010
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paulsbass said:



Fascinating how this topic still draws attention.
 

And I have to admit I'm really astounded about the high number of people - enthusiastic Beatlefans! - who - after listening to the vocal track - still believe it's John.

In my opinion, this is not a matter of opinion, like who do you like better? You can hear who's singing there, and that's Paul. It's just not as easy to identify. With the original mix it's harder, but the vocal track proves it.

I would still love to hear Paul's version of the "aaahs".


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Listen to Good Evening New York City, although he ruins the song by segueing into Give Peace A Chance. I cannot fathom why he thought that would be a good replacement for the final verse and *that* chord.

I'm surprised this topic still receives attention too. There appears to be very little to add beyond opinion masquerading as fact. It's quite repetitive too. Still, if people want to join in it's not my business...

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17 September 2010
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You seem to be a nice person PaulBass, but with all this discussion makes me care a damn about who sings the "Ahhs". So, the more you insist, the less you're going to convince us (or me). Of course, you might care a damn if I'm convinced or not. If you truly believe in your heart is Paul, wonderful!!! 

 

There's a rule on Internet that says "There will always someone who will hate Citizen Kane", meaning that there will be always someone who trash masterpieces, and someone who will be against your opinion, even if you are right. So, let it be. But if you want to go on and that makes you happy, go for it man. apple01

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19 September 2010
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paulsbass said:


Thanks for the warm words, I appreciate them
 

As I said, I never thought this would ever turn into – this! I didn't even care that much about those "aaahs" either, and I also haven't been so sure about them. But after listening to that vocal track it's just very hard for me to understand how any Beatlefan could not identify Paul singing.

I'm aware of the problem the kind of forcing facts down other people'S throats (I never wanted to do that or thought I'd have to, I just rejected false information) doesn't make it easier to accept, it's counterproductive.

So I do agree I should let go of this thread as well, since as I said before, everything has been said.

Sorry again.


No problem PaulsBass. Again, this shows you're a nice person.
 

I know that you find hard to believe that people can't identify Paul's singing the "ahhs". But some people believe in their truths, even if it's wrong. I know a person who describes the Beatles as John Lennon and his chorus. I mean, probably Marcelo or Zig will say "Hey that's true! John was the leading singer and the other 2 were only singing the chorus to him!!" but I think that most of Beatle fans can understand that Paul and George were more than that. And it seems that no matter what's told to this fan, he will insist on his idea, calling it "The truth about the Beatles". 

 

We're way too many Beatle fans to have a same opinion, and that's what makes the forums interesting and fun. And with this nice response from you, I might change my attitude towards the topic. maybe, maybe in a few weeks I might pick up my headphones and listen to different versions I have of a Day in Life and see just for fun who sings the ahhs. Maybe I discover my suspects : It was Ringo. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

 

Just kidding. Just don't push it PaulsBass... ok??

 

(Zig and Marcelo, it was just an example, don't start a thread named "The Beatles named should've been Long John and the Beetles" a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-paul-4a-hard-days-night-george-1a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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Ringo Rocks.a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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Dear Prudence said:

Ringo Rocks.a-hard-days-night-ringo-10


Totally. Without Ringo, A Day in Life would be blue-meanie. His drums there are just epic.
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