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A day in the life - Paul or John?
19 September 2010
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I think the Ahhs are both of them.

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22 October 2010
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Wait a second. It can't possibly be Paul. He died in a car accident in 1966. Remember? ;-)

22 October 2010
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Alright, fine: John or William Campbell?

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29 October 2010
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Just listened to it, its definitely John but perhaps with some backup.

29 October 2010
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You know, regardless of who it is – and I personally think it's both of them almost taking turns – but is it not amazing that these two artists had developed such a unique vocal tone that years later we can't all agree on who sang those "aaahs". Somehow they could each sound like each other – or they each could sound like a "Beatle" sound.

 

Also, it is equally remarkable that during their solo careers neither (to my recollection) every sounded like the other on a solo record. I can't recall ever listening to a solo project and thinking, "Wow, Paul really sounds like John." or "John, really sounds like Paul on that take."

 

Yet on numerous Beatle tracks they do sound like each other.

A unique quality I'd say.

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29 October 2010
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There's only a few people in the world who know the answer to this question. And two of them are dead.

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29 October 2010
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paulsbass said:

MrBig said:

There's only a few people in the world who know the answer to this question. And two of them are dead.


And if Paul would say he did the "aahs" you wouldn't even believe him…
 

I would if I could hear him say it.
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14 November 2010
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That's what's so beautiful about The Beatles. They all sing, and their voices blend together into something unstoppable.

I never would've guessed that Paul was singing that, but now that you mention it, it could be either.

If you completely disagree, just listen to the album Band on the Run by Wings, and Paul's voice changes almost unrecognizably from Jet  to Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five to Helen Wheels. He's amazingly versatile, and was probably trying to embody the surreality of that part of the song with his voice, if  he was singing that part

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14 November 2010
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I've always thought it was John. If you think about it, Paul sings '"Woke up, got out of bed" as the first line of his part of the song, implying that the previous Lennon part was all a dream. And then, when Paul sings his final lines, "Somebody spoke and I went into a dream", he is re-entering the dreamworld. John's story took place entirely within that dream world, and John singing the "aahs" would serve to show that Paul was falling back into this dream. Just my piece.

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14 November 2010
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Good call. makes sense.a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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14 November 2010
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JET! said:

Good call. makes sense.a-hard-days-night-ringo-8


That's what i say, John is in Paul's dream singing ahhh's…a-hard-days-night-john-6
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14 November 2010
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Cranberry Sauce, that is the best name ever. makes me want to listen to SFF.

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14 November 2010
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JET! said:

Cranberry Sauce, that is the best name ever. makes me want to listen to SFF.


I'm going to listen it, and do a stereo remix, but it's very hard to do it, isolation it's very hard and balancing and…anyway, i'll try. a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-9a-hard-days-night-george-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-10
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14 November 2010
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TheOneBeatleManiac said:

JET! said:

Cranberry Sauce, that is the best name ever. makes me want to listen to SFF.


I'm going to listen it, and do a stereo remix, but it's very hard to do it, isolation it's very hard and balancing and…anyway, i'll try. a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-9a-hard-days-night-george-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-10
 

for Strawberry Fields or A Day In The Life?
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14 November 2010
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JET! said:

TheOneBeatleManiac said:

JET! said:

Cranberry Sauce, that is the best name ever. makes me want to listen to SFF.


I'm going to listen it, and do a stereo remix, but it's very hard to do it, isolation it's very hard and balancing and…anyway, i'll try. a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-9a-hard-days-night-george-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-10
 

for Strawberry Fields or A Day In The Life?

For Strawberry Fields.

The A Day In The Life Stereo Remix i've done it already with Rockband Multitracks.

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14 November 2010
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I always just assumed it was John.  I mean, on the studio recording, it doesn't sound like Paul… at all.  Neither does it on the Anthology.  Nor the LOVE version.  Maybe it's just me.  I haven't heard the vocals-only track.

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14 November 2010
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You can find those a few pages back.

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6 December 2010
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TheOneBeatleManiac said:

JET! said:

Good call. makes sense.a-hard-days-night-ringo-8


That's what i say, John is in Paul's dream singing ahhh's…a-hard-days-night-john-6
 

I've always thought that John IS Paul's dream, a mad genius singing about how he read the news today, on a dark, rainy, London night.
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5 January 2011
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paulsbass said:

Joe said:

You seem very keen to cherrypick your evidence. Examples that back up your point of view are held up as truthful, whereas ones that disagree with your initial hypothesis are questioned or dismissed (the Everett one actually seems to be saying Paul did the bridge and John did the transition).

Would any evidence whatsoever convince you otherwise? If Paul, George M, Ringo, or anyone else said it was John, would you dismiss them for having lousy memories? I think it's important to be open minded in these matters.

Yes, the Winn book seems accurate, though I haven't read it in detail. The Everett book is perhaps more detailed in its examinations, and was used by Winn as a source.

Anyway, I'm bored of this discussion now.


 
Sorry, I knew I would make that impression of "cherrypicking".

It's just that it is obviously – at least for me!! – Paul singing, so anyone saying differently is wrong, imvho. Mistakes are possible, as I pointed out, even by the Beatles themselves. So even if Paul would say it was John I would disagree with him (I doubt he would say that). I explained many times why I think that. Compare the parts of the songs I mentioned.

So there is no room for convincing me, I KNOW it's Paul.

If somebody told you, "It's John singing With a little help" and even gave you a quote from an interview, and even if Ringo would deny that he ever did that number, would you believe it? Of course not, because you can HEAR it's Ringo.

The "aaahs" are just a little more difficult to identify, but it's not impossible.

So I admit it wasn't really an open "discussion" for me. I'm just surprised that there seem to be almost only those here who believe to hear John.

And I assure you, I WAS open-minded BEFORE listening to that vocal track. I said many times that after "Love" I wasn't sure it it wasn't John after all. But the vocal track was the prove I needed, now I don't need to open minded anymore. Of course anyone who is now convinced that it's John would think the same way, so we just had to go our ways in peace with a different opinion.

I knew there had to be SOME evidence for my position, and you provided it, thank you for that.

I disagree with your interpretation of Everett, though. "Lennon and McCartney do backing vocals for bridge and transition." Where do you see a hint about who sang what? They both DID vocals on the transition, as I pointed out, and that's what Everett is saying. Btw, what is the bridge excactly?? The middle part? Or is it the same as the transition??

Sorry to bore you, I never thought I'd have to "fight" over this so intensely – and so alone!


5 January 2011
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Many of us are convinced that it is John singing the aahhs, myself included. But wouldn't it be like John and Paul to have Paul singing first with his voice sped-up or raised a half step so that it matches John's more nasally cadence in the second portion just to get beatle fans arguing amongst themselves. Although it does make sense for Paul to complete his dream sequence, I still think its John. There has to be some sort of equiptment out there to compare and verify whose voice it actually is.

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