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Best Intro To A Beatles Song
2 September 2011
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The sheer variety of intros is but a small example of their genius.

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I love I've Just Seen a Face's intro with the double acoustic guitars.

2 September 2011
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Definitely Here Comes The Sun, Blackbird and In my Life a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

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2 September 2011
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The Walrus said:

It's hardly a classic, but what about the dubh (chn) dubh (chn) dubh du du du dun intro to Think For Yourself?

What? "Think for Yourself" isn't a classic?

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4 September 2011
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I know it's off topic but I posted an instrumental live version a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 of Baby's In Black here:

Who ever said live songs can't be instrumentals...

4 September 2011
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You know what intro really bothers me? "Drive My Car"! Not because there's anything wrong with it, but the rhythm confuses me everytime - I can't tell where the backbeat is, I think I've gotten that 8-note guitar bit in sync with the imagined "And baby I'll lo-ove you" refrain, and then Ringo throws in that weird-ass drum fill that throws me off everytime! How many hundreds of times I've heard the song, and if they asked me to play along I'd STILL be guessing as to where to come in...

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4 September 2011
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Love the "Baby's in Black" so-called instrumental. You can sing karaoke to the Beatles!

You can achieve the same effect if you get hold of the early Beatle albums that were turned into "stereo" by putting all the vocals on one speaker and all the instruments on the other.

By turning down the vocal speaker all the way, you get the "instrumental version."

Somewhere in a closet, I have Meet the Beatles re-released in such fashion.

 

[Von Bontee, I know the backbeat is the 2nd and 4th beat, but never quite got why these two beats are particularly important to the Beatles or rock'n'roll. Didn't realize "Drive My Car" was so tricky! Does Ringo get credit here?]

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4 September 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

The Walrus said:

It's hardly a classic, but what about the dubh (chn) dubh (chn) dubh du du du dun intro to Think For Yourself?

What? "Think for Yourself" isn't a classic?

I'm moving to the dimension where it is now.

Well, it took until the third page for it to be mentioned, and this is a forum dedicated to the band who first recorded it, and it isn't a stand out track on the album it is on.

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13 September 2011
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one of my favorite intros (though there are so many) is to "i've just seen a face"...beautiful! hearta-hard-days-night-paul-11

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13 September 2011
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Also Long, Long, Long ( I didn't see that one mentioned)

A Hard Day's Night

And I Love Her

Day Tripper

Something

Lucy in the Sky

It's All too Much

Rocky Raccoon.. Ok I guess we could all go on and on being that basically all of their songs have amazing intros, outros........and middles! a-hard-days-night-john-3

 

Probably Off topic, but best outros-Lovely Rita,

You Never Give Me Your Money (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 all good children go to heaven..)

A Day in the Live (the "never could see any other way" segment)

etc.......

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13 September 2011
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Please Please Me with its outright energy that had girls screaming their heads off after 2 notes first time of hearing.

 

As for great endings Hey Bulldog would have to be up there.

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15 September 2011
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OK, pointless trivia question time! What (released) Beatles song has the LONGEST intro - in other words, the longest time from the opening note to the beginning of the vocal?

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15 September 2011
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Sexy Sadie? I've Just Seen a Face? The End if you count the 3 guitar solos that precede it?

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Von Bontee said:

OK, pointless trivia question time! What (released) Beatles song has the LONGEST intro - in other words, the longest time from the opening note to the beginning of the vocal?

Isn't it Sun King? Unless you count Flying...

15 September 2011
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Its All Too Much goes on for 45 seconds before George starts singing, tho it does have John's "To Your Mother" bit right at the beginning. So i guess it depends on your p.o.v..

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15 September 2011
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Ding ding ding! "Sun King" it is! Fifty-something seconds between beginning and vocal. And as for "Flying", it's the third-longest, measuring between the intro and the first "La-la-la".

2nd longest? "Love You To". And the fourth-longest, somewhat surprisingly, is "Slow Down".

 

The End if you count the 3 guitar solos that precede it?

"The End" would indeed have been the longest if not for the "Oh yeah! All right!..." right at the beginning.

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15 September 2011
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That was a great question Von. I would have said "Slow Down". Every time I hear it I wonder why the intro had to be so long. 

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21 September 2011
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I really love this song. Well there is really interesting song. Thanks for sharing.

21 September 2011
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Money is annoying meh.

The Piano when the guitar comes in... BLECH!!! OUT-OF-SYNC!!!!blue-meanie

 

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21 September 2011
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I think it depends on what mix for money as the stereo is clearly different from the mono at the beginning.

I Want You has a fabulous intro, and a fabulous elongated outro what with all the white wind noise.

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