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Favourite Guitar Solo?
7 September 2010
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Some solos just sound so right, even if they aren't technically fantastic solos or whatever. Nowhere Man comes to mind. But I think that's why I like the Beatles so much, they could all play guitar pretty well, but they didn't allow it to override their music like a lot of bands from that era.

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DoctorRobert said:

vonbontee said:

Not to mention "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" - which appear on the 16-track version of "Revolver" in my fantasies. ("The best album in the world just got better!")
 


Out of curiousity, where would you place them on the album?

Haha, I'm glad you asked that - I've given it some thought in the past! It's not an easy thing to decide, because of a few self-imposed restrictions: 

1. Revolver is the only Beatles album in which no two consecutive songs have the same lead singer. I'd like to keep it that way.

2. Similarly, none of the really guitar-heavy tracks appear consecutively. To follow that rule means even fewer possible spots for the two guitar-drenched additions.

3. I could NEVER bring myself to rearrange the first four tracks in any way, just because.

So, keeping all that in mind, the best possibly solution I can think of (which I'm not entirely satisfied with) would be to place "Rain" either before or after "Here, There and Everywhere"; and to put "Paperback Rider" in between "Doctor Robert" and "I Want To Tell You". But like I said, that's still not completely satisfactory to me. If I wanted to do better, I'd have to rearrange some of the existing Revolver tracks into a whole new improved sequence, and that's not a bad idea, but I haven't got time for that now.

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7 September 2010
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vonbontee said:

DoctorRobert said:

vonbontee said:

Not to mention "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" - which appear on the 16-track version of "Revolver" in my fantasies. ("The best album in the world just got better!")


Out of curiousity, where would you place them on the album?
 

 

1. Revolver is the only Beatles album in which no two consecutive songs have the same lead singer. I'd like to keep it that way.

 


And Abbey Road if you count the medley as one song (which I do [You Never Give Me Your Money counts])
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8 September 2010
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Joe said:

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My first answer is Something or While My Guitar Gently Weeps, but  I love Paul's Taxman. I also love Dig A Pony a lot.


WMGGW's solo wasn't played by a Beatle, but I presume you know that.
 


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8 September 2010
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1. Revolver is the only Beatles album in which no two consecutive songs have the same lead singer. I'd like to keep it that way.

 


And Abbey Road if you count the medley as one song (which I do [You Never Give Me Your Money counts])

You're obviously a "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" hater! ;-)

(Comes right before "Oh! Darling")

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8 September 2010
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vonbontee said:

 

1. Revolver is the only Beatles album in which no two consecutive songs have the same lead singer. I'd like to keep it that way.

 


And Abbey Road if you count the medley as one song (which I do [You Never Give Me Your Money counts])
 

You're obviously a "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" hater! ;-)

(Comes right before "Oh! Darling")


Ah, that's right. Nevermind.
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14 September 2010
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I love guitar the solo on Taxman. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

 

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14 September 2010
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Zig, that's not actually the exact same guitar solo used in both "Taxman" and "Tomorrow Never Knows", no matter what Ian MacDonald or anyone tells you! (I give a full analysis - emphasis on the "anal" - on the "Tomorrow Never Knows" page on this site.) Most likely, an alternate take (or takes) of the "Taxman" solo was slowed down, reversed and cut into pieces, and that's what was used. Or if not a whole take, possibly just Paul noodling around or warming up before recording the actual solo.

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15 September 2010
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I've always loved the guitar solo in "Hey Bulldog" It can get stuck in my almost all the time.

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15 September 2010
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vonbontee said:

Zig, that's not actually the exact same guitar solo used in both "Taxman" and "Tomorrow Never Knows", no matter what Ian MacDonald or anyone tells you! (I give a full analysis - emphasis on the "anal" - on the "Tomorrow Never Knows" page on this site.) Most likely, an alternate take (or takes) of the "Taxman" solo was slowed down, reversed and cut into pieces, and that's what was used. Or if not a whole take, possibly just Paul noodling around or warming up before recording the actual solo.


Yeah - I wasn't going for accuracy here, just a chuckle. Guess I need to try harder.

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15 September 2010
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I just listened to Revolver back-to-back again, and the guitar is just PHENOMENAL.

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15 September 2010
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Zig said:

I love guitar the solo on Taxman. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

 

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LOL!!!!! that's quite hard to read!!! a-hard-days-night-paul-11
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15 September 2010
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And even harder to type, presumably

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22 February 2011
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"Till There Was You" -- I just love watching George do that solo on The Ed Sullivan Show

and also "Let It Be" and "Dig A Pony"

22 February 2011
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Hi lorry! Welcome to the forum. Let It Be? Not one that I'd think of first. *goes off to listen it again*

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22 February 2011
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Yeah, I love Let it Be too. It fits right where it should in that song.

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22 February 2011
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Hi! Well, the solo on "Let It Be" is definitely not one of the best but it's always touched a chord in me :D... and I don't even know why but I always "sing along" to that guitar solo.

22 February 2011
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yellowlorryslow said:

Hi! Well, the solo on "Let It Be" is definitely not one of the best but it's always touched a chord in me :D... and I don't even know why but I always "sing along" to that guitar solo.


It doesn't have to be the best - as long as it's your favorite, that's all that counts.

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22 February 2011
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There were two LIB solos, for the single and album versions. The backing track was otherwise the same, although mixed differently.

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