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George Martin Howlers
21 March 2011
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Inner Light
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MarkoS said:

That's quite true Inner Light, I believe it was an open secret that G.M. did not rate George's songs as highly as L and M's.

I was looking more at his guitar playing and making him play note for note on certain songs. George was very much a perfectionist regarding his solos and I think that he probably took a little too long during some of the recording sessions and Martin stepped in. I know he wasn't great in the early days but he sure improved especially from Rubber Soul on.

The further one travels, the less one knows
21 March 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Paul played the ADITL Piano.
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Sorry, In My Life :doh:

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
21 March 2011
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Ok. Thanks for clarifying.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
21 March 2011
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The Walrus said:

Sorry, In My Life :doh:

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

21 March 2011
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

The Walrus said:

Sorry, In My Life :doh:

Oh My God. Hilarious!! Thanks MMM for that educational and funny video.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
21 March 2011
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THAT AINT EDUCATIONAL!!!

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!
22 March 2011
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It is for me! I always saw it typed and never knew how to pronounce it! I will use it every day now…

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I'm a girl, don't be confused by my name.
8 February 2014
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Agree with the consensus here.  The baroque piano solo on In My Life works really well and George Martin's contribution to the Beatles growth as recording artists was immense.  He really was the fifth beatle.  Listen to the acoustic guitar demos of strawberry fields and She Said She Said and compare them to the studio versions.  It is night and day.

From what I can gather, George Martin's experience of making comedy records was very significant and meant, although he was of an older generation, he was nonetheless willing to experiment and do unconventional things in the studio, use sound effects etc.

Having said this, George Martin was not the only great producer around and I think it would have been interesting if the Beatles had made some records at some of the legendary studios in the US.

I'm sure the Beatles would have learnt a lot from doing so and it would have been another form of experimentation for them and would have turned them on to even more possibilities which they could have taken with them when they returned to Abbey Road Studios.

9 February 2014
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 I like his solo in Piggies a lot. I do kind of wish they would have given him an oboe part in some song, maybe they could have had a nasty oboe solo to end Bungalow Bill rather than just the repetition that ends the song. 

I think you'll find on both counts it's his assistant Chris Thomas who plays those parts. George had had enough of the White Album sessions and was catching the rays on the continent.

 

" They should do Marmite flavour."

9 February 2014
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tulane said

George Martin's contribution to the Beatles growth as recording artists was immense.  He really was the fifth beatle..

The Stones had Loog – Oldham, The Beatles had George Martin.

 

 

" They should do Marmite flavour."

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