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The Walrus
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

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

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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.

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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.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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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.

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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.

 

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