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I Want You (She's So Heavy)
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13 August 2013
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When I was in 8th grade in music class, we all had an assigned day to bring in a cd over the course of the year and we would listen to it during class. I brought Abbey Road in, and the majority of the class was not really enjoying it and kinda zoning out. I could tell even my music teacher started to get annoyed when She's So Heavy came on. I was sitting next to my buddy and I was like when this song ends its super abrupt and everyone is gonna notice it. So once the song cut, everyone almost jumped at the lack of sound, my teacher even asked me if the cd was broken. I didn't even say anything and Here Comes The Sun calmed everyone back down again.

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I think others have played similar tricks since, but I can't think of instance. And I just have to say this to the people talking about hearing it on CD, and Here Comes The Sun breezing in after it, pause the CD, make a cup of cup, and then listen, because that is how it was. Last track of side 1, first track of side 2. It probably never mattered more for effect.

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Listening to the reconstructed isolated RB tracks of this (and all the other 'Abbey Road' tracks) which are fascinating. Paul's bass work is wonderful as he will occasionally throw in a little chord run Out Of The Blue that you're not expecting, like he was sneaking it in whilst no-one was looking. And John's "yeah" scream towards the end is even more intense on it's own. Great vocal.

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The Walrus said
I wish it faded smoothly into
Here Comes The Sun, but other than that, it is great. I love the mesmerising guitars.

All you kids! Get off my lawn! On the Abbey Road LP the song ends the first side of the album. It cuts off into NOTHING, not Here Comes The Sun! Throw your digital gizmos out and buy a damned turntable!

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SirHuddlestonFuddleston said

The Walrus said
I wish it faded smoothly into
Here Comes The Sun, but other than that, it is great. I love the mesmerising guitars.

All you kids! Get off my lawn! On the Abbey Road LP the song ends the first side of the album. It cuts off into NOTHING, not Here Comes The Sun! Throw your digital gizmos out and buy a damned turntable!

Indeed, I wish CDs had a longer gap at the appropriate place for albums that came out on LP originally to emphasise the original divisions - as track placements were often carefully planned to make use of the whole side thing. Many do this for bonus tracks which I like.

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SirFrankieCrisp said
So once the song cut, everyone almost jumped at the lack of sound, my teacher even asked me if the cd was broken. I didn't even say anything and
Here Comes The Sun calmed everyone back down again.

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As others have mentioned - the vinyl "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" not only cuts out and nothing happens - but when heard for the first time, we didn't know what the heck had happened. It wasn't just a pause and then "Here Comes The Sun" it was a hard break and nothing. If you didn't have an auto turntable you had to get up and take a look at the album to make sure your turntable hadn't broken.

In my opinion, I have always felt that the writer/director of the last episode of The Sopranos was using "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" as the model on how the series ended. Everyone thought their cable had gone out.

This is the type of effect the ending of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" had - only about 40 years earlier of course.

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