1 May 2011
Would rather listen to Real Love than FAAB. FAAB is too slow to the point of dragging.
The only thing going for FAAB is the harmonies which do add something to the song and is why the fan mix is so much better (John's original demo + Paul and George's harmonies (no lead vocals at all) + some guitar). Its obvious that it is was a work in progress/incomplete. And it appears that John had left it behind by the time of recording Double Fantasy, whereas Real Love was earmarked for the Milk and Honey sessions in 1981. He kept going back to it, altering bits and pieces here and there, adding and removing lyrics, which is why i think RL is better, but his vocal was ruined during the recording sessions in 1995 .
The guitar demo on the Imagine: John Lennon soundtrack is another delightful recording.
13 November 2011
I know you say it ruins the original, but I say that when people cover Beatle songs. In fact, I'm a musician myself and I made an album of (almost) all Beatles covers, and I hate it how I played them. I look at Free As A Bird and Real Love more as John Lennon songs covered by George, Paul, George and Ringo. So they're both amazing to me, Paul, George, and Ringo were sort of giving John a present; you may not like it, but it's the thought that counts.
1 May 2011
Was putting together the Real Love recording details and it hit home that John wasnt there in the 90's. After days of all the beatles recording together on the 60's songs, it was quite apparent that John wasnt about on Real Love (havent got to FAAB yet) when Paul, George & Ringo were building the song up.
Despite my reservations regarding the songs its nice to think that John would have been there and they all would have enjoyed meeting up and playing music together. There are some really nice classic beatle harmonies on those two tracks.
I need something to cheer me up.
10 August 2011
1 May 2011
I wonder how well that worked tho. It must have been lingering at the back of the mind at times and had to be swatted away before it became too difficult to continue. Maybe that was one of the reasons why they had long gaps between the different recording sessions; easier to get through by having other duties to focus on.
17 March 2012
1 May 2011
Having no idea where to put it, and considering this is the Real Love thread, here is the demo Yoko gave to Paul, George, Ringo and Jeff who turned it into a Beatles recording. In my opinion it is far better in its original state.
8 November 2012
Someone on Reddit posted a fan's mix at the original pitch. I like it:
Edit: @Ahhh Girl, should we merge with this thread?
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