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She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
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5 August 2012
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I decided to make a thread about this song (which is one of my favourites) because I have a question: Which version of She Came In Through The Bathroom Window do you prefer the Anthology (Get Back Sessions) ballad version or the Abbey Road pop/rock version. I think the anthology version is very nice, but the Abbey Road is so awesome and would have been a ideal contender for the rooftop concert. It's hard for me to decide but I think I take the Abbey Road version. Which version do you prefer?

Edit: The Beatlesbible page of this song says that there are pianos on this song, but I don't hear them, can anyone tell me when they are audible i this song (and also in Polythene Pam)

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It's great fun to listen to the embryonic version of a song.

Most of the time the final version is best - IMO that's the case here. (I'd say the same for "While My Guitar ..." and "Strawberry Fields").

Collectively, the Beatles and George Martin had great judgment when it came to selecting takes.

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I do really like the slower rendition on A3, it really works well and its such a groove that they get into too. If it had appeared in this arrangement on Abbey Road then i think it would still have been loved but for different reasons. The upbeat style is better tho, it really rocks along and adds so much to the medley, bringing part 1 to a fabulous close, plus the transition from Polythene Pam with the guitar work and John and Paul's adlibs are wonderful. It leaves you gasping for breathe after building from Mr Mustard and thats why Golden Slumbers works so well, you can take a rest before Carry That Weight bursts onto the scene and you're off again.

The sequencing of the medley is something that could not be bettered. How they managed to take such unrelated songs and make them all not only work together but seem as if they are 1 i'll never know.

Im more likely to listen to A3 tho as the official take is so heavily associated with all the other tracks, you cant just play Bathroom Window you have to go back to at least You Never Give Me Your Money - possibly Come Together.

 

Not sure whereabouts the piano can be heard as i havent listened out for it but the basic track was Guitars, Drums and Piano. Maybe it got buried under the overdubs (additional piano parts were tried out but were left off the final mix).

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She Came In Through The Bathroom Window because she knew that's where The Beatles were likely to be rehearsing and/or making up songs because they like the acoustics in the bathroom.

Smart bird.

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I like that the song can be interpreted in different ways, always the mark of a strong song. The slower version could really be lounged-up, I can imagine a Lennon-type string section really wringing out the 7ths. But I can just as easily imagine the reggae version (the Wailers of course, like their version of Let Down), with massive rimshot breaks and cute little Rhodes stabs. Maybe something like this:

(its somewhat spoilt by the overloaded bass but you get the idea).

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I noticed something at the very beginning of this song that I'd never heard before. (How many posts have people made starting with those words? Reason #10,000 to love the Beatles-- you're always finding something new about them.) 

At the beginning, right as the guitar notes are descending, John in a playful way says something that sounds like 'mumble mumble AOW', and there's a slight chuckling 'Hey' from Paul just before he shouts 'Oh look out!' and the vocals kick in. (It's at 0:02 in this video.) 

I discovered it yesterday and kept putting the song back to hear it again. 

Just thought it was interesting... a-hard-days-night-george-9

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The John (and Paul) talk spans 'Polythene Pam' and 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' as they were recorded as one. You can hear some but not all of it clearly in the Rock Band vocal track, more is audible in the early RS2 mix of the medley thats been booted where you can also hear John saying "fab... that's great... real good that, real good" (i cant find it on youtube).

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meanmistermustard said
The John (and Paul) talk spans 'Polythene Pam' and 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' as they were recorded as one. You can hear some but not all of it clearly in the Rock Band vocal track, more is audible in the early RS2 mix of the medley thats been booted where you can also hear John saying "fab... that's great... real good that, real good" (i cant find it on youtube).

Also, some of the John dialogue going in to She Came In Through The Bathroom Window was included in the LOVE mix of Octopus's Garden.

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Yesterday was apparently the last time the Beatles were all in Abbey Rd together........John didn't make it to the  I Me Mine session......

They completed the edit of two sections of I want You and sorted the running order........Switching Octopuses' Garden and Oh Darling with each other and swopped I Want You and the Medley around. 

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Necko said

meanmistermustard said
The John (and Paul) talk spans 'Polythene Pam' and 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' as they were recorded as one. You can hear some but not all of it clearly in the Rock Band vocal track, more is audible in the early RS2 mix of the medley thats been booted where you can also hear John saying "fab... that's great... real good that, real good" (i cant find it on youtube).

Also, some of the John dialogue going in to She Came In Through The Bathroom Window was included in the LOVE mix of Octopus's Garden.

I dont listen to 'Love' a lot, thanks for the info.

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Wigwam said
Yesterday was apparently the last time the Beatles were all in Abbey Rd together........John didn't make it to the  I Me Mine session......

They completed the edit of two sections of I want You and sorted the running order........Switching Octopuses' Garden and Oh Darling with each other and swopped I Want You and the Medley around. 

Didnt they swap the sides around not just 'I Want You (She's So Heavy') and the medley - surely the album side lengths would have been way off?

From Lewisohn's 'The Beatles Recording Sessions'

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That makes sense........

 

maybe I misread this.........

 

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