20 January 2012
1 May 2011
I think George was right to omit them in the final recording as they seem to jar the song. It flows better without them, going from the solo straight to the final verse.
5 November 2011
4 December 2010
9 February 2012
11 September 2011
Honestly, I don't think George was ever that consistent of a lyricist and I'm sure he scrapped a lot of lyrics like that which were just obviously low quality like that verse. As for the song itself, I have to dissent for the popular opinion--I think it is a very well-recorded and well-performed song on the album, but the song itself is kind of weak and boring compositionally. It's why no one has ever done a decent cover it (I think Frank Sinatra's version plenty much killed the song for me for all eternity). A well-written song should be able to be performed by many different musicians and hold up. George wrote plenty of songs of that quality--WMGGW, I Me Mine, My Sweet Lord to name a few--but this one just don't hold up being performed beyond the original recording. That makes it a classic recording, but not much else.
I'm trying to find a quote about Something which I remember reading recently. Can anyone help? If I remember correctly, Harrison mentions how he recorded the solo when he was drunk, then forgot all about it until he came to hear it back another time. When he did he was pleasantly surprised at how it sounded.
Does that sound familiar? Can anyone provide the actual quote? I thought I'd have put it in the Something article, but for some reason I didn't.
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