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Song fragments that really grab you
19 February 2013
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Speaking of the debut, it's the little things in "A Taste Of Honey" that really make it work for me personally. Specifically those descending guitar arpeggios; the way the tempo subtly switches from 3/4 to a nice walking 4/4 during the bridges; and especially the way John and George chime in with the harmonized "A taste of HONEYYYY!" It might just be my imagination, but to me it always sounds exaggeratedly mock-serious, like they realize the song is corny and can't help taking the piss out of it. To me, such a having-it-both-ways gesture means a lot, particularly since "Honey" is a lot of people's least-favourite song on the album.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
19 February 2013
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vonbontee said
It might just be my imagination, but to me it always sounds exaggeratedly mock-serious, like they realize the song is corny and can't help taking the piss out of it. To me, such a having-it-both-ways gesture means a lot, particularly since "Honey" is a lot of people's least-favourite song on the album.

I don't think it's your imagination. It's one of my favorites since I already liked the Herb Alpert version, but I sense the irony (as with many Beatles songs) – especially in the way Paul sings, "WHOOOOOINE."

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19 February 2013
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Ah yes, from Herb's "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" album!

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19 February 2013
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The final chord of Julia.

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19 February 2013
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Herb Alpert's "Whipped Cream" outsold Sgt Pepper in 1967 (as did 8 other albums)…

 

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19 February 2013
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Must've been that cover

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
20 February 2013
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The guitar at the end of I'm Only Sleeping and its "oriental" feel… almost an introduction for the next track (Love You To).

From Hey Jude, the moment during the "na na na na" when the brass section starts.

…and for some reason, Ringo's reassuring whispers at the end of Good Night make my heart melt.  heart (the fact that the previous track is Revolution 9 probably helps)

 

21 February 2013
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The dissonant harmonies in "Yes It Is" on "tonight" and "I'm sure." And the transition in the Anthology version from solo John to the final version gives me chills.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

21 February 2013
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I particularly love the lower harmonies in the final verse of Here, There And Everywhere on the phrases "never dies" and "watching her eyes."
In addition to that I really like John's double-tracked middle eight in This Boy. I'm sure I'm not the only one though. 

 

Edit: Whoa, didn't even notice someone else said something about Here, There And Everywhere.

22 February 2013
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The piano in the beginning of Sexy Sadie and John's "Ooohh" near the end of the song.

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22 February 2013
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Yeah, love that piano intro.

Lot of great (sometime simple) piano/keyboard intros in Beatle songs: While My Guitar …, Strawberry Fields,….Ob La Di…, Lady Madonna, Martha My Dear,…

(there's a whole thread "Best Intros…")

As for vonbontee's comment about "the cover" up above, here it is

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28 February 2013
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‘Don’t Pass Me By’

While singing the lines:

You said that you would be late
About an hour or two

Ringo rolls his ‘R’s making it sound like:

You said that you would be late
About an owddahtoo

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1 March 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I noticed that, too. :D

 

I also like the loud drumbeat after "He drew first and shot" in Rocky Raccoon. Quite clever. :)

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1 March 2013
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The last two notes of the electric guitar solo of "Nowhere Man" -- the deep bass note way down low, followed by the plucked harmonic way up high.

 

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1 March 2013
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I've always enjoyed the reverb on the solo in "I Saw Her Standing There".

4 March 2013
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The acoustic guitar during the "I Me Mine, I Me Mine, I Me Mine" part of I Me Mine.

 

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7 March 2013
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Now that I've been listening closely to the German version of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" (Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand) -- I like the way John (more than Paul it seems) pronounces that glucose-dripping German word glücklich, especially the second time around.

 

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7 March 2013
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I like how Paul's voice goes from regular to double-tracked when he sings "funny papers" in You Never Give Me Your Money.

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7 March 2013
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The introduction of I Am The Walrus (before John starts singing), and Ringo's drumming on the song.

The Piano intro in Sexy Sadie

The Piano in Cry Baby Cry

The Guitar intro in Getting Better

The clashing drums in Any Time At All

The French Horn played by Alan Civil in For No One

The last few verses in Blue Jay Way, and the drums in Blue Jay Way.

These are a few, I'll remember more along the way…

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7 March 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I like all of those.

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