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Song fragments that really grab you
25 April 2014
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LikeASir said

In the Anthology 3 version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, when George sings "aleeerted".

Yes! I also love the demo version of 'Let It Down' from ATMP when he sings "let yer hur hang all around you". I dig his accent.

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27 April 2014
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I love the "send" in "send her back to me" from Misery.

EDIT: Especially that second one that sounds like it has a "h" in it.

30 April 2014
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The reprise of the "Ah, look at all the lonely people" after the second chorus of Eleanor Rigby.

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30 April 2014
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The rise and fall of the orchestra bit behind all the "ahh, look at all the lonely people" parts.

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30 April 2014
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meanmistermustard said
The rise and fall of the orchestra bit behind all the "ahh, look at all the lonely people" parts.

The entirety of Eleanor Rigby.

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30 April 2014
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Entirety is cheating.blue-meanie

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5 June 2014
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At the beginning of Helter Skelter: "Yeah yeah yeah-heah, heh-heh-heh!" The little laugh… I don't know, I just like it. It's so wonderfully insane.

The ending of Hey Bulldog for the same reason: really fun insanity.

The whacked-out keyboard solo in I'm Down where, if you listen closely, you can hear how hard the keys are being slapped.

The ride cymbal in the verses of I Feel Fine.

The crazy drumming in their cover of I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry from Live At The BBC.

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5 June 2014
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I love really echoey, almost psychedelic vocals, like in Paul's On The Way and Monkberry Moon Delight.

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5 June 2014
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Just thinking of Ram for now:

The ending of "Too Many People" merging into the beginning of 3 Legs.

The ending of "3 Legs" -- the sound of the acoustic guitar on that final riff sounds so used and watery, it enhances the bluesy effect, and then there's that bouncy sound…

… which segues nicely into that "squinchy" sound like an old reel-to-reel tape machine being suddenly switched on, for the rolling piano arpeggios using the sustain pedal that begin "Ram On".

The way the tempo accelerates at the end of the long fadeout to "Uncle Albert", led in a subtle way by the piano chords (also using the sustain pedal I believe).

There are no doubt many more, but that's all for now. 

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6 June 2014
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  • On "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", the harmony on the word "heavy", especially Paul's, is ri-fucking-diculous, so powerful.
  • The solo and key change in "And I Love Her" are great, and the lyric 'Bright are the stars that shine/dark is the sky', has always struck a chord with me, even though they're not the most amazing lyrics or anything, just the way Paul sings that line is awesome.
  • The harmonies on "This Boy", considering Paul, George and John will have recorded it live, and they're all playing their instruments and singing their harmonies with no mistakes AT ALL at the same time, is incredible. Also if you listen for George's harmony in this and "Yes It Is", he's singing some really weird melody that, instinctively, sounds like it shouldn't work, but totally does.
  • John and Paul's "Woooah-oh!"'s on "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You", they're so minor-y and the mood changes completely.
  • John's sketchy as fuck solo on "You Can't Do That", it's so raw and noisy that it's awesome.
  • The 'Someday when I'm lonely' in "Things We Said Today", just comes out nowhere and changes from minor to major with a really awesome bottom harmony.
  • Fuzz bass in "Think For Yourself"
  • Paul and Ringo's playing in "The Word", a great example as to why they were a great rhythm section. Gotta love those sloshy hi-hats.
  • The bassline in "I'm Only Sleeping". Holy crap, nobody ever talks about this one, but it's brilliant, it flows so smoothly, and then that little fill before the 'Keeping an eye on the…' bit is great, Paul was probably the first pop/rock bassist, maybe bassist full stop, to play chords, there's some as early as 1963 on "Not A Second Time" too.
  • The drums on "Tomorrow Never Knows", just genius. I want to slow those right down and use them for a hip-hop track, Beastie Boys style :D
  • More drums, the fills in "Blue Jay Way", especially the one right before the song speeds up, are just brilliant, the main reason why I like the song so much, gives it a load of momentum it wouldn't have otherwise.
  • Kind of cheating, but the whole of "Strawberry Fields Forever", is and always will be my favourite song ever written. Just pure genius, and sounds like nothing else I've ever heard.
  • Paul's basslines in "Mr. Kite" and "Good Morning, Good Morning" are oft-overlooked, but they're great fun to play, especially all the dead notes in "Good Morning" (you can hear them better in the Anthology version).
  • The bass tone on the White Album, especially on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", just really crunchy and gritty, I've never been able to properly replicate it.
  • The middle part of "Everybody's Got Something to Hide", that little bass fill is simple but it's so so awesome. Also comeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeonAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
  • 'Every one of them knew that as time went by, they'd get a little bit older and a little bit slower'
  • Paul's vocal in "Oh Darling!", especially the middle eight, is my second favourite vocal performance of all time (after "Show Must Go On" by Queen), you can just hear the strain he's putting on his voice, but it's so raw and powerful.
  • George's vocal on "Long, Long, Long" is really haunting and eerie, one of top 10 Beatles songs, and it never gets any love :(
  • The bass part for "Only A Northern Song" is actually genius, there's some really cool walking parts and some odd sounding chords in there, it's really fun to play, and the weird stunted bits where the bar gets extended by two beats in some places. Also the whole songs sounds slightly out of key, in a cool way :D
  • The little descending country style guitar fill on "For You Blue" is cool, and John's slide guitar rocks
  • The middle bit of "Rain", where the drums and bass both play little fills at the same time. Just awesome, so underrated as a song.

That's all I could think of for now, I'm a bassist/drummer, so I tend to notice those instruments more, that's why most of mine are centered around them :P

6 June 2014
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CebeBee13, what do you mean by the "dead notes" of Paul's bass in "Good Morning"?

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22 June 2014
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  • "Well, well, well…" from Doctor Robert.
  • "If there's anything I can doooooooooo" in Tell Me Why.
  • The flute/oboe in When I'm Sixty-Four before the lines "And if you say the word…" and "Grandchildren on your knee…"
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22 June 2014
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The female harmony vocals in Dream Away.

I love the Gone Troppo album.

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