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Song fragments that really grab you
19 October 2012
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annab93
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Annie said
Risking the "stay on topic" finger, I have a 12/9/80 TOMORROW show, a memorial program for John Lennon in which host Tom Snyder reran a 1975 interview he did with John.

At that time Snyder asked Lennon why the Beatles broke up and received what I feel is a diplomatic reply, in essence, that after so many years of playing together you know the other musicians' every musical move, and it all becomes tedious, so you seek out new men to make music with.

And yet, their last LP, Abbey Road is such an original work. There's not a song on it that suggests a reworking of a previous tune. And that's why the album was such a revelation in 1969. All that creativity, the freshness of it. Who could ever imagine this was the product of four guys totally bored with each other?

I think it's absolutely incredible. and just to keep things on topic, that's all I'll say. I also love the transition between bungalow bill and While My Guitar Gently Weeps. I just like how it moves right into the next song.

You make your own dream.
20 October 2012
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More song fragment:

George's count-off at the top of "Taxman," also the way the last word in
"Uh-uh, Mr. Heathhhh" is stressed.
(Have you ever noticed that the intro of "Savoy Truffle" is in the same key
and uses the same top and bottom notes as the two bar intro of "Taxman"?)

A shouted "All together now" and "Everybody" on the chorus of "All You Need Is Love."

Ringo's pronunciation of "MOO-vies" in his countryish "Act Naturally" cover.

Paul's extended "and I see you agaiiiiiiiinnnnn" on "Helter Skelter."

21 October 2012
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Dipsy
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The line, "We're Sergeant Pepper's one and only lonely Hearts Club Band!" from the reprise. I sometimes listen to the whole album just to be able to fully experience that part lol. 

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."
21 October 2012
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Towards the end of 'You Never Give Me Your Money', where Paul (I believe it's Paul) screams "Yes it did (na, na, na…)"

21 October 2012
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Dipsy said
The line, "We're Sergeant Pepper's one and only lonely Hearts Club Band!" from the reprise. I sometimes listen to the whole album just to be able to fully experience that part lol. 

Definately. Just one of the reasons why the Reprise is far superior to its older cousin.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 October 2012
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Annie
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REVOLVER song fragments:

The instumental intro to "I've Just Seen A Face."

The strange little sound the guitar makes at the top of "I'm Looking Through You."
(That's on the longer intro version.) Also like the patting sounds in this cut.

Despite John's preference for a different musical direction and slower tempo, I like
the otherworldy chorus on the original LP track of "Tomorrow Never Knows."

George's backwards-recorded guitar solo in "I'm Only Sleeping."

"…and you're making me feel like I've never been born" in "She Said, She Said."
Also Ringo's drum work in this song.

Alan Civil's French horn solo on "For No One."

Paul's dual guitar solo with George on "And Your Bird Can Sing."

23 October 2012
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TheBeatles101
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Annie said
'Revolver' song fragments:

George's backwards-recorded guitar solo in 'I'm Only Sleeping'

This is definitely one of my favourite fragments from Revolver

25 October 2012
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I agree with dipsy, the one and only lonely heart's club band is possibly my favourite beatles song rfagment, my favourite wings one is possibly that guitar part which starts during the away of "thought of giving it all away" in band on the run. I just listened to the one hand clapping version and noticed how much I missed it

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
28 October 2012
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bikelock28
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Just thought of another one while listening to With The Beatles-

In Devil In Her Heart, the very last time George sings "No she's an angel sent to me-ee,"….he sounds so sweet! *swoon* ahdn_george_06

 

And I agree with you all about "Sgt Pepper's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band,". I love the rhyme only/lonely and the way that the rhyme in the middle of the line.

"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

31 October 2012
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Rat Salad
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The End: " . . . and in the end, the love you get is equal to the love, you give." Not because the sentiment is true or not, but because it is so nicely placed, at that point, a wrap up.

31 October 2012
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Fragments from THE BEATLES AGAIN (APPLE--Feb. 1970):

John's harmonica intro to "I Should Have Known Better."

Distorted guitar at the beginning of and throughout "Revolution,"
the "fast" version issued as a 'B' Side to "Hey Jude."

Paul's "Judah, Judah, Judah, Judy ow wow!" just before the nah nah-nah chorus of "Hey Jude."

George's brilliant bass guitar work on "Old Brown Shoe," also Paul's backing piano.

Billy Preston's electric piano solo on "Don't Let Me Down."

The instrumental tag at the end of "Can't Buy Me Love."

In "Paperback Writer," the lines:
"It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job so I want to be a Paperback Writer
Paperback writttteeeerrrr!"

31 October 2012
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The backing vocals in "Octopus Garden": "Lies beneath the ocean waaaves", "Happy and they're saaafe

The scream in the middle of "Twist And Shout" (Who does that by the way? John or Paul?)

The harmonies in "I'm Only Sleeping": "Keeping an eye on the world going by my window"

The high note at the last verse of "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?"

"Let it be" (album version) and "Hey Bulldog" guitar solos (2 of his 3 best guitar solos in my opinion) 

13 November 2012
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Right after "…just seventeen…" in I Saw Her Standing There, John messes up the strum pattern (It's like he misses a beat or something), but it actually fits the song really well.

 

You really have to pay attention to notice it, but now it jumps out at me whenever I hear that song.

14 November 2012
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Rat Salad said
The End: " . . . and in the end, the love you get is equal to the love, you give." Not because the sentiment is true or not, but because it is so nicely placed, at that point, a wrap up.

The little ditty about "Her Majesty" by Paul that comes after the End is itself an entire fragment -- and a delightful one.

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
14 November 2012
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"I'm Looking Through You."
Also like the patting sounds in this cut.

 

According to the info on this song in the Songs section of this website, that patting sound (which I thought was muted hand clapping) is Ringo tapping his finger on a matchbox!

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
14 November 2012
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Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
14 November 2012
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I love George Harrison's voice on "Young Blood," especially when he sings "I saw the rising of the sun
And all along my heart was calling…" George's accent is so distinctive on the earlier songs… I LOVE IT!!!a-hard-days-night-george-9  

"The world is a very serious and, at times, very sad place - but at other times it is all such a joke."-George Harrison
15 November 2012
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'The Beatles' is a goldmine for fascinating fragments, as they are everywhere on the two records…But how about the 'Can You Take Me Back' fragment before 'Revolution #9'? …Quite haunting, I would say.

18 November 2012
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"I'm Looking Through You."Also like the patting sounds in this cut. According to the info on this song in the Songs section of this website, that patting sound (which I thought was muted hand clapping) is Ringo tapping his finger on a matchbox!

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Now that's a cool bit of trivia!

18 November 2012
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I love George Harrison's voice on "Young Blood," especially when he sings "I saw the rising of the sunAnd all along my heart was calling…" George's accent is so distinctive on the earlier songs… I LOVE IT!!!  

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Re: George's distinctive accent, I like the way he sings "Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)" from their BEEB sessions, and the way he pronounces the word "tell" on "Do You Want To Know A Secret." It sounds like "teh-o."

How about Paul's Liverpudlian version of Meredith Willson's "Till There Was You":

"There were birds…in the sky
But I never SORE them winging
No I never SORE them at tall…
Till There Was You"

(He punches the word "saw" on this cover, and slurs the T in "at" to the word "all".)

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