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20 June 2010
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GniknuS
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Found this video on youtube and I thought I'd share it. It has commentary by George Martin about basically how he did it. The Beatles were quite a little band, and this video really shows how brilliant they really were. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v….._RZJ084CGg

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20 June 2010
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Wow, this is some good stuff- thanks for sharing!

I love how George attempts to sing the chorus and first verse at the beginning of the video! (Nice try, Georgie george-martin)

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20 June 2010
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Alissa said:

Wow, this is some good stuff- thanks for sharing!

I love how George attempts to sing the chorus and first verse at the beginning of the video! (Nice try, Georgie george-martin)


 

I just love the "and I thought, you devil!" part. What a funny group of guys.

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20 June 2010
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GniknuS said:

Alissa said:

Wow, this is some good stuff- thanks for sharing!

I love how George attempts to sing the chorus and first verse at the beginning of the video! (Nice try, Georgie george-martin)


 

I just love the "and I thought, you devil!" part. What a funny group of guys.


You can see how George would be a good fit for the boys- he had a sense of humour. Any other producer would have gotten murdered. blue-meanie
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20 June 2010
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Alissa said:

GniknuS said:

Alissa said:

Wow, this is some good stuff- thanks for sharing!

I love how George attempts to sing the chorus and first verse at the beginning of the video! (Nice try, Georgie george-martin)


 

I just love the "and I thought, you devil!" part. What a funny group of guys.


You can see how George would be a good fit for the boys- he had a sense of humour. Any other producer would have gotten murdered. blue-meanie
 

 

Yeah he had to be a little bit "off" to even take some of their ideas, specifically John's, seriously. But that's why they were so brilliant, they actually tried stuff! They were innovators and music was never the same again.

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20 June 2010
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I never get tired of that song.  a-hard-days-night-john-5

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20 June 2010
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c64wood said:

I never get tired of that song.  a-hard-days-night-john-5


I got tired of it the first 30 seconds I heard of it.
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20 June 2010
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That's so cool! I didn't know they slowed it down like that; George Martin is my herooo a-hard-days-night-george-9  I hope I (he) live(s) long enough to meet him… he's a legend!

Is there a more famous music producer in the world? I think NOT!

What's this audio from? The interview thing. I'd love to hear more! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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20 June 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy said:

That's so cool! I didn't know they slowed it down like that; George Martin is my herooo a-hard-days-night-george-9  I hope I (he) live(s) long enough to meet him… he's a legend!

Is there a more famous music producer in the world? I think NOT!

What's this audio from? The interview thing. I'd love to hear more! a-hard-days-night-george-9


 

I think I saw somewhere that the BBC did this. But it is interesting to hear George Martin talk about the track, I would love it if there was just an interview with him talking about every song they ever did. We deserve that, right George?george-martin

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21 June 2010
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Mhh interesting. Ok I'm going to say something stupid… but I think George Martin doesn't get credit enough. So many people can believe the Beatles did everything by themselves.

 

Maybe I'm seeing it in black and white, but that's my feeling.

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21 June 2010
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mithveaen said:

Mhh interesting. Ok I'm going to say something stupid… but I think George Martin doesn't get credit enough. So many people can believe the Beatles did everything by themselves.

 

Maybe I'm seeing it in black and white, but that's my feeling.


 

I can agree with your statement.

 

By the way, great stuff!

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10 June 2011
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Bringing up old subject here but listening to SFF the other day I was struck but how little guitar rthere is in it.

 

In fact am i right in saying there is NO guitar apart from a couple of 'licks' towards the end?

 

(Does that make sense?)

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10 June 2011
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Yeah.. that's interesting I'm going to check SFF today…. I haven't noticed that of almost no guitars in the song

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10 June 2011
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Actually, there is a lot of guitar in this song. As a matter of fact John, Paul and George all play guitar on this one.

I think if you find and listen to the versions on Anthology, you will get a better sense of just how much guitar there is.

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10 June 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I just realized I really need to stop using earphones. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13
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10 June 2011
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Zig said:

Actually, there is a lot of guitar in this song. As a matter of fact John, Paul and George all play guitar on this one.

I think if you find and listen to the versions on Anthology, you will get a better sense of just how much guitar there is.

Ok thanks Zig .. I'm not a musician so i suppose I don't have a 'trained' enough ear. Will try again as suggested.

On the other hand I was quite impressed with all the drum work on this song . .is that all RIngo?

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10 June 2011
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You are welcome my friend. I'm not a musician either, but have the advantage of having heard the song at least a zillion times since I was 4 years old in 1967!

As for Ringo's drumming, it is amazing! If you don't have the Anthology version, listen to it here.

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10 June 2011
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You also have to consider that George Martin essentially combined the two different versions which Zig mentioned were on Anthology. This is why that dissection video was so cool, but unfortunately they took it down. So the first version had more guitar than the second and that's why there's only so much guitar in the final album version. I will say that I absolutely love the guitar in the first minute or however long it lasts in the song, so dreamy and psychedelic.

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10 June 2011
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The original version had slide guitar and Lennon's fingerpicked electric (listen to takes 1 and 7 on Anthology 2), but they combined it with a drum-heavy take to create the final edit. It's true, there isn't much guitar on it but I still think the arrangement is perfect.

There are the licks at the end, and don't forget Lennon's guitar throughout the first minute.

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