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While My Guitar Gently Weeps
21 August 2014
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PeterWeatherby said

As I've said elsewhere on this site, I would highly recommend Simon Leng's book, While My Guitar Gently Weeps : The Music of George Harrison for anyone who wants to better understand George's spiritual journey and how that directly impacted his songwriting (not to mention what amazing contributions this "quiet Beatle" made to the group as a whole).

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21 August 2014
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Double the recommendation, its a fascinating book excellent which gives you a great insight to George. First book i read on him and made me want to read more so i am.

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22 August 2014
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Sucha lovely line from the Kinfauns demo:

"I look from the wings at the play you are staging

As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging"

Such a lovely line!

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22 August 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 It tugged at me the first time I heard it. Beautiful.

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22 August 2014
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I first heard this in Rock Band and I really liked it. (Though I like the Anthology version better)

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22 August 2014
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thisbirdhasflown said
Sucha lovely line from the Kinfauns demo:

"I look from the wings at the play you are staging

As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging"

Such a lovely line!

I had only listened to a few songs of the Beatles and I had this (is this the Love version?) one downloaded. I listened to the song on my way to uni and was struck by the unexpected words towards the end when John says : "Dab the mic on the piano, and quite low, this, just keep it in like, maracas you know.  You know those old pianos. Okay we're on." I didnt quite get it at first and I hadn't listened to any of the Beatles normal voices or seen their interviews or googled their pictures...in short I wasn't really a fan then. That was the first time I heard John's voice and to listen to it so unexpectedly (something not common in todays songs, leaving the trails of dialogue in the beginning/end of the song- I am so happy Beatles left these gems for us) felt very surreal, although I didn't know at that time which of the Fab Four had sung it but in my heart I knew it was John. It was after this that I downloaded more songs, watched the interviews and so on.

Of course when I got to know that George had sung it, I naturally assumed the voice to be George's. Just today these words "Dab the mic..." came to my mind and I googled them to find out from here that they were actually uttered during A Day In The Life's recording (I haven't watched all of the Anthology) by John. I feel so happy to have guessed it right the first time.a-hard-days-night-john-1

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23 August 2014
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thisbirdhasflown said
Sucha lovely line from the Kinfauns demo:

"I look from the wings at the play you are staging

As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging"

Such a lovely line!

Actually, the version that you're referring to that contains those lines (from Anthology 3) is Take 1 in the studio, not Kinfauns.

 

This is the Kinfauns demo:

 

The Kinfauns version does have some pretty similar lines:

"I look at the trouble and hate that is raging
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
As I'm sitting here, doing nothing but aging
Still my guitar gently weeps"

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