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Favorite Harrisong?
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How did I not see that everyone was talking about BeatleHarrisongs?... 

Anyway, favourite Beatle George song... 

That's really tough, but on this day, with this revolver to my head, 😉 I'm going to say Something .

Favourite solo George song as seen above. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 

EDIT: Oh, new page. Well, what I said above-- to spare you trouble-- is Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp. Because it does something for me that no other song does. 

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I'd say favourite Harrisong is either the Anthology version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps , or Here Comes The Sun . But I do like several of George's earlier songs too, including the less popular ones. I really like Don't Bother Me , just to name one. 

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If I'm stuck with Beatles work (notwithstanding whatever I may have written years ago in this thread), the Anthology versions of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Not Guilty . They're both ridiculous. Gently Weeps is evocative, it's incredibly emotional without being sappy. And Not Guilty is the best because he's mad but he's still caustic.

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My favorite Beatle George song is definitely Here Comes The Sun . It's just a beautiful masterpiece

But, my favorite non-Beatle song by George at the moment for me is When We Was Fabheart

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Silly Girl said
How did I not see that everyone was talking about BeatleHarrisongs?... 

Anyway, favourite Beatle George song... 

That's really tough, but on this day, with this revolver to my head, 😉 I'm going to say Something .

Favourite solo George song as seen above. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 

EDIT: Oh, new page. Well, what I said above-- to spare you trouble-- is Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp. Because it does something for me that no other song does. 

I've got a new revolver to my head 😉 and it's Long, Long, Long -- Something and Here Comes The Sun at close 2nd and 3rd, of course. 

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@Beatlebug Welcome to the Long Long Long love club!

Two of my favourite Beatle ones, beside Long Long Long, are I Want To Tell You and For You Blue . And solo, Run So Far, Beautiful Girl and Cheer Down.

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Silly Girl Welcome to the Long Long Long love club!
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Oh, I've been here a Long, Long, Long time. a-hard-days-night-george-9 I just forgot to mention it before. 

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George is by far my favorite Beatle, so I think I'll just list my top 10 favorite Beatles songs written by him.  Not to say that the other 12 songs are bad, just not as good as these.ahdn_george_08  Here they are:

 

10- Long, Long, Long (just listening to that organ puts me in a kind of trance.  The lyrics need work though.)

9- I Want To Tell You (Excellent lyrics, and an iconic riff)

8- I Need You (A sweet little love song.  Simple, but that's what makes it great!)

7- Piggies (I just have to sing along with this one, even though it's kinda dumb)

6- Only A Northern Song (it's just so lonely sounding.  Great lyrics too!)

5- The Inner Light (my favorite out of all his Indian stuff)

4- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (for me, the anthology version is far superior.  No offense to Clapton)

3- If I Needed Someone  (it's just so... Rubber Soul -ish)

2- Something (both the anthology version and the regular one are equally amazing!)

1- Here Comes The Sun (I don't think I need to tell you why this one's great)

 

(I'm just a fan of lists I guess... and Georgeahdn_george_06)

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George is by far my favorite Beatle, so I think I'll just list my top 10 favorite Beatles songs written by him.  Not to say that the other 12 songs are bad, just not as good as these.ahdn_george_08  Here they are:

 

10- Long, Long, Long (just listening to that organ puts me in a kind of trance.  The lyrics need work though.)

This would be my 1. I love, love, love this song. And I think the lyrics are fine-- nicely simple, just like I Need You

9- I Want To Tell You (Excellent lyrics, and an iconic riff)

Agreed 😀 

8- I Need You (A sweet little love song.  Simple, but that's what makes it great!)

7- Piggies (I just have to sing along with this one, even though it's kinda dumb)

AD40 would object to that, I think a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

6- Only A Northern Song (it's just so lonely sounding.  Great lyrics too!)

5- The Inner Light (my favorite out of all his Indian stuff)

Agreed 😀 

4- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (for me, the anthology version is far superior.  No offense to Clapton)

OH crikey, YES. For one thing, Clapton's guitar, while good, isn't gently weeping enough... it's more sobbing an/or wailing dramatically. 

3- If I Needed Someone  (it's just so... Rubber Soul -ish)

Funny you should say that, because I always felt it was a rather Revolvery song for the times. A foreshadowing, if you will, of things to come. a-hard-days-night-george-3

2- Something (both the anthology version and the regular one are equally amazing!)

1- Here Comes The Sun (I don't think I need to tell you why this one's great)
 

Yep and yep. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

(I'm just a fan of lists I guess... and Georgeahdn_george_06)

Grand stuff, we need support in the Harrifan section. As AppleScruffJunior says, 'the man needs promotion!'a-hard-days-night-george-9

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3- If I Needed Someone  (it's just so... Rubber Soul -ish)

Funny you should say that, because I always felt it was a rather Revolvery song for the times. A foreshadowing, if you will, of things to come. a-hard-days-night-george-3

I think I must respectfully disagree with you here.a-hard-days-night-paul-7 It seems like many people claim that Revolver and Rubber Soul are very similar, like two peas in a pod, and I just don't agree with that.  I think there is a stark contrast between the two, and Revolver was really the start of their later period.  Rubber Soul has a very smoky, fireside feel- with lots of tambourine and jangle-y guitars.  They're still the lovable mop-tops that they've been since 1962, they've just been listening to too much Bob Dylan. Revolver on the other hand, is much more psychedelic and mature sounding.  It has loud, ripping guitars, and much more experimental stuff- not to mention less harmony vocals than Rubber Soul .  The song writing on Revolver is much more sophisticated too.  Heck, just compare the amount of love and love-related songs on the two.  Rubber Soul has about 11 and Revolver has only 4 or 5.  If I Needed Someone just sounds very RS to my ear.a-hard-days-night-george-9

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If I Needed Someone definitely has the 12-string chiming/tambourine feel of the RS period but for George it is akin to I Want To Tell You just a different choice of backing. There's the close harmony too. I've always felt that Think For Yourself is another brother song, it shares similar elements.

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7- Piggies (I just have to sing along with this one, even though it's kinda dumb)

At least it's on the list. :/

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7- Piggies (I just have to sing along with this one, even though it's kinda dumb)

At least it's on the list. :/

I didn't mean to call Piggies a "bad" song, that's why I put it on there in the first place.  I just meant that I just can't quite take it seriously, social satire or not.  That said, the harpsichord is awesome and I love shouting "EAT THEIR BACON!" (even when I'm in public)ahdn_george_06

 

Edit: If I had to add an eleventh entry to my list, it would be I, Me, Mine.  I can't believe I forgot about that one while writing the list.

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3- If I Needed Someone  (it's just so... Rubber Soul -ish)

Funny you should say that, because I always felt it was a rather Revolvery song for the times. A foreshadowing, if you will, of things to come. a-hard-days-night-george-3

I think I must respectfully disagree with you here.a-hard-days-night-paul-7 It seems like many people claim that Revolver and Rubber Soul are very similar, like two peas in a pod, and I just don't agree with that.  I think there is a stark contrast between the two, and Revolver was really the start of their later period.  Rubber Soul has a very smoky, fireside feel- with lots of tambourine and jangle-y guitars.  They're still the lovable mop-tops that they've been since 1962, they've just been listening to too much Bob Dylan. Revolver on the other hand, is much more psychedelic and mature sounding.  It has loud, ripping guitars, and much more experimental stuff- not to mention less harmony vocals than Rubber Soul .  The song writing on Revolver is much more sophisticated too.  Heck, just compare the amount of love and love-related songs on the two.  Rubber Soul has about 11 and Revolver has only 4 or 5.  If I Needed Someone just sounds very RS to my ear.a-hard-days-night-george-9

'Many people' includes the venerable Mr Harrison himself, unfortunately. I must respectfully disagree with him, and agree with you, there, because while the feel of the recording processes may have been similar, the sounds of the finished products certainly weren't. And I agree with your verdict upon the very different feels of Revolver and Rubber Soul . However, I do still feel If I Needed Someone to be quite Revolvery (it's only me, and not my mind), for more or less the reasons ewe2 stated in the post quoted below:  

ewe2 noted aptly  
If I Needed Someone definitely has the 12-string chiming/tambourine feel of the RS period but for George it is akin to I Want To Tell You just a different choice of backing. There's the close harmony too. <snip> 

It's the trippy vocal harmonies and the strong focus on riffs-- besides the obvious guitar riff, there's the bass riff as well-- that puts me in mind of Revolver

And now I'll make a little prediction: you won't ever hear If I Needed Someone the same way again, will you? a-hard-days-night-john-6

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7- Piggies (I just have to sing along with this one, even though it's kinda dumb)

At least it's on the list. :/

I didn't mean to call Piggies a "bad" song, that's why I put it on there in the first place.  I just meant that I just can't quite take it seriously, social satire or not.  That said, the harpsichord is awesome and I love shouting "EAT THEIR BACON!" (even when I'm in public)ahdn_george_06

Hehehe, same here. a-hard-days-night-john-6 Yesterday I was out for a walk and someone mentioned pigs, so what could I do but start belting it out? a-hard-days-night-paul-10 That last verse I did nice and loud, and at the 'EAT THEIR BACON' bit I even twirled round. I'm such a Silly Girl a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I've never seen the close similarity link between 'Revolver ' and 'Rubber Soul ' in being part one and part two and to be fair George was stoned for much of the recordings of both so no wonder they swim into each other.

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ahdn_paul_06 Hehe. I don't think they sound that similar either, but I can see how his experience of them could have been similar. Both were sort of experimental, everyone was getting along, had lots of grand ideas, he was getting to do fab stuff, writing lots of songs, smoking lots of pot. And he even admitted he hadn't listened to them back-to-back lately... when I heard that I thought, 'oh, that explains it'. 

So I suppose what I'm trying to say is, they may have been similar from the inside, if not from the outside. 

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Now that you mention it @Silly Girl, I don't think I ever will hear that song the same way again.ahdn_george_01But if you ask me, the song from Rubber Soul that sounds the most like a Revolver song is Think For Yourself .

 

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^^ I thought not a-hard-days-night-john-6 

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Okay.  Thanks @Beatlebug a-hard-days-night-george-9

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