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Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
15 January 2016
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sigh butterfly said in another thread

I heard Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) while driving into work today. What a wonderful arrangement - the song is so inviting and friendly. The guitar and piano sound like the musical equivalent of a smile. The way George sings "Trying to, touch and reach you with,
Heart and soul" is like a vocal hug. heartapple01Thank you George a-hard-days-night-george-9

I know exactly what you mean, SB. This is one of my favourites; I never get tired of hearing it. The opening rhythm guitar is so crisp and fresh, and then that slide guitar which is the epitome of Harrisonic slide guitar (I won't describe it as gleaming because I've used that adjective too many times in description of George's slide fabosity). And his vocal is so gentle and heartfelt, with that slight raggedness which makes the song that much more gorgeous. 

When I heard this one, it was like the wax seal on my Harrifan-For-Life contract. a-hard-days-night-george-9 I was on a Give Me Love kick for days, and I've not looked back since. heart

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15 January 2016
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To add to @Beatlebug's comment it is a massive difference from All Things Must Pass . That's got songs such as Wah-Wah and Let It Down which have way too many instruments and are filled with reverb and then suddenly his next album has this at the beginning which is such a big change with its one drummer(!) and barely any reverb. It's sparse arrangement continues throughout the rest of the album (kinda) which is why it's so effective when you listen to it in that context.

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15 January 2016
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It has the triple whammy of great lyric, melody and rhythm. I'm strongly reminded of The Band and that style of country rock, with a strong backup vocal component and a strong keyboard part.

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Great song! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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16 January 2016
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It's such a catchy tune that tickles your chin and gives you a massive hug at the beginning so you want to stay and listen. Its also more airy and less saturated than a lot of what on 'All Things Pass' which is so refreshing.

Easily one of George's best tracks as well as one of the best solo tracks and singles by a solo Beatle. I had the vinyl single with 'Miss O'Dell' on the b-side and was frequently going back to play both.

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Beatlebug said

I know exactly what you mean, SB. This is one of my favourites; I never get tired of hearing it. 

This is still true. Thanks for interrupting my attempt to listen to Ram , @sigh butterfly a-hard-days-night-george-10

One of the few popular "overplayed" songs that doesn't actually get worn out with repeated listens. It's as fresh on the ten thousandth listen as the first, as fresh and cool and clear as a bright spring morning after a rain, with all the heartfelt gentle yearning invitation George's gentle yearning soul could muster.

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Your words bring tears to my eyes @Beatlebug , it really is that wonderful. 

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