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Why is George under-appreciated?
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30 November 2012
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I don't think George was ever on a Sitar kick as mentioned above. He truly enjoyed the instrument. After the 'The Inner Light ' he felt it was time to move on and also he never felt he could master it. I play Sitar and believe me it is no easy instrument to learn.

Those of us who are true fans always felt he was special and appreciated. He played an important roll in the group and was essential to the group's success.

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What I meant by that was his interest in the instrument in that period of time. What he did write that wasn't on sitar wasn't even on Pepper and held off until Yellow Submarine in '69. A lot of people don't appreciate his sitar songs (because apparently there's a big following in the skip Love You To club). He is appreciated in a different way, though. Or as they said themselves, Ringo had the moms, George had the mystics, Paul had the girls, John had the intellectuals.

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I am disapointed to see that so many people skip "Love You Too." I always thought this song showed a big leap in George's writing and sitar playing. The sitar seems like a challenging instrument to play, so maybe more people would appreciate George and the song if they tried to play a sitar. I am sorry if I seem angry, I'm not. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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Why would anyone skip Love You To ? The intro itself is worth taking the time over to appreciate never mind what else is going on in there. Its like Within You, Without You which might not appear to be that interesting a track but take the time to breathe it in and you will be left amazed and deeply rewarded. 

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thewordislove94 said
I am disapointed to see that so many people skip "Love You Too." I always thought this song showed a big leap in George's writing and sitar playing. The sitar seems like a challenging instrument to play, so maybe more people would appreciate George and the song if they tried to play a sitar. I am sorry if I seem angry, I'm not. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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Why would anyone skip Love You To ? The intro itself is worth taking the time over to appreciate never mind what else is going on in there. Its like Within You, Without You which might not appear to be that interesting a track but take the time to breathe it in and you will be left amazed and deeply rewarded. 

Both, excellent comments! There is just something about his songs that move your soul.

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I swear to you I was on YouTube, which was a full album video of Revolver , and the top comment pertained to skipping Love You To . This was when I knew nothing about the Beatles and was listening in to see what the fuss was about, so I have no idea if I could find the comment now. These days only the mono ones are still up. Since then I've seen comments specifically saying they've changed their mind about the song. I guess it really depends, because a lot of the more sophisticated Beatle fans use the mono versions, or those who have one earphone.

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Skipping Love You To ???? That's the soundtrack to the greatest introduction EVER of a character in movie history!!! Bitch please!!!! paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

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To answer the question in the title of this thread: probably because he was in a band with 2 geniuses. George was a genius in his own right though.

The Beatles would undoubtedly have been a poorer band without him. Love You To , Within You Without You , While My Guitar Gently Weeps , Taxman ,Here Comes The Sun , phenomenal songs. And I haven't even mentioned Something . I've always considered him equally as talented as John and Paul. I believe he was that good

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He's not underappreciated by me a-hard-days-night-george-9 heart

But in general, it probably has something to do with being outshadowed by two geniuses and coming into his own a bit later than said two geniuses.

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Father McKenzie said
To answer the question in the title of this thread: probably because he was in a band with 2 geniuses. George was a genius in his own right though.

The Beatles would undoubtedly have been a poorer band without him. Love You To , Within You Without You , While My Guitar Gently Weeps , Taxman ,Here Comes The Sun , phenomenal songs. And I haven't even mentioned Something . I've always considered him equally as talented as John and Paul. I believe he was that good  

When you actually toll up his best songs vs John and Paul's best, his are usually just as good, if not better. However, they were much much more prolific and if they'd spent as much time on theirs as he did on his they would be miles ahead. 

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QuarryMan said

When you actually toll up his best songs vs John and Paul's best, his are usually just as good, if not better. However, they were much much more prolific and if they'd spent as much time on theirs as he did on his they would be miles ahead.   

That's a good point. They were scarily prolific. Thank God that they met at that fête. I like to think it was fate (if you'll pardon the pun)a-hard-days-night-george-10

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My friend, a fellow beatlemaniac, often joke about how George doesn't matter after a text conversion when he was listed as "the other one" 

He definitely DOES matter, he was a great musician, but not as well known as the other three. 

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I've been on a bit of a George kick lately, and can't stop playing Within You Without You . I love that song. I wonder if it ever bothered him that he didn't seem to get as much credit as the other two. He was so underrated as an artist. I love his songs,Beatles and solo. My Sweet Lord is another favourite of mine,such a powerful song

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