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17 November 2015
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Imagine album artwork - John Lennon

Written by: Lennon-Ono
Recorded: c.20-28 May 1971
Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector

Released: 8 October 1971 (UK), 9 September 1971 (US)

John Lennon: vocals, piano
George Harrison: electric guitar
Nicky Hopkins: electric piano
Klaus Voormann: bass guitar
Alan White: drums, Tibetan cymbals

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27 November 2015
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Listening to this now--one of my favourite Lennonsongs as I'm always a sucker for ballads and this one's simply beautiful with its exquisite instrumentation. One interesting thing I just noticed is that if you have it over headphones at blast-your-ears-out volume, you can hear the end snippet of a count-up: someone saying 'Four' before the music starts. I don't think it's John but I couldn't definitely say. 

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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27 November 2015
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I agree.  Nice song!

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27 November 2015
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I'm always getting this and 'Look At Me ' mixed up. 'Oh My Love' is far superior.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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27 November 2015
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I'm a little surprised to see George credited on the guitar, by the style you'd swear it was John. I was making comments about Western musical structure in the Here There And Everywhere thread and it's worth comparing these two. Lennon's is no less "correct" than McCartney's, but his progressions are simpler and there's much more air in the recording. Lennon likes descending cadences, it's practically a signature style of his, and his melody floats over it in a similar way to HTAE but its the middle-eight that makes the difference. No modulation to another key, no rush to fit the melody in, no awkward chord progression to modulate back to the verse. John's work sounds more "obvious" as a result, but no less beautiful.

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28 November 2015
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Even you can watch him playing it:

 

A great song, anyway. And a great album also. My favourite beatle-solo album. 

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28 November 2015
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Oooh he's playing Lucy there, what a lovely tone. I can't quite see if he's fingerpicking or picking that.

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28 November 2015
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Yup, i think he's fingerpicking or just plucking with 3 fingers... There's a moment at 4:40 or so where you can see his right hand and he seems to move his thumb lika kinda fingerpicking...

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28 November 2015
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ewe2 said
I'm a little surprised to see George credited on the guitar <snip>

Yeah, I was too. I confess after I read that I started listening more closely to the guitar part... I don't take breaks from being a Harrifan, all right! ahdn_paul_01 

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I have to comment on this song. It made me recognise and appreciate the world around me a lot more. To feel the wind on my face, to see the wind moving through the trees, to see rays of sunshine and little beautiful things in our everyday life. I started taking a keener interest in our natural world, and looking up at the sky. I love going for walks and taking in the world around me. Oh My Love is such a deep song. Love it so much. Sad but oh so beautiful.

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