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17 November 2015
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Mind Games album artwork - John Lennon

Written by: Lennon
Recorded: July-August 1973
Producer: John Lennon

Released: 16 November 1973 (UK), 29 October 1973 (US)

John Lennon: vocals, guitar
David Spinozza: guitar
Peter E ‘Sneaky Pete’ Kleinow: pedal steel guitar
Ken Ascher: keyboards
Gordon Edwards: bass guitar
Jim Keltner: drums
Something Different: backing vocals

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6 September 2017
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Aside from the backing vocals which add nothing but irritation (a common occurrence throughout the entire album), ‘Out The Blue’ is a fantastic buried track in John’s catalogue – no doubt owing to ‘Mind Games ‘ being so inconsistent, and at times unlistenable. 

The line

“I was born just to get to you.”

is incredible.

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6 September 2017
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I love the line

“all my life has been a long slow knife”

before the line mmm posted. They pair nicely and bring out the idea of suffering and worrying about ending up with the right person.

Also as I mentioned in the Mind Games thread, I love the guitar part and how it runs through the chords causing subtle chromatic shifts that sound completely natural. Sexy Sadie does a similar thing. 

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BB, for my next thread, I’d like to ask your help:

The line where John sings “Out the blue, life’s energy” reminds me SO MUCH of another song and I just can’t think of it! Specifically the “energy-y-y” at 00:29 and 01:22, the melody and rhythm of that word.

I’m thinking something along the lines of ELO or Elton John, but it could be literally anything. Any ideas?

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29 December 2021
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This is one of if not the best John Lennon love song.  It is so beautiful and elegant while also having that John Lennon spice in the lyrics.  The line, “Like a UFO you came to me” coming out of the solo is the peak of greatness in the song.  It’s just perfect.

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William Shears Campbell said
This is one of if not the best John Lennon love song.  It is so beautiful and elegant while also having that John Lennon spice in the lyrics.  The line, “Like a UFO you came to me” coming out of the solo is the peak of greatness in the song.  It’s just perfect.

  

I like that line too, especially as it relates to his experience.

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Bongo said
  

I see the song makes Bongo speechless

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