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
One of the highlights of John…
1 May 2011
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.
"I was born just to get to you."
"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)
"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
26 January 2017
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.
"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"
-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues
"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"
-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl