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)
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!"
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"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"
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7 November 2010
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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and I'm awfully glad it'll all be over in a couple
14 June 2016
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"Sometimes I wish I was just George Harrison" - John Lennon
14 June 2016
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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