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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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One of the highlights of John…

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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.

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

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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. 

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

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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?

I think it's great you're going through a phase,

and I'm awfully glad it'll all be over in a couple

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