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Favorite song on Rubber Soul?
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trcanberra
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19 November 2013 - 5.24am

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19 November 2013 - 5.53am

Don't have to think too hard about that one.  Definitely "In My Life".  a-hard-days-night-john-1heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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12 January 2014 - 12.15am

My 3 Favorite are

1. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

2. In My Life

3. Drive My Car

I like all their instruments from the

 in Norwegian Wood to the sped-up piano in In My Life. Drive My Car is just normal, so I like that about it.

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12 January 2014 - 12.43am

WhereArtEsteban said
My favorite is actually "The Word", I consider it like a Beatles-themesong, it also has impeccable groove-thx Paul. It's right smack-dab in the middle of their career, so the I think concept of "love" was starting to change for them. It's a love song but its not about a relationship necessarily.

I'm all about "You Won't See Me" as well.

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't 'The Word' John and Paul's attempt at a 'One Note Samba-like' tune?

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12 January 2014 - 12.59am

Atlas said

WhereArtEsteban said
My favorite is actually "The Word", I consider it like a Beatles-themesong, it also has impeccable groove-thx Paul. It's right smack-dab in the middle of their career, so the I think concept of "love" was starting to change for them. It's a love song but its not about a relationship necessarily.

I'm all about "You Won't See Me" as well.

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't 'The Word' John and Paul's attempt at a 'One Note Samba-like' tune?

I don't know about the samba part, but, yes, according to Wikipedia, which quotes Paul in Alan Aldridge's The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, it was an attempt to write a song with one note like "Long Tall Sally."

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DayInTheLife
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12 January 2014 - 2.05am

Favourites:

1) In My Life

2) Norwegian Wood/Norwhere Man

3) Michelle/Girl

4) I'm Looking Through You

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Linde
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12 January 2014 - 6.33pm

In my life and Norwegian Wood. Those are two of my absolute favourites anyway

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12 January 2014 - 6.41pm

My top 3 are In My Life, Nowhere Man, and Norwegian Wood.

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13 February 2014 - 3.11pm

Hard to pick one, but if I had to it has to be Drive My Car. What a great opening tune! And I love Ringo's syncopated drum fills at the end of each verse and at the end of the guitar solo.

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13 February 2014 - 4.36pm

In my life.  2nd would be DMC or NW.

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13 February 2014 - 9.50pm

There is no way I could decide. That's harder than tonight's trig homework.

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15 March 2014 - 9.41pm

to me this album commences the beginning of The Beatles greatness, the albums before are worlds behind the albums following that to me are the Beatles. I think that Rubber Soul is the first sign of the lyrical genius that was yet to come (although albums such as help! Do contain great songs such as another girl, the night before and youve got to hide your love away) 

beautiful and one if the best albums to ever grace the earth. In my life and girl are two of my  all time favourites

Very Hard question but order of preference goEs something like this...

In My Life

Girl

Michelle

Nowhere Man

I'm Looking Through You

Wait

Run For Your Life

Drive My Car

If I Needed Someone

 Norwegian Wood

You Won't See Me

Think For Yourself
The Word

What Goes On

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16 March 2014 - 2.00am

Hey Jude said

I like all their instruments from the

 in Norwegian Wood to the sped-up piano in In My Life. Drive My Car is just normal, so I like that about it.

Can you tell me where you heard this was sped-up piano.  It sounds like it would be within George's (think it's George (Martin), but Paul could do it too) ability to play that himself at the right speed...and I can't hear it being sped up, but of course it's hard to hear it when they speed it or slow it exactly 1/2 step, like in Yellow Submarine.

On Topic:  Easily In My Life.  2nd would probably be Drive My Car...or Norwegian Wood...or...well you get the idea.

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16 March 2014 - 2.15am

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16 March 2014 - 2.30am

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16 March 2014 - 2.35am

Matt Busby said

Hey Jude said

I like all their instruments from the

 in Norwegian Wood to the sped-up piano in In My Life. Drive My Car is just normal, so I like that about it.

Can you tell me where you heard this was sped-up piano.  It sounds like it would be within George's (think it's George (Martin), but Paul could do it too) ability to play that himself at the right speed...and I can't hear it being sped up, but of course it's hard to hear it when they speed it or slow it exactly 1/2 step, like in Yellow Submarine.

The sped-up piano that Hey Jude refers to is the instrumental break that sounds like a harpsichord. It was overdubbed by GM on 22 October 1965. He first tried out a Hammond organ. It wasn't right. So he then tried a piano. He knew what he wanted, he wanted something that sounded baroque. He had no problem with playing it at the right tempo, but it didn't sound baroque. It sounded like a piano. So he recorded it at half-speed, and then play the tape back at double-speed. So you end up with something that sounds like a harpsichord without actually having a harpsichord to play it on.

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16 March 2014 - 3.12am

From one of Johns home tapes, the original rejected solo George M played for In My Life. The original tape is incomplete, any full length versions are fake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....vbS7IA7xx4

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16 March 2014 - 6.08am

I love Norwegian Wood and Girl. I also love Run For Your Life (ducks) despite the lyrical content. Not such a fan of Drive My Car and Nowhere Man. The whole album has wonderful harmonies.

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24 March 2014 - 1.54pm

Hmm… In My Life

Then probable Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man and Think For Yourself (so underrated! That fuzz bass thoa-hard-days-night-paul-11)

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