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Across The Universe
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7 May 2018
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Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
And calls me on and on Across The Universe

Such a great lyric. 

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7 May 2018
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Timothy said
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
And calls me on and on Across The Universe

Such a great lyric.   

What was the source of this limitless undying love that John felt and wrote about? Or were they just words?

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Ahhh Girl said

What was the source of this limitless undying love that John felt and wrote about? Or were they just words?  

Just words, I guess. He did have images of broken light dancing before him like a million eyes as well. 

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7 May 2018
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Timothy said

Just words, I guess. He did have images of broken light dancing before him like a million eyes as well.   

I think Yoko may be the source

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On the way home from the train station this evening, it was absolutely freezing (8C - don't judge me I'm Australian) and there was also a freezing southerly wind (straight up from the Antarctic). It had begun to rain slightly, and by the time I got home, it was raining fairly heavily?

And did I mind?

No. Because this song had come on via shuffle - a song I like, but not love. And it put me in a sense of euphoria, I got pins and needles - everything seemed to make sense etc... an incredible experience!

Thanks John...

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The Hole Got Fixed said
On the way home from the train station this evening, it was absolutely freezing (8C - don't judge me I'm Australian) and there was also a freezing southerly wind (straight up from the Antarctic). It had begun to rain slightly, and by the time I got home, it was raining fairly heavily?

And did I mind?

No. Because this song had come on via shuffle - a song I like, but not love. And it put me in a sense of euphoria, I got pins and needles - everything seemed to make sense etc... an incredible experience!

Thanks John...

  

Awesome. I know what you mean. I appreciate the sky, sun, rain and wind a lot more mostly through John/Beatles lyrics. I’m not religious but this stuff makes me feel connected with nature. Oh My Love especially.

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I skipped across the road listening to Any Road, today. I regretted it once I stopped- forgot about the knee. However for those 10 seconds, it was glorious. 

 

ATU is a gorgeous song, it was my bitch of an ex-friend's favourite Beatles song.

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21 August 2019
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In another forum I was talking about the different versions of Across The Universe and listening to all of them, I have to admit, it's not that easy to differentiate between them because most of them are based on the same take.

 

I like the ethereal sound by Phil Spector on the album version, but to me, it is a bit too slow, you can hear it has been slowed down.

 

The WWF/Past Masters version is the one I am most used to. It is faster, but I think the tempo is quite right, it emphasises both the guitar and the vocals. I also love the bird sounds and the backing vocals, and yeah, that's how I know the song best.

 

Naked is cool, acceptably reduced, but again a bit too slow for the way I'm used to the song.

 

Anthology Take 2 has the beautiful sitar as an ornamentation, similar to Norwegian Wood . It's the best one, the most interesting one instrumental-wise but Lennons vocal take, which is different to take 7 of all the others, is suboptimal. He sounds like he's out of breath at times, and as if he hasn't figured out yet how to sing this thing.

 

The one on the 50th anniversary White Album whatever is good, but doesn't really stand out among the other three million versions.

 

Hums Wild came highly recommended, but to me, the weird guitar effects are as inappropriate for the song as it gets.

 

This means the Past Masters release is actually my favourite, but the very best would be the Anthology version with the vocals of take 7.

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The Spector version speed-corrected is really nice, the orchestration sounds a lot better as well.

There is also a remix by Glyn Johns (out there on bootleg) which strips out most of the female screeching (it's very low in the mix) leaving the basic track, that's probably the one that does it for me. The female vocals make the song worse in my opinion.

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22 August 2019
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Across The Universe is possibly the song officially available in the most different versions.   

That and Revolution

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Bongo said

GeorgeTSimpson said

Across The Universe is possibly the song officially available in the most different versions.   

That and Revolution

  

There are about 147 of 'A Taste Of Honey ' thanks to the versions released from the BBC sessions.

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Mmm is right that Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease are not great singers, and their performances are kinda shrill. But I like the idea of the boys beginning to open up their studio sessions beginning in 1966 with the YS session...

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