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Best harmonies / backing vocals
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sgtpepperbowman
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20 February 2010 - 6.48pm

"If I Needed Someone" has some good harmonies

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Alissa
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15 May 2010 - 6.03pm

Thought I'd bring a little life back to this thread with a new wonderful harmony.

I've finally made my way to "Yes It Is" in the anthologies, and I find the harmonies abso-bloody-lutely fantastic! It's breathtakingly beautiful, especially "please don't wear red tonight, this is what I said tonight..."  Hearing Paul and John's vocals mesh backe with George's is just... sensational! 

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Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!

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GniknuS
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15 May 2010 - 6.30pm

Can we just say Rubber Soul? I know If I Needed Someone is a George song, but man Lennon and McCartney make that song! I've also always liked that little Rocky Racoon harmony near the end. My favorite is probably the bow shoobie do wop of Revolution 1. Octopus's Garden also has beautiful harmonies in ita-hard-days-night-ringo-10

I love The Word as well, especially Paul because he sounds like he's so out of control, or maybe he's just so happy to have discovered that the word truly is love!

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine

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15 May 2010 - 10.43pm

How about "If I Fell"?

 

Pretty awesome harmonies - all the others listed are also great!

"She looks more like him than I do."

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mithveaen
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16 May 2010 - 12.25am

I agree with all your choices... If I Fell is a favorite of mine.

 

What about Please Mr. Postman? You believe John's begging to the postman and my favorite part... when John sings, a-hard-days-night-john-1and the boys clap, a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-ringo-7and then they go back to play... and the improvisation at the end... I get the goosebumps.. I love it.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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mithveaen
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16 May 2010 - 12.26am

What about That Boy???

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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Sunii
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16 May 2010 - 2.44am

mithveaen said:

I agree with all your choices... If I Fell is a favorite of mine.

 

What about Please Mr. Postman? You believe John's begging to the postman and my favorite part... when John sings, a-hard-days-night-john-1and the boys clap, a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-ringo-7and then they go back to play... and the improvisation at the end... I get the goosebumps.. I love it.


 

That song was absolutley fab! It gives me goosebumps, too.a-hard-days-night-george-2

 

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MrBig
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16 May 2010 - 2.54am

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

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c64wood
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16 May 2010 - 5.08am

"You've Really Got A Hold On Me" and "In My Life" are stand outs.

Actually I would prefer using the option "all of the above".

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MeanMrsMustard
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16 July 2010 - 12.20am

I had a really long one earlier, but then "Safari unexpectedly quit."
Here are the best ones from my list:

"You tell me that you've heard every sound there is, and your bird can swing."

"When... when I was young... I never needed help in any way."

"You're Going to Lose That Girl." "Yes, yes, you're gonna lose that girl." 

"We said our good-byes. Ah, the night before." That's Polythene Dan's favorite. Let's just do everything from Help

"Nowhere Man." Whole song, especially the beginning. A cappella rules!

"You Won't See Me." "Ooh la la la" and "No, I wouldn't, no, I wouldn't." 

"She... We gave her most of our lives... is leaving... sacrificed most of our lives.... home. We gave her everything money could buy. She's leaving home after living along Bye, bye. for so many years."

For the sake of time, let's go with every call-and-response song they did. 

End of "I Want To Tell You." "I've got time." 

Fluffed lines in "Please Please Me" and "I'll Get You." 

"Paperback Writer." A cappella, "Frère Jacques," and the end. 

"Because." Do I even have to explain? 

Un-faves:

"Mr. Moonlight." Don't give me that look. You know what I'm talking about.

"Anna(Go to Him)." See above. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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MrBig
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16 July 2010 - 12.23am

I've always like She Said She Said's harmonies.

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MeanMrsMustard
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16 July 2010 - 2.25am

Yeah. The non-"Tomorrow Never Knows" Revolver John songs have pretty cool harmonies, like "Dr. Robert" ("Well, well, well, you're feeling fine.")

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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c64wood
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16 July 2010 - 4.31am

one of the tightest and best (to me) is "I Saw Her Standing There".  Johns part is so hard to sing

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A Fiendish Thingy
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16 July 2010 - 4.59am

I agree with pretty much all of those... my friends and I tried to sing "Nowhere Man" a capella (we get bored) and it was an absolute disaster.

Same thing with "She's Leaving Home"a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

I like the harmonies on "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" as well! "This Boy" and "Yes It Is" are the definite staples, though. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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GniknuS
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16 July 2010 - 8.12am

A Fiendish Thingy said:

I agree with pretty much all of those… my friends and I tried to sing "Nowhere Man" a capella (we get bored) and it was an absolute disaster.


Nowhere Man

's harmonies are so beautiful, with the ah la-la-la's.
 

My favorite right now would be Here, There, and Everywhere because they just sound like a doo-wop group, and near the end with those finger snaps, they just sound so smooth.

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16 July 2010 - 2.39pm

Help: I like how the chorus anticipate the lyrics in the verses.

 

Girl: a very serious matter with a juvenile joke "tit, tit, tit ,tit..."

 

Because: quite obvious.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
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MeanMrsMustard
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16 July 2010 - 8.26pm

A Fiendish Thingy said:

I agree with pretty much all of those... my friends and I tried to sing "Nowhere Man" a capella (we get bored) and it was an absolute disaster.


I could join you! What part do you want me to sing: John, Paul, or George? I know all three. If you're parts-deaf like my dad, Paul is high, George is low, and John is the melody. But I'll expect you knew that already. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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A Fiendish Thingy
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16 July 2010 - 9.06pm

I always sing the lowest part, 'cause I have a low, man-ish singing voice a-hard-days-night-ringo-12 so I'm usually George. My friend's mom, who's a vocal coach, says I have the same vocal range as Julie London and Audrey Hepburn, everyone laughs at me when I sing, 'cause I have a really girly speaking voice.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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MeanMrsMustard
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16 July 2010 - 9.12pm

Ahahahaha, I'm like that. Minus the girly speaking voice. I usually take John's part. What's your range? I have a pretty wide range (D below middle C to A below high C. I can go higher, but it sounds like crap. If you don't have absolute pitch like me, get thyself to a piano.), so I can sing most parts comfortably.  

New awesome harmony alert! 

"The Word:" High part: "Give the word a chance to say. Spread the word, it's just the way. It's the word I'm thinking of. And the only word is love."  

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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MrBig
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16 July 2010 - 9.14pm

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Ahahahaha, I'm like that. Minus the girly speaking voice. I usually take John's part. What's your range? I have a pretty wide range (D below middle C to A below high C. I can go higher, but it sounds like crap. If you don't have absolute pitch like me, get thyself to a piano.), so I can sing most parts comfortably.  

New awesome harmony alert! 

"The Word:" High part: "Give the word a chance to say. Spread the word, it's just the way. It's the word I'm thinking of. And the only word is love."  


I have about 3 vocal ranges. I'm serious.

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