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29 May 2019
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I love how the melody on Dear Prudence goes from sounding all exotic and mysterious with the drone to being soaring and uplifting towards the end. Particularly that lead guitar line that starts up in the final third. 

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Matt Busby said
I really like Dear Prudence .  I think a lot of the non-single White Album songs can get glossed over easily.  To me those are the gems on the album - Martha My Dear , Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my Monkey, Sexy Sadie , and last but not least, I'm So Tired (a personal favorite of mine, and a probably future karaoke number a-hard-days-night-george-10.

The one thing I think Dear Prudence could do without is the repeat of John talking in the background about Mia's sister "going insane."  I think one time would have been enough.

  

Here's a post from 5 years ago and it's like he read my mind.

All those songs he mentioned are favorites of mine, I'll add Long, Long, Long .

The first time I heard Dear Prudence I was blown away, so this is the new Beatles, WOW!

But this Mia Farrow sister thing is waaaay overblown, for example Good Morning Good Morning  wasn't about corn flakes.

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Good old Matt Busby, much missed a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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So last night I decided to make a little experiment and I decided to recreate my personal "single disc White Album " on my computer but with the 2018 Mixes of the White Album instead, that I hadn't really listened to before, and listen to it the whole way through without stopping, in total darkness.

Shoutout to my 4:20 guys as wella-hard-days-night-john-6

And oh man, how astonished I was when Dear Prudence came on. The others were great also, Yer Blues was considerably better as well, but the Dear Prudence remix is a brave new world. I love how they edited the guitars on the right channel to be in both channels reverbering and bouncing the whole song. It creates a whole new psychedelic and mind-bending experience. Dear Prudence was and is probably my absolute favourite Beatles song (definitely top 5) and I'm pleased to say this version is only an improvement. I didn't know I wanted it changed but now when I listen to the original version the first 20 second sound kind of awkward because of that weird headphone change up around second 0:17. Now the song is fixed and perfect againa-hard-days-night-john-1Compare.

 

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^^^ I know, right? I was kind of amazed to hear the 2018 mix; I really wasn't expecting it. I love how full it sounds, especially the guitar that bookends it. It just kind of surrounds you, almost. Like sitting in an open field in the heat and the light of a warm sunny day, which is what this song reminds me of.a-hard-days-night-george-9heart

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melaniehiscock said
I heard Dear Prudence for the first time not long ago on one of those All Beatles internet radio stations and I liked it. I'm surprised it's not more well known.

  

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Not nice, Bongo. It really is her name.

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Who's to say Bongo knew that? I didn't. Especially with the way the username is punctuated (or not punctuated, rather). It's unfortunate either way mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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Yeah, haven't you heard of Alfred Hiscock?

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Beatlebug said
Who's to say Bongo knew that? I didn't. Especially with the way the username is punctuated (or not punctuated, rather). It's unfortunate either way mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

TBH, it's because I questioned it when she joined so I looked her up and PM'd her when she joined (she is a beautiful person, like Dear Prudence ). I didn't call out her name on the forum. But, again, that was my snooping nature in play. I guess I expect more people to be nosy like me.*

No, I'm not nosy. I don't snoop. I'm just very thorough. ahdn_john_08_gif Anyone recall Joe's birthday video???

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Is that the lass who was in Grangehill? I was delighted when she joined up, sadly it was for the briefest of times.

According to her profile she was last on in February 2020 so maybe one day she will say hello again.

 

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A work of art and the best Beatles opener, in my opinion.

I'm listening through the entire White Album now and Dear Prudence is currently playing. It' rainy outside and for some reason it makes the song feel better to me, perhaps because of the gentle optimism it has. I associate water and wind with life. 

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Is that the lass who was in Grangehill? I was delighted when she joined up, sadly it was for the briefest of times.

According to her profile she was last on in February 2020 so maybe one day she will say hello again.

 

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Yes, that's her. We PM'd a few times. I hope she visits with us again one day.

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Timothy said
A work of art and the best Beatles opener, in my opinion.  

I agree about the art bit, but "Dear Prudence " doesn't really open the album. Unless, you're counting it and "Back In The USSR " together as the opener, as they're linked? a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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WeepingAtlasCedars said

Timothy said

A work of art and the best Beatles opener, in my opinion.  

I agree about the art bit, but "Dear Prudence " doesn't really open the album. Unless, you're counting it and "Back In The USSR " together as the opener, as they're linked? a-hard-days-night-paul-10

  

I'm referring to that, and I see it like that. The segue makes them one and thus an opener. 

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