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Here, There And Everywhere
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Yeah but the Beatles were natural musicians. I just have the ability to read a simple song and play it decently in a keyboard with two fingers. a-hard-days-night-john-2

 

Mhhh actually I can play with all my fingers a keyboard. Mhhh now I know what instrument I should get a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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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MeanMrsMustard said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I love it when "certain people" are Beatles fans! That way, you don't have to choose between the person and the Beatles. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Me too! I don't know how I could live if my husband wasent a beatles fan

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My mom loooooooves it.

When I was on a visit to Hamburg, I bought Revolver ,

and the only song my mom wanted to play from the record is 'Here, There And Everywhere '.

I GOT BORED TO LISTEN  TO HEAR THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER.

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Tim Riley has incredibly high praise for "Here, There, and Everywhere" in his book Tell Me Why . Lyrically, he says it is "written with the conciseness of a Rodgers and Hart classic" built around three words. Musically, it does a double-turn into key changes on the word "everywhere" (going from G into B-flat on "I want her everywhere," then coming back to G on "is to need her everywhere").

Riley calls the song "sophisticated" with "a seductive ease," saying it is "the most perfect song that Paul has yet offered" (at least to this point in The Beatles catalog).

When you consider each component of a song - the quality of the lyrics, the melody, the arrangement, the musical structure - is there a "more perfect" song in Paul's repertoire than "Here, There, and Everywhere"?

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It's a good 'un, no doubt about it!

Didn't George Martin proclaim this his favourite Beatles track?

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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Didn't John? He certainly give it lofty praise.

From here

Paul's song completely, I believe. And one of my favourite songs of The Beatles.

John Lennon

'All We Are Saying,' David Sheff

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John and I shared a room and we were taking off our heavy ski boots after a day's filming, ready to have a shower and get ready for the nice bit, the evening meal and the drinks. We were playing a cassette of our new recordings and my song Here, There And Everywhere was on. And I remember John saying, 'You know, I probably like that better than any of my songs on the tape.' Coming from John, that was high praise indeed.

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one of my favorites songs to play on the guitar, forgot to mention the interesting strumming technique used also. One of Pauls finest songs in my opinion, play and sing to a girl an youuurrr innn, my game secret game changer if things arent going well. lol

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meanmistermustard said
Didn't John? He certainly give it lofty praise.

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John and I shared a room and we were taking off our heavy ski boots after a day's filming, ready to have a shower and get ready for the nice bit, the evening meal and the drinks. We were playing a cassette of our new recordings and my song Here, There And Everywhere was on. And I remember John saying, 'You know, I probably like that better than any of my songs on the tape.' Coming from John, that was high praise indeed.

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Always one of my favourite Paul quotes where he seems to get it wrong. He has them listening to it while filming Help in Austria in March 1965. Now, if he's right, it makes you wonder why it was left off Help and Rubber Soul , and not released until Revolver Thinking of another thread, if I could ask Paul one question, it would be - Explain this quote to me? (Especially since he has told the same story numerous times and never been challenged about it.)

My own theory is that it did happen, but without the ski boots, and during the Germany, Japan, Philippines tour in 1966 that followed the finishing of the recording of Revolver .

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mja6758 said

meanmistermustard said
Didn't John? He certainly give it lofty praise.

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John and I shared a room and we were taking off our heavy ski boots after a day's filming, ready to have a shower and get ready for the nice bit, the evening meal and the drinks. We were playing a cassette of our new recordings and my song Here, There And Everywhere was on. And I remember John saying, 'You know, I probably like that better than any of my songs on the tape.' Coming from John, that was high praise indeed.

Paul McCartney 'Anthology'

Always one of my favourite Paul quotes where he seems to get it wrong. He has them listening to it while filming Help in Austria in March 1965. Now, if he's right, it makes you wonder why it was left off Help and Rubber Soul , and not released until Revolver Thinking of another thread, if I could ask Paul one question, it would be - Explain this quote to me? (Especially since he has told the same story numerous times and never been challenged about it.)

My own theory is that it did happen, but without the ski boots, and during the Germany, Japan, Philippines tour in 1966 that followed the finishing of the recording of Revolver .

It wouldn't be the only song to have missed out albums between when it was first written and when it was finally recorded and released.. Supposedly, or one story goes, that Paul wrote Yesterday in early '64 so if that is true then maybe it was the same with HT&E. What Goes On was around in '63 but eventually appeared some 2 years later. I Call Your Name had been about for years before The Beatles recorded it, same goes for When I'm 64.

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And of course, One After 909

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And I'll Follow The Sun .

What makes Here, There And Everywhere  stand out for me is the way Paul describes it, "We were listening to a cassette of our new recordings..." To me, it doesn't sound like a demo, but the Revolver  recordings, he's describing. We also have the anomaly that, if Paul is right, and it was a demo tape they were listening to it, John highly praises it, and then on Rubber Soul  they dig up Wait  because they don't have anything else.

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John did tape some of his demo's on the same tape as Paul's (we know this as he taped over part of Paul's We Can Work It Out demo with a load of his stuff, and a rough mix of If I Needed Someone too i think) so it is possible it was a demo tape of odds and sorts they were listening back to and HT&E stood out to John.

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***Edit I believe Paul was inspired to write this after listening to Pet Sounds which would put the composition between late 65 early 66. The Beach Boys influence is obvious, but its possible that he got the years mixed up. Or maybe it really was the Help ! recordings and he just messed and forgot this was on Revolver . It was their heavy pot period. I think he was so happy to get praise from John the other details might of been messed up. 

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Since Paul needed his love to be with him Here, There And Everywhere (at all times of the day and night),

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I just noticed Joe's page for this song was in the Top Ten Club (at the bottom of the page, I bet you all never even look at it), which gave me warm fuzzy feelings because this one is in my personal Top Ten Club of Beatlesongs, and I saw a comment I'd made on the song under my previous moniker 'BeatleBug': 

It is, of course, impossible to pick a favourite Beatles’ song, but I have to say, this one’s in my top five. The beautiful, swooping melody; the ethereal, floating half-falsetto vocal; the sensitive, poetic lyric… not to mention the shimmering backing vocals, groovy key shifts, and George’s wonderfully twangy, laid-back strumming. And the “suspended” vocal is actually quite tricky to nail perfectly (I’ve tried, many times); he makes it sound effortless. PERFECTION!!!!!
When one listens to this song, everything in the whole world is right, if only for two minutes and twenty seconds. Who needs LSD?

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I just noticed Joe's page for this song was in the Top Ten Club (at the bottom of the page, I bet you all never even look at it), which gave me warm fuzzy feelings because this one is in my personal Top Ten Club of Beatlesongs, and I saw a comment I'd made on the song under my previous moniker 'BeatleBug': 

It is, of course, impossible to pick a favourite Beatles’ song, but I have to say, this one’s in my top five. The beautiful, swooping melody; the ethereal, floating half-falsetto vocal; the sensitive, poetic lyric… not to mention the shimmering backing vocals, groovy key shifts, and George’s wonderfully twangy, laid-back strumming. And the “suspended” vocal is actually quite tricky to nail perfectly (I’ve tried, many times); he makes it sound effortless. PERFECTION!!!!!
When one listens to this song, everything in the whole world is right, if only for two minutes and twenty seconds. Who needs LSD?

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Depends on who you are. For me it's really not. 

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The other night I was blissing out to this song on headphones, and then after the final 'love never dies' with the fab counter-melody-harmony-thingy, I noticed what sounded like someone snapping their fingers to the beat. I thought it could be a metronome, but when I looked at Joe's page on my way here, I saw 'finger clicks' as part of the who-played-what bit (I haven't woken up all the way so I can't think of the proper name, sorry). 

I'd not heard that before though... I wonder why they Wilburied it in the mix? 

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I admit that I haven't heard this song nearly as much as many of Paul's others, and that it's better than most people ever write (melodic-wise). But lyrically and compared to the other songs they've done, it doesn't strike me as one of Paul's best. What do some of you see in this compared to the big singles? I'm also sure John would've said that for a reason.... Why did they admire this song? 

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It's probably been said above that John liked the song so much that he used part of HTAE's chord-sequence for Sexy Sadie 's 'We gave her everything we owned......' section. Paul claims Jazz players like it's structure though that seems inflated as Jazz players can find or make something from most songs.

Somewhere I read Paul was reaching for "God only Knows'......

My iPod was on random the other day and up popped a version I didn't know I had........Hank Marvin's........It sounded good.

I can't explain if HTAE is good or it isn't......Or if it's better or worse than 'My Old Man's a Dustman'

Do you think it's good? Do you like it more or less than Hey Jude ?

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What the right order is and why?......God only knows.

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I can't explain if HTAE is good or it isn't......Or if it's better or worse than 'My Old Man's a Dustman'

Do you think it's good? Do you like it more or less than Hey Jude ?

The Beatles' universe is for each of us to find an order to.........

What the right order is and why?......God only knows.

Well that's the same for most songs. Does Hey Jude suffer by comparison? No, it's a different song. HTAE is a very-tightly constructed chord structure, it's very "correct" and Western. But I personally find it suffocating, although beautiful. It sounds wound-up to me, despite the airy singing, the middle-eight is clever by sounding "sad" to the verses "glad", but it also sounds ploddy.

It's not a fault of Paul's, its an issue of taste I have with much Western music, that it doesn't breathe enough, like a lot of rock/pop does. In some contexts that's ok, like a medieval chant or a piano fugue. In a pop song it can sound cold and deliberate, and there's something of that problem here. It recalls that desire of Paul's to write standards like the old Tin Pan Alley guys, and this song is full of those old ballad tricks even down to the lyrics. It's one of those songs where I can't forget I'm a musician with a knowledge of music history, because the song is yelling its credentials all the time.

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