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I Want You (She's So Heavy)
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31 January 2018
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  1. I = 1
  2. Want = 2
  3. You = 3
  4. So = 4
  5. Bad = 5
  6. It’s = 6
  7. Driving = 7 
  8. Me = 8
  9. Mad = 9
  10. She’s = 10
  11. Heavy = 11
  12. Know = 12
  13. Babe = 13
  14. Yeah = 14

I think that’s all the different words.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Haha yeah,I think John pretty much said what he wanted to say with those words MMM. I love this song, and even though it’s not got much going on lyrically, it’s still a great song. I especially love the guitar solo paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Love this song a lot. High potential for improvisation when playing it. The lyrics are concise and perfect so there’s a lot of time to focus on the instrumental. That’s what The Beatles did. 

Similarly, I wish Paul would throw C-Moon back in his touring set, as he and the band could play some tasty jams on top of that one. I bet I Want You would be a smoker as well. Perhaps make this song the John trubute instead of BFTBOMK

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The “Trident Recording and Reduction Mix” off on the new remasters is fantastic. Slightly different groove to it, and Billy Preston steals the show. Really, the one mistake that the Beatles made was not extending all of Billy’s solos at least 5 minutes. This is exactly the unreleased material that I am looking for.

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If anybody’s still on this forum, is there anything known about why Lennon’s vocal clips very audibly when he does that colossal yell on this song?  The distortion sounds quite nasty to my ears, and I’m surprised they left it on there.  It’s not valve distortion or tape distortion, which can enhance a recording, it’s hard clipping, which isn’t normally used as an effect.  I gather they had transistorized recording gear for the first time when they recorded the album, so that may explain how it happened technically (transistor circuits do clip like that when they’re overloaded), but I just don’t see why they accepted the result, particularly George Martin who was quite a stickler for good recording quality and must have winced when he heard it. My own theory is that they were pleased with the take artistically and Lennon didn’t think he could sing it again so well. And Lennon enjoyed displaying unusual preferences and being avant-garde, and was sometimes very stubborn.   But there seems to be nothing about it on the Web.

For years I thought it must be my vinyl copy of the album, maybe a bit of damage to the groove at that point from playing it on a cheap deck, but I found it was on all editions of the CD as well, even the most recent ones I think.  As it’s not that hard to remove the clipping with modern software, I’m surprised they haven’t bothered to do that.  Is it just me or do other people agree that it’s an undesirable flaw?

EDIT:  I see they’ve actually corrected the flaw in recent remastered releases such as the Super Deluxe Edition.  So if you can’t hear it, that’s probably why.

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It’s one of my favourites because it’s pure emotion and lets the Beatles jam the mood out over an extended period of time. The simplicity is the greatest asset.

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One of my favourites too.  I agreed with his defense of it:

“In fact, a reviewer wrote of “She’s So Heavy,” he seems to have lost his talent for lyrics, it’s so simple and boring. But when it gets down to it, when you’re drowning, you don’t say, “I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,” you just scream. And in “She’s So Heavy,” I just sang, “I want you, I want you so bad, she’s so heavy, I want you,” like that. I started simplifying my lyrics then, on the double album.”

All the more reason why it used to annoy me that they’d left in that clipping problem that made it sound like somebody had farted into the microphone at the peak of the song.

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