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10 October 2014
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Interesting. I've always read the same story that the Beatles weren't happy with the recording, left it in the vault and then later John donated it. Will have a look for that Beatles Monthly entry.

Always good to learn new things.

Edit: Found them in the March 1968 edition of 'The Beatles Monthly'.

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11 October 2014
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Lovely……..To read those pages again.

I've still got a complete set from 65 under the bed  somewhere……..I'll dig them out and have a night in with a glass of wine.

 

I remember being so jealous of these girls getting in on a recording……And also longing to hear this lost in the can recording…….Across The Universe ……It sounded far out which we thought was the direction we were going in until Lady M appeared when we about faced……..It's Only Rock and Roll but I like it.

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11 October 2014
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You'd have done a better job than those girls.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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Atlas said

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I worked this out before there was a youtube…….now…..!!

Here's the way.

 

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Having just gone through this I realize I don't play it well at all.

That guy's great! I've learned so much from him.

The thing that gets me about LM is the backing vocals. I remember really noticing them for the first time, and that's when I began to like the song a whole lot more.

The lyrics are pretty clever too, first the children running, then LM needs to fix her stockings because they have a run in them.

The piano is also great as with all Paul piano parts, and the way he sings it is perfect for the song. It's just a really good song. I think it goes everywhere it needs to!

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A new interview with Paul where he mentions his inspiration for Lady Madonna.

From the article:

Sir Paul McCartney has spoken of his inspiration for the Beatles’ hit Lady Madonna – a woman breastfeeding her child.

Sir Paul said he was inspired to write the song after seeing an image of a woman in National Geographic magazine in the 1960s.

National Geographic’s January 1965 issue published a photograph entitled Mountain Madonna, of a woman whose way of life was threatened, with one child at her breast and another laughing up at her.

“She looked very proud and she had a baby … And I saw that as a kind of Madonna thing, mother and child,” Sir Paul said.

“Sometimes you see pictures of mothers and you go ‘She’s a good mother’. You could just tell there’s a bond and it just affected me, that photo. So I was inspired to write Lady Madonna , my song, from that photo.”

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That proves how cool The Beatles are. They can get inspiration from a newspaper, a box of chocolates, past songs, and a picture of a breastfeeding mother. Wow. 

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I always liked this song. It is very similar to Hey Bulldog , with the piano and the piercing guitars.

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QuarryMan said
I always liked this song. It is very similar to Hey Bulldog , with the piano and the piercing guitars.  

Good point, I never noticed that. The main difference is that Hey Bulldog is biting and almost bitter-sounding, whereas this one is more positive and gently jocular.

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Good point, I never noticed that. The main difference is that Hey Bulldog is biting and almost bitter-sounding, whereas this one is more positive and gently jocular.  

Thats just Lennon vs McCartney, I suppose. It's a bit like Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane .

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Lady Madonna single – United Kingdom

Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 3, 6 February 1968
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Ken Scott, Geoff Emerick

Released: 15 March 1968 (UK), 18 March 1968 (US)

Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass, handclaps
John Lennon: backing vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
George Harrison: backing vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
Ringo Starr: drums, handclaps
Ronnie Scott, Bill Povey: tenor saxophones…

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I was reading Sylvia Massy's book "Recording Unhinged" and just saw this:

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Interesting. It sounds like a bass and a guitar to me, though.

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No guitar for my ears.

isolate the right channel, listen to the last note, or the last few notes. The note that rings out is 63 hertz - way below a guitar's range (the low E on a guitar is about 83 hertz).

Also it just sounds WAY too much like Paul's Rickenbacker... 

Obviously there's the fuzz guitar at 44 seconds but that's a different part...

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Yeah, well...listening to the whole track... i hear a bass line (guitar?, bass?.... guitar low E string is at 83 hz yup, but what if it's tunned at low C? ) doubled with what sounds like a palm muted guitar  to add a bit of high end crunch... mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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