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17 February 2016
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What a Long, Long, Long version.

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You can do it on Audacity with the Paulstretch tool.

It works very well with Pink Floyd songs.

Times I find it hard to say / With useless words getting in my waySuprised about this one.Sad about this one

30 January 2017
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Here's an interesting song by George. Recorded with very little fanfare, a seemingly basic tune that actually has a lot going on in it. The water bottle on the Leslie at the end, coupled with the "aaaahhh" vocal performance really gives this song a bit of mystique. 

It's funny, I started learning this song a few days ago, and I realized that George's guitar wasn't set up very well. With a capo on the 3rd fret (as the song was recorded) he gets this unusual buzzing on the lower strings. My guitar is set up too well to play this song accurately. Fun little Beatle facts.

Anyone else love this song?

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This is one of my favorite George songs. For me, this is a perfect example of Paul, George and Ringo doing what they did best, Ringo in particular shines on this one from my point of view.

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30 January 2017
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I ADORE this song; it's unbelievably beautiful. It has always touched my soul in that particular way that only George can do. heart

It's also fun to play, with the wowzamous volume dynamics. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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30 January 2017
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Silly Girl said
I ADORE this song; it's unbelievably beautiful. It has always touched my soul in that particular way that only George can do. heart

It's also fun to play, with the wowzamous volume dynamics. a-hard-days-night-george-9  

Played this one last night! My friend Ben played tablas and I played guitar. 

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"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

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31 January 2017
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Ry Cooder once said of 'Stand By Me ' that any good love song can also be a hymn. This beautiful piece by Our Sweet George fits perfectly into that category. Frustrated lover finally meets his love. A seeker of God finally finds his faith.

Funny note: He ends this just like 'Within You Without You ' (maybe to break the tension or lighten up?) kinda like saying , 'Wow, heavy. dude. Wooooo'

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31 January 2017
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Silly Girl said
I ADORE this song; it's unbelievably beautiful. It has always touched my soul in that particular way that only George can do. heart

May I also add, utterly haunting. The ending is especially spooky... love it! ahdn_ringo_09

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"Long, Long, Long " is a fantastic song that is an ode to George's song writing. Perfectly places, it acts as the cushion to take a breath on after Helter Skelter . At intervals in the song Ringo does some of his best drumming at a higher volume than the rest of the song in order to juxtapose the ambiance of the song. When we look at the lyrics, they are too basic to be that basic. George does a great job of producing so much meaning with few words sung beautifully. We are all just searching for something to love as much as God or whoever George was speaking to. The end of the song produces a panicking sensation (like the opening clocks in Time) by giving sort of a grand finale with many moving parts in a chaotic form. 

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"As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging, still my guitar gently weeps." -George Harrison

"Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you, forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you." -Bob Dylan

5 August 2017
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Anybody heard this? 

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5 August 2017
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Never have and probably never will, i like to hear The Beatles at their normal speed and Long Long Long is no exception, i don't want to hear it at a speed that would make The End last for 22 minutes.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

5 August 2017
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It makes surprisingly pleasant listening, I'll tell you that. 

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5 August 2017
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It sounds like a film score to a fantasy movie.

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

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"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

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4 October 2017
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This is my favourite Beatles song at the moment, I love it with all my heart.heart

(Warning: the following contains a lot of interpretationa-hard-days-night-george-10)

There are many different amazing things about the song: Ringo's drumming, the Hammond organ, the restless piano part,... but what stands out to me the most is George's vocal performance. The love he transports with his vocals is a really deep kind of love, however, it's not only love in my opinion, there are lots of different emotions intertwined. At the beginning, he really regrets having lost the love but he doesn't seem to be too sad: he more seems to be a bit confused and surprised that he hasn't found the love earlier. But the exceptional thing is, that all these negative emotions don't seem to have a negative effect at all. George doesn't even apologise or feels desperate about it, he simply recognises the fact that he has lived in a dream all the time and, all in all, the beginning is like an awakening to me. He seems enlighted, risen above the need to justify his actions and regret the past, so that he is in a position now, where missed opportunities of the past and all the other fears humans have can't do him no harm anymore.

I find it really beautiful, how George's voice stays calm and very distant from everything concerning material life first and then gradually gets more and more longing and full of love until in the middle eight all the passion breaks out of George leaving him with a sudden sweet sound of pure relief and gratitude in his voice when he falls back into his calm tone.

The love George sings about has so many faces: it is spiritual and trance-like at one moment and the next moment it is vulnerable and insecure just to fall back into a state of bliss, gratitude, and relief again. This song shows how complex and deep and ultimate Real Love is, I've never before and after heard a song which met my definition of Real Love better. 

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

4 October 2017
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*wipes away tear*

I'm glad you love this song as much as I do, and were able to do it justice. Yet another magnificent and well-deserved love-rant, my dear @Martha. heart

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I remember when I was younger,I really wasn't feeling this track,but now I'm older,I appreciate how great this song is. Has anyone ever experienced that with another Beatles track? And that ending.......wow! 

A beautiful track, and one of my 'go to's' on the White Album

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30 March 2018
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Father McKenzie said
I remember when I was younger,I really wasn't feeling this track,but now I'm older,I appreciate how great this song is. Has anyone ever experienced that with another Beatles track? And that ending.......wow! 

A beautiful track, and one of my 'go to's' on the White Album   

It’s underrated. The ending is rather creepy and dark too, which is interesting.

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31 March 2018
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I think so, although I've always loved this song, ever since I first heard it. heart

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Despite the White Album bring my first Beatles album (good memories) I came upon this track waaay too late. It’s beautiful and sad and has that gear ending. Perfect formula for a favourite song for me. 

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TheWalrusWasBrian said
Despite the White Album bring my first Beatles album (good memories) I came upon this track waaay too late. It’s beautiful and sad and has that gear ending. Perfect formula for a favourite song for me.   

I remember the first time I listened to the White Album . It was like a treasure trove. Hearing so many of these gems that don’t seem to get the same level of mainstream attention. It was really exciting to discover all of this stuff. 

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