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12 February 2015
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chrisredditch
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The Beatles were masters of the middle 8 or a good bridging section but which songs could be split down into 2 or 3 completely different pieces of music?

3 come to my mind:

A Day In The Life which was 2 separate songs from the outset.

Happiness Is A Warm Gun . 3 separate phrases in this one.

You Never Give Me Your Money . Loads of different tunes in this one.

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12 February 2015
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'Baby, You're A Rich Man' was two different lyrics placed together if that counts

'I've Got A Feeling ' where we even have John's demo of his section

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Not entirely sure what it is we're looking for here to be honest so apologies for my incompetence in advance.

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12 February 2015
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There aren't too many, I don't think. Especially not from the earlier years, when they were cranking out 90- to 120-second tight pop songs.

Two that come to mind for me, as far as somewhat dramatic shifts in tempo and/or chord changes, are "Good Morning, Good Morning" and "She Said She Said ." And I would say maybe "The Inner Light " as well -- the intro groove has a very different feel than what you get in the verses.

What's interesting to me is that Paul went on into his solo career and made pretty good use of this "mini rock-opera" format, both with "Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey " and "Band On The Run ." Each of those two songs has at least three distinct movements.

Not a bit like Cagney.

12 February 2015
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PeterWeatherby said
There aren't too many, I don't think. Especially not from the earlier years, when they were cranking out 90- to 120-second tight pop songs.

Two that come to mind for me, as far as somewhat dramatic shifts in tempo and/or chord changes, are "Good Morning, Good Morning" and "She Said She Said ." And I would say maybe "The Inner Light " as well -- the intro groove has a very different feel than what you get in the verses.

What's interesting to me is that Paul went on into his solo career and made pretty good use of this "mini rock-opera" format, both with "Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey " and "Band On The Run ." Each of those two songs has at least three distinct movements.

Good point about the Paul tracks. Also Live And Let Die could be included as having 3 parts to it.

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13 February 2015
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"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" both deserve mention.

The first one is just another one of those two-alternating-sections (one in 3/4 and one in 4/4, just like "LSD" or "Bungalow Bill"), but it's notable because it consciously designates each of the two sections with its own (semi-)title.

And the latter is completely unique within the Beatles catalogue - five completely different variations on a basic melody, in settings that grow progressively wackier. 

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