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1 December 2014
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meanmistermustard
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My favourite Beatles track. Loved it upon first listen and would constantly rewinded to listen to it again never ever getting bored and still haven't. Subtle guitar and piano parts, incredible vocals, driving energy throughout, John's most threating delivery in any song ("that's a lie"), those handclaps. I adore this with every inch of me.

And the talking at the beginning of take 2 is both fantastic and hilarious.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

2 December 2014
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A great song. Whenever I hear it, I can picture John looking up at the house or watching the girl walk hand in hand with another man. John tells a vivid story that, despite what Dick James said about the song resolving itself, leaves one wanting to know what happens next.

I definitely see what mmm likes about this underrated song.a-hard-days-night-john-3

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To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

21 November 2015
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I love the 2nd take with all the silly mistakes. It's a fine dark, dramatic song on the album, but I find it reassuring that John had trouble keeping a straight face, he had a lot of fun at work. You can also hear Ringo figuring out the dynamics, Paul trying out harmonics, and George playing those ultra cool 9ths in exactly the right way for the latin feel. I find the rhythm of the song as fascinating as the subject, the bossa nova is a stroke of brilliance when compared to the initial demo, because it then allows Ringo to be dramatic in the verses and at some point they figured out how to do the middle eight where Ringo gets to beat the hell out of the drums so you have that emotional slide from white-hot to gently seething back at the verse. Like MMM says, the deadliness of "that's a lie" is because it directly contrasts with that cool bossa nova swing behind it. Perhaps the most telling part of the song is that it ends without resolution, just an infuriated NO REPLY! repeated and it ends like a despairing shrug.

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21 November 2015
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Taking everything we have from the recording sessions of the song they were certainly having fun in the studio. Interestingly at the start of take 1 John complained of having a sore throat and really wanted Paul to sing it with him.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

21 November 2015
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Heard it Today on Beatles ’65.  Been on a Canadian Beatles LP kick lately, and yes agree with the above comments, great song!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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