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Octopus's Garden
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12 February 2023
Sea Belt
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Shamrock Womlbs said

meanmistermustard said

Was listening to the isolated tracks of this and John’s guitar has a real relaxing oceany floating feel to part of it which really suits the theme of the song, the backing vocals are gorgeous, the bubble effects are so much fun to hear, and the watery effects on the vocals during the solo are so cool. For a song they could have turned out in 5 minutes they really pulled the stops in making this a fun song.

And the intro is sooo cool!



I think the intro/outro and solo guitar are all George.  John is doing the excellent yeoman’s work of guitar accompaniment.  What surprised me just now (listening to the isolated) is that it’s finger-picked.  I could have sworn it was plectral.

“…John Lennon’s finger-picked rhythm guitar on [track] four…”

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Now today I find, you have changed your mind

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Inside an Apple Orchard in a Letterbox
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Listening now, and the significance of the final lyric (“…no-one there to tell us what to do”) only just occurred to me – how it seemingly alludes to the argument with Paul that eventually led to the circumstances under which the song was originally written. (And possibly the “storm” was meant to represent recent stormy relations between the band, as well as literally?)

That the song finishes with its most bitter line really can transform it from a charming country-rock children’s song into something a bit darker and cynical…great great song and performance!

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 


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