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3 May 2020
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William Shears Campbell said
I used to like "Free As  A Bird" more than this one, but as I listened to it more and matured my tastes, I realized that this was the superior Threetles song.  It's such a great sweet lyrical masterpiece by John.

  

I’m the same. Was no doubt influenced by ‘FAAB’ being the huge reunion return and getting swept away with it all, plus never really liking the ‘RL’ mix; it always felt a little more flimsy. That was thankfully fixed with the ‘1+’ remix and now this is far better. It may also help that it was a more complete demo. 
The lyrics for this are fantastic and was obviously something John liked considering he kept going back to it. 

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3 May 2020
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If I had to choose I side with John's demo. But the solo in the Beatles version is AMAZING. So much atmosphere and feeling in both. 

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I've always preferred this one. The melody just appeals to me more, and it's a very sweet, clear song.

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The delicate falsetto on the prechorus gets me everytime. Its such a tender moment, paid off with a simple chorus, “its real live, its reeeal”

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6 May 2020
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Unfortunately Jeff Lynne was very much the wrong choice of producer because he makes everything sound like ELO regardless of who it is. I know John said something complementary about ELO being what The Beatles would sound like if they were still going and I know the cassette isn't exactly the best recording, but the speeding up is inexplicable and makes John sound like a chipmunk. The arrangement is too syrupy as well. If there was ever a tune Giles could have a go at making more like his dad's work this is the one that would benefit the most given advances in technology since the 90's. 

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6 May 2020
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Old Soak said
Unfortunately Jeff Lynne was very much the wrong choice of producer because he makes everything sound like ELO regardless of who it is. I know John said something complementary about ELO being what The Beatles would sound like if they were still going and I know the cassette isn't exactly the best recording, but the speeding up is inexplicable and makes John sound like a chipmunk. The arrangement is too syrupy as well. If there was ever a tune Giles could have a go at making more like his dad's work this is the one that would benefit the most given advances in technology since the 90's. 

  

Yip. I've never been a fan of Jeff Lynne's as everything sounds exactly the same (and so much is so boring). 

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6 May 2020
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Love both songs."Free As A Bird " and "Real Love "
And i find in both of them solo guitar is just..celestial !!!!

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