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Some love for The Long And Winding Road?
22 May 2017
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Does anybody on the forum like TLAWR? Most people seem to hate it. I'm somewhere in between: I can see why people hate it, but I like its Christmas song/ Frank Sinatra vibe. The production is obviously the catalyst for hatred. It also reminds me of You Still Believe In Me by the Beach Boys which is a track I love.

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22 May 2017
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It's a nice song, I like it, although I wouldn't compare it to Christmas songs, those songs suck and are overplayed 2 months of the year.

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22 May 2017
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I love playing and singing it on piano. I think it is a great song, but the naked version is better. 

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22 May 2017
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I love, love, LOVE this song! I've heard a few of the different versions of it and I just can't pick which one is THE top one. Paul's vocals are just perfect, wonderful, ahh! I just can't stop at one word to describe him. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

22 May 2017
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I love this song! I can see how some people might think the song is boring, but I find it nice to listen to. I agree that it is better without the orchestra, since that is how it was meant to be.

I also love the "cha cha" version from the Let it Be movie. (Will find and post a video later when I get home.)

*Edit: Sadly I cannot find a video on YouTube of that version. If you've seen the LiB movie you might know what I'm talking about. If I come across it, I will post it up here.

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22 May 2017
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It's a nice song overproduced but has good moments.

I do adore the naked 'Anthology' take whilst the 'Naked' naked version is lame with a horrendously naff solo by Billy.

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22 May 2017
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I was thinking about this song recently - it's maybe my least favorite - and musing that I'd like it maybe 40% more if it had Beatles harmonies in the arrangement. As it is, it's never really felt like a Beatle song; and the fact that it was their final single (not in the UK) makes it extra depressing for me.

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22 May 2017
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Put me in the "love this song" club.  When Paul combines his voice, melody, and framework with this particular sentiment - yearning - I find the results can be devastatingly beautiful, with strings or without.  I think he hit the same sweet spot with I Will .

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22 May 2017
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I reckon some might disagree with me on this - but I think Spector made the song absolutely brilliant and a wonderful piece of emotion fuel by adding the orchestra and so called 'mystery guitarists'. Even if The Beatles (specifically Paul) was annoyed about what they had done to the song, I very much like it! 

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22 May 2017
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Actually, Paul has grown to like it over the years and has even used it when playing live.

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22 May 2017
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@Dark Overlord, it has been brought up on this site before that Paul uses orchestras when he play TLAWR live despite disliking the addition of the orchestra in the recording. The spectulation is that he does that because that is how the official version of the song is and it is how most know the song.

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22 May 2017
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It's weird he did that, you'd think that if he didn't like the orchestras, he'd just play it the way he wants people to hear it, I know that there's several songs he plays live that he alters or has altered in the past, such as how he uses an accordion when he played Michelle live at The White House or how on Give My Regards To Broad Street , there are trumpets in Here, There, And Everywhere.

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22 May 2017
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@Dark Overlord said
It's weird he did that, you'd think that if he didn't like the orchestras, he'd just play it the way he wants people to hear it, I know that there's several songs he plays live that he alters or has altered in the past, such as how he uses an accordion when he played Michelle live at The White House or how on Give My Regards To Broad Street , there are trumpets in Here, There, And Everywhere.  

But TLAWR is more popular than Michelle , and on GMRTBS a lot of instrumentation is changed, because they are rerecordings. TLAWR has a bloody saxophone in it for crying out loud.

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22 May 2017
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A perfectly wistful song. Never had a problem with any of the arrangements.

If you didn't know all the drama and sub-plots surrounding this album and you just heard it for the first time you would think of it as a perfectly excellent album.

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23 May 2017
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
A perfectly wistful song. Never had a problem with any of the arrangements.

If you didn't know all the drama and sub-plots surrounding this album and you just heard it for the first time you would think of it as a perfectly excellent album.  

I first heard it on 'Love Songs' and thought it was overproduced; I would have been about 8 at the time. This and 'She's Leaving Home ' were the two weakest tracks on the album at the time.

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23 May 2017
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What year did you first hear this song, Love Songs came out in 1977 but you were born in the early 1980's, so it wasn't when the album first came out yet if you didn't hear the album until you were 8, that must mean your parents didn't buy it until the late 1980's.

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23 May 2017
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Dark Overlord said
What year did you first hear this song, Love Songs came out in 1977 but you were born in the early 1980's, so it wasn't when the album first came out yet if you didn't hear the album until you were 8, that must mean your parents didn't buy it until the late 1980's.  

Or my parents bought it earlier and I discovered it in their collection when I was 8. Tho coming to think of it we played the cassette when in the car so I'd have heard from very young, well before aged 8.

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26 May 2017
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This is actually one of my favourite songs. Both by the Beatles and just in general. I'm not fond the overproduced version and I never listen to it, though I suppose it's not as bad as some of the others because having an orchestra almost fits this song; I just wish it were done less extravagantly.

27 May 2017
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I quite like The Long And Winding Road . It's never been a favourite, but it did stick out to me a little when I listened to the 1967-1970 compilation for the first time. I give it listen every once and awhile.

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@Into the Sky with Diamonds said
If you didn't know all the drama and sub-plots surrounding this album and you just heard it for the first time you would think of it as a perfectly excellent album.  

I knew all the drama and sub-plots surrounding this album, and I still think of it as a perfectly excellent album.

Not a fan of this song though, so I will show myself out...

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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