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AbbeyRoadRage
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19 February 2014 - 4.28am

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but I love the vocalizations John does about 1:17 into his demo of "If I Fell."  It reminds me a lot of the ones he does after the line, "Living for today" in "Imagine."

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meanmistermustard

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20 February 2014 - 5.30pm

Ringo's little drum play before the vocals come in on some of the BBC recordings of You Really Got A Hold On Me.

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

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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21 February 2014 - 8.22pm

Kudos to meanmistermustard for two excellent youtube finds.  I''ve really got to stop listening to all my stuff on disk and surf youtube more often.

John sure sounded hesitant in that early rehearsal.  So hesitant I thought it was Paul, ha. I listened to the 1964 Hollywood bowl version, trying to find a 'live' performance similar to the rehearsal.  The difference, of course was amazing.

I totally agree that he stole that little vocal run (which was kindof out of place in If I Fell), and I would swear it's the same melody and a very close if not the same key, note for note, from the one in Imagine.

And to bring this somewhat back on topic, at the 1:15 mark in the 1964 Hollywood Bowl show (If I Fell), for some reason Paul drops out of the harmony for a line ("would you to love you").  Just another Beatles' quirk, or maybe write it off to a huge audience screaming at them, but they were right on point the rest of the song. 

Half of what I say is meaningless...

I feel good in a special way, I'm in love and it's a sunny day

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22 February 2014 - 6.41pm

YouKnowMyName said
^ That's a good point about Paul's rhyming. It really is something fascinating.

Another example starts at the 0.47 mark in Mean Mister Mustard. He rhymes "been" with the short e or maybe schwa sound, with the long e in "obscene" - in this case he mostly modifies "obscene" to "obsehn".

 

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22 February 2014 - 6.44pm

MattBusby said

YouKnowMyName said
^ That's a good point about Paul's rhyming. It really is something fascinating.

Another example starts at the 0.47 mark in Mean Mister Mustard. He rhymes "been" with the short e or maybe schwa sound, with the long e in "obscene" - in this case he mostly modifies "obscene" to "obsehn".

 

But John wrote Mean Mr Mustard

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22 February 2014 - 7.59pm

The part in On My Way To Work, where there's the weird steam sound, always grabs me. Especially the transition from the regular song into that section

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22 February 2014 - 8.51pm

AbbeyRoadRage said
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but I love the vocalizations John does about 1:17 into his demo of "If I Fell."  It reminds me a lot of the ones he does after the line, "Living for today" in "Imagine."

Here's that demo:

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This is marvelous. I simply cannot stop listening to it.

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24 February 2014 - 5.19am

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

MattBusby said

YouKnowMyName said
^ That's a good point about Paul's rhyming. It really is something fascinating.

Another example starts at the 0.47 mark in Mean Mister Mustard. He rhymes "been" with the short e or maybe schwa sound, with the long e in "obscene" - in this case he mostly modifies "obscene" to "obsehn".

 

But John wrote Mean Mr Mustard

Good point lol.  So John could do it too!

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28 March 2014 - 5.38am

Johns vocals in Rock And Roll Music

The scale behind Johns guitar in Day Tripper

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28 March 2014 - 8.50pm

If we can include the solo stuff, the tiny guitar riff at 3:21 - gives me gooseflesh every time I hear it.

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Mr. Kite
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29 March 2014 - 12.29am

If we're including solo stuff the part in Live And Let Die right after Paul says the title for the first time... Especially in one live video, there's an explosion, it's amazing! Ill link the vid later if I remember.

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29 March 2014 - 2.52am

Paul's "Yeah!!" at the end of "Twist And Shout". Not really for a musical reason, I mostly just love the way that album is bookended with extraneous extramusical stuff...from the "One two three FAW!" to "Yeahh!", and there we have the debut of the finest rock 'n roll band (and ROCK) band any of us will ever hear, even the young kids.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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29 March 2014 - 3.40am

The little instrumental groove right at the end of "You Never Give Me Your Money" before the beginning of "Sun King"

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29 March 2014 - 1.11pm

Near wetsroosas, the repeated "1234567 All good children go to heaven..." line at the end of You Never Give Me Your Money gets me.

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MrMoonlight
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4 April 2014 - 9.27pm

The rolling "r"s of "bright" in It's Only Love. Gets me every time.

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4 April 2014 - 10.58pm

The one that grabbed me today (from memory...I wasn't listening to it at the moment) was when John sings at the end "Help me! Help me!"

I started thinking about John asking someone to help him learn how to help himself.

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5 April 2014 - 1.18am

The ending of "Get Back" where John says: "I would like to thank you on behalf of our group and I hope we pass the audition" or something like that

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5 April 2014 - 1.42am

That really high "In MYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Life" at the end of In My Life gets me.

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5 April 2014 - 11.09am

In No Reply right after "i saw you walk in your door" there is a little guitar bit which is awesome (around the 45 second mark).

How the descending guitar comes in before the choruses in You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

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

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6 April 2014 - 12.39am

MrMoonlight said
The rolling "r"s of "bright" in It's Only Love. Gets me every time.

Yes I wait for that part every time haha. Accidentally did it myself a few weeks ago when the sun was in my eyes but no one noticed (or offered me sunglasses a-hard-days-night-john-7)

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