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12 March 2022
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That little bit in Sgt Pepper (reprise) where they go “Sgt Pepper ’s one and only lonely hearts club band”. 

  

That’s one that got me as a young kid listening to my father’s cassettes and has lasted for almost 30 years. Same with John’s echoing in ‘Yellow Submarine ‘, especially “in our yellow”. I adore both. The fragment is at 2:05 in the below video. I need to add that Ringo’s vocal in ‘YS’ is magnificent, fits perfectly as it’s not perfect in itself but is for the song.

 

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The magnificent intro to Sun King and the harmony vocals on Tell Me Why where they sing ‘Is there anything I can do’.  

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The “bom bom bom” around 1:28 in The Night Before

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I adore Linda’s harmonies on Bip Bop.

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John’s voice in Strawberry Fields Forever when he sings “but it all works out”

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The last “She’s so” in IWYSSH , that never gets a “heavy”.

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YNGMYM

Paul’s soulful yell expresses how it feels to step on the gas and wipe that tear away…

One sweet dream came true today
Came true today
Came true today (Yes it did naha-naha-nahahaha

 

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When John sings “soOo” in I’ll Be Back right before “i’m the one who wants you”

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When the saxophone and vibraphone enter in in You Know My Name…

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“Well well well you’re feeling fine, well well well he’ll make you” on Doctor Robert

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The opening few chords on Circles always gives me chills. Makes me feel like I’m playing a text-based MMORPG

 

The ending of Cry Baby Cry also always gets me

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I’ve come to love how the music strips away on “I used to be cruel to my woman…” in ‘Getting Better ‘. It’s an admission of such horrendous inexcusable behaviour but whereas it could have been almost buried under the instruments instead its laid fully bare so everyone can hear. Paul isn’t hiding this when singing it, he’s saying it in a way no one can misunderstand the words.

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I’ve come to love how the music strips away on “I used to be cruel to my woman…” in ‘Getting Better ‘. It’s an admission of such horrendous inexcusable behaviour but whereas it could have been almost buried under the instruments instead its laid fully bare so everyone can hear. Paul isn’t hiding this when singing it, he’s saying it in a way no one can misunderstand the words.

Yes! and the way the tamboura drone comes to the fore and becomes really harsh and insistent, like guitar feedback, suggesting the unpleasant thoughts intruding on the singer’s forced happiness. I feel the same way about the staccato guitar stab that runs nearly non-stop through the song – it’s like a biting clenched-tooth forced grin, as though Paul is trying desperately to convince himself and everyone else that it really is getting better – even though he really couldn’t feel any worse.

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Everytime that drone comes in I sing along to the high harmony and when the phrase finishes I let out an audible “ohh.” Unbelievable to have that much songwriting confidence it takes to write that line and arrange the way they did. The concept of using the Sgt. Pepper ’s idea to write songs from other perspectives is in full effect here but there is also an inkling of reality to that line for John.

“Man I was mean but I’m changing my scene and I’m doing the best that I can” hits me in just the right spot after getting sober. 

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I like that sorta creepy backwards tape ending on Flying

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Just went through another chronological listen through all the Beatles UK LPs (still have to listen to BBC, Naked). There are so many little nuggets of so many songs that get me. 

Something I noticed very early on when I started listening to the fab was the little part of You Never Give Me Your Money where the lyrics go “but oh that magic feeling” and then it sounds like some bells are ringing. I always have to shake my head in disbelief of that brilliant sound!

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^^That’s so cool, I’ll have to listen for that.

I’m listening to the White Album in honor of its release anniversary, and in between reliving my childhood, I noticed something that I quite failed to appreciate as a kid, the backing vocals in the last verse of Rocky Raccoon . It’s just such a cool touch that underscores Rocky’s apparent transformation from vengeful outlaw to religious convert.

I’ve also always loved the increasingly deranged fiddle-sawing toward the end of Don’t Pass Me By , especially as it fades out. ahdn_ringo_09

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I’ve also always loved the increasingly deranged fiddle-sawing toward the end of Don’t Pass Me By , especially as it fades out. ahdn_ringo_09

  

I’ve always loved the fiddling in Don’t Pass Me By .  A lot of people dismiss the song, but I love it.  I used to think the fiddling was done by John and Paul, trading off licks, getting increasingly deranged at the end, as you say.  But I guess that was naive of me.  I later found out a professional studio musician fiddler played it.  Oh well.

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forn said

Beatlebug said

I’ve also always loved the increasingly deranged fiddle-sawing toward the end of Don’t Pass Me By , especially as it fades out. ahdn_ringo_09

  

I’ve always loved the fiddling in Don’t Pass Me By .  A lot of people dismiss the song, but I love it.  I used to think the fiddling was done by John and Paul, trading off licks, getting increasingly deranged at the end, as you say.  But I guess that was naive of me.  I later found out a professional studio musician fiddler played it.  Oh well.

  

I also thought John played fiddle on that song. It must be some “lore” that kicking around.  The fiddler I guess was Jack Fallon. I found this:

Born on Oct. 13, 1915, Fallon grew up on his family’s farm in the
Thorndale area and began playing fiddle at a young age. He can be heard
on that instrument playing with the Beatles on Don’t Pass Me By from
the White Album .

Fallon’s recollections of the session are part of his 2005 memoir, From
the Top. Paul McCartney was at the controls and Ringo Starr played
piano. “George Martin, who I had met before . . . , had jotted down the
12-bar sequence,” Fallon wrote. He was paid L11 for the gig.

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One of my go to trivia questions when trying to kill time is who played fiddle on Don’t Pass Me By, after which they always say “let’s have somebody else do trivia”

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