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The Long And Winding Road
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27 November 2010
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A lot of People seem to really dislike this song, and i wonder why? It is a Great song that was improved by the Strings and Choir of Phil Spector, that is very memorable and has beautiful lyrics. What about this song do people dislike?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 November 2010
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I don't care for the strings or choir. And neither did Paul, but that could be because no one asked him about it before adding it. I like the Naked version.

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27 November 2010
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I hate The Naked version because it isn't the same take as I'm used to and because It has lyrical changes., When I want it sans Strings, I check the Anthology 3 version on YouTube.

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As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 November 2010
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I think it's tedious.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

27 November 2010
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It's Beautiful. I liken it an Operatic performance by Paul McCartney

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27 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

It's Beautiful. I liken it an Operatic performance by Paul McCartney


I'll tell what's beautiful: For No One , Here There And Everywhere , Martha My Dear , I Will , etc. etc. Perfect McCartney compositions, not tedious McCartney boredom trips.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

27 November 2010
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DoctorRobert said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

It's Beautiful. I liken it an Operatic performance by Paul McCartney


I'll tell what's beautiful: For No One , Here There And Everywhere , Martha My Dear , I Will , etc. etc. Perfect McCartney compositions, not tedious McCartney boredom trips.

 


Martha My Dear is a good song about a Dog, Neither are For No One or I Will are Beautiful.

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'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 November 2010
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It's just sappy. It's the equivalent of a slice of chocolate cake with chocolate and caramel sauce and fudge ripple ice cream with a pound of sugar dumped on it.

And this is coming from someone who really appreciates Maybe I'm Amazed, I Will , and Here, There, and Everywhere.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

27 November 2010
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I like it because it describes a very poignant moment in my life.

 

So I can't tell if it's sappy or not. It works for me. It was for long, long time my favorite Beatle song. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

27 November 2010
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mithveaen said:

I like it because it describes a very poignant moment in my life.

 

So I can't tell if it's sappy or not. It works for me. It was for long, long time my favorite Beatle song. a-hard-days-night-paul-11


Finally someone who agrees. Is the poignant moment too personal to share with the BB? I'll give you  Apples apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

mithveaen said:

I like it because it describes a very poignant moment in my life.

 

So I can't tell if it's sappy or not. It works for me. It was for long, long time my favorite Beatle song. a-hard-days-night-paul-11


Finally someone who agrees. Is the poignant moment too personal to share with the BB? I'll give you  Apples apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple02apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01apple01

 


Well I think I have said it before so…
 

I was in love with a guy, we were engaged and he broke up with me for reasons he didn't explain. He just said it was the best for both of us. He was not a jerk at all, the situation was truly terrible for him and his family. When I came back home I was totally heartbroken. I mean it, totally heartbroken. I think I lost like 8 kilos because I didn't feel like eating or even getting up.

Just a few days later, for no special reason, I was listening to this song and when I heard “You left me standing here, long long time ago, don't leave me waiting here lead me to your door” I just broke in tears because that's what I wanted to tell him. And even today, when I hear the “and many times I've cried, anyway you'll never know”, I feel tears because I think of him, and also I think of my deceased Mom.

 

So there you go. That's the story.

 

Edit : Something has the same effect on me. And funny enough I heard these 2 songs live with Paul in the concert last May and I didn't feel sad or like crying. I just enjoyed them.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

27 November 2010
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That's a…….unique experience and I am sorry for you. Thank you for Sharing the story

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As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 November 2010
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Thanks. There's no need to be sorry though. If I had married him we might have ended uip divorced, we never know. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

28 November 2010
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I personally think the strings and the choir elevate the emotion of the song. But I am a string player, so I could be a bit biased on that part. To me it doesn't seem very tedious or long at all. I think it's one of those songs that even though Paul didn't like it, it's a great song anyway.

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28 November 2010
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I don't mind the strings, but I think the choir is too far

28 November 2010
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It`s an amazing song

But it would have been better if they asked Paul about it, it would have avoided certain problems in the group, afterall he liked the strings but not the choir

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles

And i buried Tulio!

26 May 2012
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I like the song but not what spector has done to it. The best takes is i think the one used in naked because it has no bass errors and a nice organ solo. But I don’t think that strings are wrong at all, but what spector did was too much it sounds like good night, I don’t even hear the piano anymore in some parts. I think the perfect version of The Long And Winding Road (and i think if let it be hadn’t had the no overdub stuff martin would have produced it like this) would be the 31st January take (naked) orchestrated in the way Golden Slumbers is. Anyway it would be nice if there were a version of the let it be album produced by george martin (like the let it be single version)

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby

26 May 2012
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The Spector mix isnt too bad if not played too often, the worst offence Spector made to the beatles catalogue was turning Across The Universe into an unlistenable borefest dirge. There are a few really nice moments, 1 being after the bridge and orchestral solo the louder drum immediately after “But still they lead me back to The Long And Winding Road “.  

My favourite is the Anthology 3 basic take, the bareness of the performance gives it a more emotional feel.

Not a big fan of the Naked version, the solo is pretty dull for a start. 

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I always skip this song, but I listen to the first line before I do that

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I’ve just listened to the Good Evening New York City version, I think that’s the perfect arrangement and that’s the way the arrangement of the studio version should have been

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby

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