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Old 11-02-2021, 04:07 PM   #541
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Let It Be is the single version as newly remixed on the EP.

As for The Long And Winding Road, Take 19 is the best in my book. The electric piano break is not as up front in this mix as it is on Naked, and I like McCartney singing over it. The Get Back version is fine, but McCartney just sings the same line again at that point (which he needs to I guess because he’s filling in blank space there), and I don’t like his vocal as much. For the Take 19 version, I did edit out his “are you alright” remark beforehand. Don’t care for it.
I appreciate the passion and the thought that you put into this. There's not that much we disagree on aside from Naked/Not Naked stuff.

As per usual, these are the two points I get hung up on the most. I prefer the original vocal take on TLAWR(the 'yeah yeah yeah yeah' at the end matters to be, I know it's a minor thing, but it does), and I love the big solo in the album version of the title track so much, any other version just sounds kind of neutered to me.

Different strokes.

However, one thing you guys have convinced of upon further thinking is that The Ballad Of John And Yoko and Old Brown shoe do belong on LIB, so I've re-inserted them, while moving "Dig It" to Side A where I originally had intended it(I'd put it on Side B to even out the two sides).

So It was

1. Get Back(Album Version)
2. I've Got A Feeling(Album Version)
3. One After 909(Album Version)
4. Dig A Pony(Glyn Johns Version)
5. I Me Mine(Album Version)
6. Let It Be(Album Version)

7. Two Of Us(Glyn Johns Version)
8. For You Blue(Album Version)
9. Dig It(Glyn Johns Version)
10. Don't Let Me Down(Glyn Johns Single Version)
11. The Long And Winding Road(Glyn Johns Version)
12. Across The Universe(Glyn Johns Version)

But it's now

1. Get Back
2. I've Got A Feeling
3. One After 909
4. Dig It
5. Dig A Pony
6. I Me Mine
7. Let It Be

8. Two Of Us
9. For You Blue
10. The Ballad Of John And Yoko
11. Old Brown Shoe
12. Don't Let Me Down
13. The Long And Winding Road
14. Across The Universe

The two sides have distinct flavors here, Side A being the more 'rock' type stuff, and Side B being softer in nature. I waffle on using the album or single version of Get Back(to get rid of the studio chatter), and I might use the Past Masters version of Don't Let Me Down because it might flow better, but on the whole I think this works really well.
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Old 11-02-2021, 04:11 PM   #542
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It was important to incorporate Lennon more. I know he was distracted with Ono at this point and wasn't coming up with as much new material, but he started the whole thing. For this to be the end, we need to hear him as much as possible.
Also, on this point, I agree that it's a good thing to give John a bigger presence on the album with the re-insertion of Don't Let Me Down, Dig It, and The Ballad Of John And Yoko(now that I've changed my mind); that said, I'm with Laz that Abbey Road is the end, not Let It Be.
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Oh don't get me wrong. Abbey Road is definitely the end. But Let It Be was released after, and Paul dominated the former album, so it's good that in our Let It Be versions here John gets his due.
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I’m amazed at how you guys can pick out the differences in the different versions so easily. I listened to this yesterday morning and I don’t really care for the Glyn Johns version. The mix is just really blurry and a bit muffled. Also agree with others that Teddy Boy is, well, not good. But I agree with phanan over laz on For You Blue.

Someday I should create my own custom playlist for this one, because I’m sure I’ve made them for Sgt Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour and the White Album, and I think a custom list would improve this album much more than it could those albums (at least in my estimation).
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There are less good songs on Rubber Soul than there are on Revolver.
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i like the song about having tea with an octopus
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Old 11-04-2021, 09:22 AM   #547
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Since I'm too lazy to do this, and assuming you (phanan) already have this done, could you share a spotify link for your enhanced playlist?
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I actually haven't created it on Spotify, only because this includes some of my own tweaks that, even if I uploaded to Spotify as a local file, I don't believe it can be shared with others. Unless I'm mistaken?

Obviously can create it without the intro latched onto Get Back, the small edit to the version of TLAWR that I used, and my own reprise version, if interested.
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Oh don’t worry! I didn’t mean to give you extra work!
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I noticed that the original Let It Be film was online this weekend, so took the opportunity to watch it for the first time in years. I really couldn't remember most of it. And, because it was originally released shortly after the breakup became public, it's got this reputation of being very sad and dour. But it's really not. You've got the infamous exchange between Paul and George, which really wasn't that big of a deal, and another scene with Paul complaining to John, who looks bored out of his mind listening. But other than that? A mostly positive documentary. Plenty of fun moments.

The major drawback to me was that it features Paul WAY too much. Now maybe this is because he's the one really driving things, but it could have been edited a lot better.

I also totally forgot about the "Apple Studio Performances" of Two Of Us, Let It Be, and The Long And Winding Road, which were done because they weren't considered suitable for the rooftop performance. The first two are the versions that were ultimately released, but The Long And Winding Road is actually the performance we find on Naked (and the other take on the box set), not the version that Spector ultimately used. That, to me, indicates it was the definitive version in their eyes all along.

Anyway, it was a good appetizer ahead of the series coming up this week. Really excited to see it.
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I found that online ages ago, but it's buried on a hard drive somewhere so I recently re-acquired it. Haven't rewatched yet but probably will shortly.

I don't know what the rights issues are, but it really should be included as supplemental material if this new one gets a physical copy released.
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Finished Get Back a little while ago. Lots of awesome stuff. It is long and there is some tedious stuff on it too. I don't think a casual fan would be able to sit through it. I saw Let It Be a very long time ago and barely remember it, but Get Back shows the Beatles getting along much better during the making of the album/film.
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I'm only through Part 1 but my desire to punch Paul in the face is as strong as ever.

I loved seeing Yoko and Linda Eastman talking while the band was practicing, which would dispel any ideas that she never spoke to anyone the whole time she was there.
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I'm only through Part 1 but my desire to punch Paul in the face is as strong as ever.

I loved seeing Yoko and Linda Eastman talking while the band was practicing, which would dispel any ideas that she never spoke to anyone the whole time she was there.
Hahaha, just watched Part 1 myself, what was driving you nuts about Paul specifically?

Lots of lol-moments reminiscent of the best "I-don't-know-whose-idea-that-was/but-then-we-didn't-end-up-doing-anything/it-was-all-a-big-waste-of-time/the mania" parts from the Anthology, and often coming out of George's mouth (and preferably when he was clad in the denim jacket with the oversized rocket pin).
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Maybe I'm just used to Paul, but I didn't think he was too bad. He was coming up with ideas quicker than the others, but they had good stuff too. They did have a strict deadline and somebody had to keep the train rollin'.
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It was 20 years ago today that we lost Beatle George. George was fucking hilarious. He was awesome in Hard Day's Night.
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I'm through Parts 1 and 2. It's been a pretty fascinating watch so far. Some random notes:

- Love their clothes and their general style in this era. I would wear basically everything they show up to the studio in. And I think Paul looks great with the long hair/beard combo.
- My god they smoke a lot. As a long time smoker who is currently trying to quit/cut back on cigs...yeah...these dudes were heavy, heavy smokers.
- Paul came to the Twickenham sessions with a ton of material. He came with Two of Us, I Got a Feeling, Let it Be, Long and Winding Road, Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight, etc. And then wrote Get Back on the spot. John basically came with Don't Let Me Down. And an already recorded Across the Universe. The latter might be the best track in the sessions but it's clear that Paul had hit a deep songwriting vein. John is my favorite Beatle but Paul was bringing some heat in January of '69.
- Ringo is awfully quiet here. George was always known as the "quiet Beatle" but he speaks 20 times more than Ringo in the film.
- It's brilliant seeing them goof around and smile and laugh with eachother even though the walls were closing in.
- BILLY FUCKING PRESTON. What a legend. He lit a fire under their asses. Their playing immediately got tighter and better when he jumped in.
- Linda is really sexy.
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It was 20 years ago today that we lost Beatle George. George was fucking hilarious. He was awesome in Hard Day's Night.


i've always been convinced that george caught up to and rapidly surpassed the other beatles while they were in india in the spring of 68.

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I'm through Parts 1 and 2. It's been a pretty fascinating watch so far. Some random notes:

- Love their clothes and their general style in this era. I would wear basically everything they show up to the studio in. And I think Paul looks great with the long hair/beard combo.
- My god they smoke a lot. As a long time smoker who is currently trying to quit/cut back on cigs...yeah...these dudes were heavy, heavy smokers.
- Paul came to the Twickenham sessions with a ton of material. He came with Two of Us, I Got a Feeling, Let it Be, Long and Winding Road, Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight, etc. And then wrote Get Back on the spot. John basically came with Don't Let Me Down. And an already recorded Across the Universe. The latter might be the best track in the sessions but it's clear that Paul had hit a deep songwriting vein. John is my favorite Beatle but Paul was bringing some heat in January of '69.
- Ringo is awfully quiet here. George was always known as the "quiet Beatle" but he speaks 20 times more than Ringo in the film.
- It's brilliant seeing them goof around and smile and laugh with eachother even though the walls were closing in.
- BILLY FUCKING PRESTON. What a legend. He lit a fire under their asses. Their playing immediately got tighter and better when he jumped in.
- Linda is really sexy.
i'm only through part 1 but i agree with every word of this post and it makes me look forward even more to part 2.

i grew a beard and grew my hair out during the pandemic hoping that i would look exactly like paul during the rooftop concert (i didn't).
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I'm through Parts 1 and 2. It's been a pretty fascinating watch so far. Some random notes:


- Paul came to the Twickenham sessions with a ton of material. He came with Two of Us, I Got a Feeling, Let it Be, Long and Winding Road, Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight, etc. And then wrote Get Back on the spot. John basically came with Don't Let Me Down. And an already recorded Across the Universe. The latter might be the best track in the sessions but it's clear that Paul had hit a deep songwriting vein. John is my favorite Beatle but Paul was bringing some heat in January of '69.
Overall you're right, but that's not completely fair; you can hear John playing Gimme Some Truth and a couple others that didn't make the cut and would appear in some form later.

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i've always been convinced that george caught up to and rapidly surpassed the other beatles while they were in india in the spring of 68.


Harrison's White Album material still pales in comparison to what John & Paul were doing. And All Things Must Pass, impressive as it may be, also pales in comparison.

"Rapidly surpassed". Just ridiculous.
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Harrison's White Album material still pales in comparison to what John & Paul were doing. And All Things Must Pass, impressive as it may be, also pales in comparison.

"Rapidly surpassed". Just ridiculous.
sure, abbey road and the white album are way better because they included lennon-mccartney masterpieces like wild honey pie, revolution 9, and maxwell's silver hammer instead of a few of the many gorgeous songs george had written by 1969 which ended up on all things must pass. lmao
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