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Title: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: lennonlemon on March 31, 2005, 01:30:04 AM
Anyone else like this song? I love the speed of it and I think it's been really growing on me lately.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Mairi on March 31, 2005, 01:31:59 AM
I love it! I think it's beautiful and very folksy. Brilliant melody.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Lostio on March 31, 2005, 02:22:02 AM
Definately one of the most underratd songs of Help! I absolutely love it, the accent of Paul in it and the great sound make this a great song.

:)
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: lennonlemon on March 31, 2005, 02:44:18 AM
i agree, very underrated
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Post by: In Blue Hawaii on March 31, 2005, 03:29:50 AM
A gem of a song, that's what I'd say. Very cool intro too. Great opening track for Rubber Soul US..fits the album with it's folksy C&W charm.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: TurnMeOnDeadman on March 31, 2005, 04:01:14 AM
very underrated, definetly in my top 50 beatle songs,, and the underrated songs in Help:

The Night Before
Hide your love away
I Need You
Ive Just Seen A Face
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Bruno on March 31, 2005, 05:58:25 PM
yeah great song, I love the acoustic intro
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Post by: pc31 on April 01, 2005, 01:15:01 AM
fantastically paul
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Post by: strawb3rryfi3ldsfor3ver on April 01, 2005, 03:55:03 AM
Awesome song. =D At first, I didn't like it so much...but it has that effect and now I like it.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Mendips on April 02, 2005, 12:12:37 AM
I've always loved this one.
And loved just as much WINGS' rendition.
Great how in ROCK SHOW they were all sitting on stage and just sang their hearts out.

Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Taxgirl on April 05, 2005, 01:15:10 PM
I don't like it... I always skip it when I listen to the Help album...
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Post by: Frightwolf on April 05, 2005, 07:15:05 PM
It's one of the best on the Help! album.
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Post by: Indica on April 05, 2005, 09:24:25 PM
Such a well crafted song.
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Post by: tkitna on April 05, 2005, 11:32:17 PM
I like it a lot. Would the style of this song be considered rockabilly? PC? Anyone?
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Post by: Jessi on April 06, 2005, 03:24:28 AM
I've Just Seen A Face is actually in my top 5 Beatles songs because it's the one that made me fall in love with them.... before that, I thought the Beatles were all right, but that sealed th deal. So it's definitely up there as one of my absolute favorites. :) It's so beautiful.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: The End on April 07, 2005, 12:29:22 AM
Sounds great when Paul plays this live.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Indica on April 08, 2005, 10:03:07 AM
^ Amen.
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Post by: MrMustard11 on April 08, 2005, 02:03:21 PM
It reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel when he does the various whatever-you-call-thems after each verse...

Definately great folk. Great song.
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Post by: Paulsluv on April 08, 2005, 07:37:50 PM
I LOVE THIS SONG! I'm listening to it right now. Paul's voice is sooooooooo sexy.  ;)
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Post by: sexy sadie on April 14, 2005, 12:07:23 AM
its an alright song, not one of my faves
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: allineedislove on April 14, 2005, 04:33:29 AM
The songs on the Help! Album are quite possibly their greatest "earlier" tunes. And I think "I've Just Seen a Face" is a really great track. You can't help but want to sing along to it. I think the tempo of the song is very upbeat and in a sense uplifting. I love the chorus!
I agree with all of those who said it's a very under-rated song!! Defintely one of my favorite songs.
I think that another song which happens to be VERY under-rated (even though it does NOT belong to the Help! album) is the song "I Will" from The White Album. Would anyone agree with that?
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: The End on April 14, 2005, 12:19:07 PM
It was a very big influence on the Monkees' sound too!! Seriously! ;D
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Post by: apple sauce on April 19, 2005, 12:46:29 AM
I think it has a bit of a country folk sound to it. The day this "Rubber Soul" lp came out I listened to it numerous times and it occured to me that the Beatles had become more introspective. Drive my Car wasn't on my Lp and the whole "rock" feel was gone and replaced by a mellower sound. It had a country type of feel with a little folk included. The black turtle necks and suede coats had taken over the Beatles look! As so many times before and later they had re-invented both their musical style and looks!
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: pc31 on April 20, 2005, 12:25:32 AM
Quote from: tkitna
I like it a lot. Would the style of this song be considered rockabilly? PC? Anyone?
not really rockabilly gotta be  bluesier.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: apple sauce on April 20, 2005, 12:40:58 AM
I think a little more of a Folk/country sound. As was quite a few songs on this LP. I read in some reviews that the Beatles had become  enamoured with American western movies and this was a big influence on their song writing at the time!!!!
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: rita_marley on May 04, 2005, 09:46:22 PM
Yeah nice song! Good job this time Paul ! :)
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Post by: scousette on August 12, 2005, 05:50:25 PM
Brillilant track!
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Post by: GreenApple on September 24, 2005, 12:45:47 PM
MrMustard is absolutely right, it really sounds like Simon and Garfunkel to me. But which came first, Simon and Garfunkel or Paul's song - were the duo established when Help was being made? Could Paul have been influenced by Paul Simon here? It certainly makes an interesting change as a Beatles song.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 13, 2012, 05:04:45 PM
Currently, I've Just Seen A Face is my favorite Beatles song.

It took ten years but Paul finally took a lesson from groups like these...

Beatles - I've Just Seen a Face - cover by The Brothers Comatose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eze3BA0H5xM#ws)

I've Just Seen a Face (cover) The Grasshoppers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dLOHinbqA0#)


...and performed a bluegrass version in 1975...

I've Just Seen A Face Wings Live 1975 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nloCDSGECE8#)
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Dcazz on September 13, 2012, 05:24:23 PM
MrMustard is absolutely right, it really sounds like Simon and Garfunkel to me. But which came first, Simon and Garfunkel or Paul's song - were the duo established when Help was being made? Could Paul have been influenced by Paul Simon here? It certainly makes an interesting change as a Beatles song.
I think Paul was keenly aware of what and who was going on around him. Also feel a Simon and garfunkle influence with Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Let It Be, Have You Ever been Experienced and Helter Skelter. IMO
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Post by: Bobber on September 14, 2012, 12:31:06 PM
Currently, I've Just Seen A Face is my favorite Beatles song.


It's a solo performance released under the name 'The Beatles'. ;D
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 14, 2012, 03:58:21 PM
It's a solo performance released under the name 'The Beatles'. ;D


Most definitely!  Just like I'm Looking Through You.


12- I've Just Seen a Face - The Beatles Remastered (2009) Help! [Stereo] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwp6rPokqjk#)


No bass guitar on Auntie Gin's Theme
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 14, 2012, 05:08:33 PM
Arlo Guthrie...

Arlo Guthrie - I've just seen a face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srR_lIkj3_8#)





A Touch Of Grass...

A Touch of Grass - I've Just Seen a Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyPLN-vRJW8#)
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 14, 2012, 05:24:59 PM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/5lcpc9.jpg)
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Dcazz on September 17, 2012, 04:04:27 PM
According to the Abby Road Studio Sessions, I've Just seen a Face, I'm Down and Yesterday were recorded on June 14th, 1965 in that order all in one day! Phew!
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Post by: ibanez_ax on September 17, 2012, 05:18:59 PM
According to the Abby Road Studio Sessions, I've Just seen a Face, I'm Down and Yesterday were recorded on June 14th, 1965 in that order all in one day! Phew!

Some present-day bands might take a year to do that.  ha2ha
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: BeatlesandBud on September 18, 2012, 12:55:37 PM
I've Just Seen a Face - WOW Amazing song!! Love the guitar intro. The entire album Help! really is pure genious, can't get enough!
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Dcazz on September 19, 2012, 12:51:15 PM
 I've Just Seen a Face is one of those timeless songs and I would have liked it on the English Rubber Soul (like on the US release) and Wait released back on Help when it was recorded. I think that would have stopped the leak twords the end of Rubber Soul and maybe would have it considered the greatest Beatle Album ever. But... such is life. Auntie Gin would be proud!
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 20, 2012, 03:27:09 AM
Paul McCartney & Wings - I've Just Seen A Face (Seattle '76) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuok3nVhmxk#)
10 June 1976
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: In My Life on September 22, 2012, 06:59:37 AM
Currently, I've Just Seen A Face is my favorite Beatles song.

It took ten years but Paul finally took a lesson from groups like these...


...and performed a bluegrass version in 1975...

I've Just Seen A Face Wings Live 1975 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nloCDSGECE8#[/url])


Aww...this is why I've always longed to see Paul live. He seems like he's a lot of fun as a performer. I've always loved this song too. The beginning, ending and everything in between. :)
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 02, 2012, 04:16:45 AM
Paul Mc Cartney -- I ve Just See A Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHgYkU7uLRI#)
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 02, 2012, 04:19:38 AM
Paul McCartney - I've Just Seen A Face [Live at Lanxess Arena, Cologne - 01-12-2011] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apfQB4uXQaA#ws)
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Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on December 16, 2012, 01:36:46 AM
^Thank you so much for the amazing video!  ;D

As for my thoughts on this song....I am insanely in love with it. I think it's my favorite Beatles song, certainly top 3. It's my mom's too, so we sing it together all the time and when I play it on guitar. It's like our thing. I saw Paul live in PA in August 2010, and he played this song. I about died of happiness when I heard that opening guitar. My mom unfortunately wasn't with me, so I called her and let her listen to it over the phone! She was so happy! I promised her I would do that if he played it. But I didn't expect him to 'cause it's not one of his usuals. I got an amazing surprise.

Anyways, I think this song is just so happy. It displays perfectly what it feels like to fall in love. Listen closely to the lyrics. I think it has an unusual rhyme scheme and a different kind of way of flowing along, and it kind of pulls you along. There's really no other song like it in the Beatles' entire catalog. I wish the Beatles had done it live.

I love it when they do it in the movie Across the Universe as well. It was captured perfectly and I'm so glad the director was smart enough to include it.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 16, 2012, 01:57:28 AM
I saw Paul live in PA in August 2010, and he played this song. I about died of happiness when I heard that opening guitar. My mom unfortunately wasn't with me, so I called her and let her listen to it over the phone! She was so happy! I promised her I would do that if he played it. But I didn't expect him to 'cause it's not one of his usuals. I got an amazing surprise.

So did your mom!  That was a sweet thing you did.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on December 16, 2012, 02:28:13 AM
^Yeah, thanks  :)

It was so loud in there that I had no clue if she answered the phone or not or if it had went into her voicemail or something. So I just yelled into the phone "Mom! I don't know if you're there! Can you hear this!?" Apparently she was talking back to me and I couldn't hear it at all. So I just held the phone up for her to hear it, lol.
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 12, 2013, 04:32:38 AM
Country Roads...


Country Roads - I've Just Seen Her Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbq3qE9BuQU#)
Title: Re: I've Just Seen a Face
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 12, 2013, 04:36:52 AM
Paul McCartney - I ve Just Seen a Face (Argentina DVD 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV829Xv4Gb4#ws)

Argentina   11 November 2010
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Post by: Normandie on January 12, 2013, 03:27:02 PM


That's one of my absolute favorite Beatles songs, too, Beatlemaniac64, and I agree with HelloGoodbye: It was so sweet of you to let your mom hear it over the phone.  :)