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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2010, 01:45:17 PM »

^Plus they knew Georgie Fame.


Plus look at John's outfit.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2010, 01:50:10 PM »

Plus look at John's outfit.

I'm not sure what you mean
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2010, 01:54:57 PM »

I'm not sure what you mean

Joking with religion. As he did in his ballad.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2010, 02:20:18 PM »

Joking with religion. As he did in his ballad.

aaah. I thought you meant he was dressed like Mr Fame.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2010, 02:24:15 PM »

No. John is on the left, Paul is on the right and Mr Fame himself is in the middle. ha2ha
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2010, 09:10:11 PM »

On the one hand, I do like this song.  I do think it's meant to be somewhat humorous and self-deprecating on John's part and I'm not one who is really into his self-indulgence usually but I like this song.  Though I guess in some ways it does seem more like a B-side.  On the other hand, I do think a lot of my favorite things about the song are what Paul is doing on it, like that backing vocal on the last verse, etc.

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I agree about Paul. I know that he can and just usually chooses not to,

I thought she said he just chooses not to do so in as obvious a way, not that he chooses not to.  I think there are a lot of personal things in Paul's songs, they just aren't obvious and even when he sings about other people, we are finding out about him, how he thinks, what sorts of things catch his attention and make him feel and inspire him. 

If he's singing about Eleanor Rigby - it shows he's someone who thinks about people who end up lonely and invisible and how they feel and live and how the world views them(or ignores them as the case may be)--and it's a topic that seems kind of close to his heart, he wrote a number songs dealing with disaffection and/or loneliness--so what that tells me is that even in the midst of his 20's, living high and rich and avante garde, he thought about the people who weren't.  He's telling us about himself just by choosing that as a song topic.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2010, 04:36:23 AM »

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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2010, 12:50:30 PM »

Where are you getting these cover images? Judging by the size of the barcodes, it looks like they're CDs. As far as I'm aware the singles were never released on individual CDs, so are they knockoffs?
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2010, 02:46:57 PM »

Where are you getting these cover images?


Right mouse click > "Properties" > URL: http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg3/cd5sing/cd15915.jpg  :)

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The Beatles CD Singles Collection

Released in late 1992, this 22 CD box set was designed like the EP set, but reproducing all of the original British single releases. All of the 5" discs have individual sleeves similar to the original British issue picture sleeves. The box was issued in Britain November 2 (CD BSCP 1), in the USA on November 11 (C2 0777 7 15901 2 2), and in Japan on March 24, 1993 (TOCP-7701/7722).

These 22 singles were first released on the compact disc format in 1988 and 1989 as individually packaged 3" CDs. Japan also isued their 3" singles in a beautiful blue miniature box set in December 1989 (TODP-2121/2142).

 
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2010, 07:35:19 PM »

Where are you getting these cover images? Judging by the size of the barcodes, it looks like they're CDs. As far as I'm aware the singles were never released on individual CDs, so are they knockoffs?


As Joost told you, those covers are from rarebeatles.com.

They are from the CD singles collection released in the 1990's (with the original mono versions). During the 1960's the singles in UK didn't have covers (except for a couple of cases) but during the 1970's and the 1980's they were re-issued in vinyl with the same cover images I'm showing here.




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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2010, 08:50:47 PM »

I've always liked the a-side. If you don't like John singing about himself, you probably don't like most of his post-Beatles music either.

I love John`s singing about himself. In fact people don`t think that an artist sings about himself, they tend to think in a more general way. And JOHN IS THE MOST SINCERE ARTIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2010, 12:31:28 AM »

And JOHN IS THE MOST SINCERE ARTIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Bullsh*t. John wrote and sang songs mostly about woe is me stuff. If he ever sang a song about what kind of an a**hole he was, I might side with you a bit.

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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2010, 07:03:29 AM »

And JOHN IS THE MOST SINCERE ARTIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

I think Cynthia often rolled her eyes when she heard John sing "I'll always be true" in 'Love Me Do'.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2010, 08:14:07 AM »

I. And JOHN IS THE MOST SINCERE ARTIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Sorry Jane - rubbish. You've checked out all the artists of the 20th century and done a quick sincerity check then?
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2010, 08:32:18 AM »

I guess we should mention that this is the last Beatle UK number 1, and the last time John would ever see a song he sang reach the top. End of an era really. From now on we really are dealing with just mere mortals.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2010, 11:10:10 AM »

whatever gets you through the night went to the top
it hit number one in states
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also, u.s.a. is like 5 or 6 times the population of england so hitting number one here reflects alot more than uk ..... (yeah, i said it  ha2ha)
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2010, 12:07:18 PM »

whatever gets you through the night went to the top
it hit number one in states
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also, u.s.a. is like 5 or 6 times the population of england so hitting number one here reflects alot more than uk ..... (yeah, i said it  ha2ha)

Sorry - just referring to the UK charts.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2010, 01:44:44 PM »

whatever gets you through the night went to the top
it hit number one in states
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also, u.s.a. is like 5 or 6 times the population of england so hitting number one here reflects alot more than uk ..... (yeah, i said it  ha2ha)

It usually reflects America's bad taste. ha2ha
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2010, 04:22:51 PM »

It usually reflects America's bad taste. ha2ha

This.
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Re: Singles - Ballad of John and Yoko.
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2010, 08:37:05 PM »

whatever gets you through the night went to the top
it hit number one in states
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also, u.s.a. is like 5 or 6 times the population of england so hitting number one here reflects alot more than uk ..... (yeah, i said it  ha2ha)

UK is not the whole world! Ha-ha! Nyfan, I side with you!
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