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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #140 on: April 20, 2011, 06:39:29 AM »

Stray all you want; that guy was a genius!


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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #141 on: April 21, 2011, 01:09:42 AM »

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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #142 on: April 21, 2011, 02:32:13 AM »

but, in the early days it was kinda nasally ;sorry
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #143 on: April 21, 2011, 04:43:14 AM »

It was just his timbre.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2011, 05:26:37 PM »

yeah.i would love to have heard paul sing 'something'.i personally think he could have done a fantastic job on that.
he does. he did. he absolutely sings that song beautifully when he tours. it is breathtaking, sounds as good as georges abbey road version.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #145 on: August 28, 2011, 03:51:30 AM »

"Something" for me was one of the top 3 moments from the Wrigley Field shows.  I was pleasantly shocked when the ukelele transitioned into a full on band version of the original.  Good call, Paul.

However, as regards this threat it seems to prove the point that Paul (and John) had much more powerful singing voices, with a broader range.  Paul obviously pulled off "Something".  I can't imagine George ever pulling off an "Oh! Darling", "Twist and Shout", or "I Saw Her Standing There".

I love George's voice but recognize it for what it is:  limited.  A lot of George's songs are sung in a similar voice, and I don't think that's 100% by his choice.  He does what he can and never professed to be a world class singer.

The ability of John and Paul to sing so differently (particularly Paul) is one of the keys to their longevity and popularity.  When they got bored of how something sounded, they sang it differently, or in the voice of one of their idols.  Ie, Little Richard, Elvis, Fats Domino.  George couldn't pull off that kind of range, or one suspects he would have done so at least once throughout his career.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #146 on: August 28, 2011, 05:34:31 AM »

yes fully agree chimac  :)
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #147 on: August 28, 2011, 11:19:12 PM »

but, in the early days it was kinda nasally ;sorry
don't know how to put it, but nasally good.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #148 on: October 17, 2011, 04:05:46 AM »

George was always about emotion and feeling, not really powerhouse vocals.

John was the rocker, Paul was the balladeer, George was the melodic guy that was somewhere in between. And Ringo was the goofy songwriter who never took himself too seriously.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #149 on: October 17, 2011, 02:03:37 PM »

While George wasnt the worlds best singer he was a deep thinker and that came out in his lyrics, I absolutely love the words to somgs like WYAWY and The Inner Light....superb.
George also had a tenth of the ego of John & Paul and is probably the Beatle I would have most like to go to dinner with..
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #150 on: October 19, 2011, 08:09:08 PM »

While George wasnt the worlds best singer he was a deep thinker and that came out in his lyrics, I absolutely love the words to somgs like WYAWY and The Inner Light....superb.
George also had a tenth of the ego of John & Paul and is probably the Beatle I would have most like to go to dinner with..
there you go.

i just plain like the way georges voice inflects so much emotion into song lyrics and words, yet he still can maintain that rockabilly edge IMHO.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #151 on: October 20, 2011, 05:12:31 PM »

I don't see George as a great singer (Paul was the best vocalist of the group, IMO) but his voice has a very soothing quality to it, I find it to be comforting.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #152 on: October 20, 2011, 08:18:42 PM »


Just a thought: I find George's singing on 'While My guitar Gently Weeps' to be chilling. I think it's his best lead vocal piece with the group. He was always excellent on back-up, too. Check some of those live performances. Always on key and full of energy. He was good.

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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #153 on: October 30, 2011, 01:24:12 PM »

savoy truffle, piggies, it don't come easy, everybodys trying to be my baby, do you want to know a secret, think for yourself, i need you. yes george could sing.
I think he did a good job of Roll over Beethoven also.
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #154 on: November 05, 2011, 02:38:49 AM »

Been listening to the Dark Horse Tour '74 boots and I must say that's the best version of Give Me Love I've heard, heart and soul indeed...

George Harrison - Give Me Love (Live 1974)
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #155 on: February 14, 2013, 12:58:11 PM »

I like George's voice too much. I think his voice is the exact timbre for The Beatles in all the early songs like "You're gonna loose that girl", "This Boy", "Don't bother me", "Please, please me", "Love me do" etc... . Without George's voice the basic timbre for The Beatles wouldn't exist .   
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #156 on: February 14, 2013, 02:12:51 PM »

I like George's voice too much. I think his voice is the exact timbre for The Beatles in all the early songs like "You're gonna loose that girl", "This Boy", "Don't bother me", "Please, please me", "Love me do" etc... . Without George's voice the basic timbre for The Beatles wouldn't exist .
I agree Ted. George is crucial to their (can't find the right word) sound, exsistence...
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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #157 on: February 14, 2013, 02:23:55 PM »


Yep. Each member had a distinct sound, and together they made a wonderful blend.

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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #158 on: February 14, 2013, 04:28:46 PM »

I agree Ted. George is crucial to their (can't find the right word) sound, exsistence...

Say the word and you'll be free
Say the word and be like me
Say the word I'm thinking of
Have you heard the word is love?



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Re: I like George's singing but....
« Reply #159 on: February 14, 2013, 05:07:29 PM »

Yep. Each member had a distinct sound, and together they made a wonderful blend.

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The Beatles - Because [Vocals Version] - Anthology 3 Disc 2 - 1996


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Paul McCartney – triple-tracked second harmony vocals (high register)
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