wow-just come across this thread,todd,and not had much time to read a lot of replies and comments but there is a lot of information here,well done mate!!so i am going to comment on just a couple of things for the 'off'.
1.)'yes it is' is my favourite ever beatle track,just beautiful,even georges' unsure guitar.perfect,lovely melody.
2.)i always thought it was e.c playing the guitar solo on 'i'd have you anytime'.don't ask me why though,i am only guessing,i suppose.
3.)i also do not get why e.c's playing on 'gently weeps' gets so much praise.quite ordinary,really.
keep up this fantatic work todd-you are a true fan and you give me confidence to 'object' to some of the tunes that have never really been my favourites but i have never dared to say outloud.