On second thought, I wished that Georges guitar was mixed in throughout the whole of Got To Get You Into My Life instead of bringing it into the mix at the very end. Sometimes I think Paulie or George Martin felt his contributions were dispensable.
George seemed to think so by the time LetIit Be came around.
I agree with you about George's guitar bit on GTGYIML.
I've always believed that George got screwed in many ways over the years. Some examples:
George had quite a few lead vocals on the Decca audition tape. After the Beatles were signed by EMI/Parlophone, he was lucky to get one or two tracks per album as the lead singer. True, he was no Paul or John vocally, but some of the criticism he received over the years were a bit harsh. John said George had a limited vocal range. Did he? Was it so limited that he couldn't handle more than a few tracks? Or did John and Paul just hog the vocals because they wrote the songs?
George Martin admitted that there were a few times that he had to "write" some of George's guitar solos ("Michelle", for example). Did Sir George also tell John and Paul what to play?
George was labeled the "Quiet Beatle". More like the "overshadowed" Beatle. When George was able to speak up in group interviews, he often topped John in the humor department. ("She's
a millionaire" was one of best.)
Much of George's work from the movie "Help" landed on the cutting room floor.
George was made to look confrontational in "Let It Be". Read the transcript from the scenes that were edited and you'll find that John was quite the bastard during the filming, yet they cut his nasty moments.
In the early years, George's acquiescence probably helped keep the band together. The last thing they needed was a third big ego in the group. But when George stood up for himself, things began to unravel.