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Tell Me What You See
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:06:11 AM »

I always liked this song...a lot!  It was an easy song to learn on guitar.

Here's what I said about it in Beatles under a microscope - HELP!

This is one of my favorite songs on this album.  I like Paul's lead vocal and John's harmony and how they switch.  I like the claves and the quick outro.  But what I like most is the more mature nature of Tell Me What You See.  It's a signpost to the future and Rubber Soul.


The Beatles - "Tell Me What You See" Stereo Remaster




The keyboard you hear is the Hohner Pianet...


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Re: Tell Me What You See
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 08:47:58 AM »

I always liked this song...a lot!  It was an easy song to learn on guitar.

Here's what I said about it in Beatles under a microscope - HELP!

This is one of my favorite songs on this album.  I like Paul's lead vocal and John's harmony and how they switch.  I like the claves and the quick outro.  But what I like most is the more mature nature of Tell Me What You See.  It's a signpost to the future and Rubber Soul.

The Beatles - "Tell Me What You See" Stereo Remaster


Me too  :) I always loved that song and I enjoy it every time I listen to it. It's true that the lyrics are pretty mature. It's kind of Beatles songs you're not fed up with because you don't hear it often on radios (like Hey Jude).

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Re: Tell Me What You See
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 01:43:55 AM »

Here is my review from the Microscope thead-

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Tell Me What You See - Weak song. I don’t like the vocals here. I don’t like the backgrounds either come to think of it. Here’s a song that has drums, tambourine, wood blocks, and some other noise making instrument being played at the same time. Too much in my opinion. The organ is ok actually to me here. The lead vocals and backgrounds are shaky throughout the entire song. Why? George Martin should have tightened this song up some. Maybe he didn’t feel it was worth the effort. I can understand that. Humming together at the end sucks and sounds dumb. Song is nothing more than filler.


Yeah, not one of my favorites.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 05:15:12 AM »

This is certainly a filler, but I enjoy it at parts. I like the drumming, I find some rare beats by Ringo there.
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Re: Tell Me What You See
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 04:02:18 PM »

I like the song but I agree the vocals weren't thought out well. According to The Recording sessions this was originally written for Help but rejected.
Paul plays electric piano and on the tape box one of the percussion instruments is a Latin American instrument called a Guiro.
Febuary 18th is the recording date.
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Re: Tell Me What You See
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 01:05:26 AM »

I like the song but I agree the vocals weren't thought out well. According to The Recording sessions this was originally written for Help but rejected.
Paul plays electric piano...


Take another listen to those vocals, Dave.  They're very well thought out and sung with both John and Paul taking turns singing melody and harmony vocals.  There's a bit of double tracking in there too.

The electric piano Paul plays is the Hohner Pianet C which makes an appearance on the Salisbury Plain...



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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 01:09:56 AM »

...one of the percussion instruments is a Latin American instrument called a Guiro.






A gourd and I think the "some other noise making instrument being played at the same time" Todd refers to.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 01:21:02 AM »

Take another listen to those vocals, Dave.  They're very well thought out and sung with both John and Paul taking turns singing melody and harmony vocals.  There's a bit of double tracking in there too.

It was done in a very sloppy manner though Barry. That was my point. The song would definitely benefit from some tightening up from a studio standpoint. It just seems like they went in and knocked this one out asap if you get my drift.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 02:39:16 AM »

It was done in a very sloppy manner though Barry. That was my point. The song would definitely benefit from some tightening up from a studio standpoint. It just seems like they went in and knocked this one out asap if you get my drift.

Still a very difficult vocal arrangement, Todd, with John and Paul alternating melody and harmony vocals in the verses and singing in unison at an octave in the bridges.  I don't know how long they spent on the song but the result was fine, in my opinion.  But I've always liked this song for its mature love sentiments.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 08:08:47 AM »

Still a very difficult vocal arrangement, Todd, with John and Paul alternating melody and harmony vocals in the verses and singing in unison at an octave in the bridges.  I don't know how long they spent on the song but the result was fine, in my opinion.  But I've always liked this song for its mature love sentiments.


The song was done in 4 takes.

Here's what Paul thought of it-
    I seem to remember it as mine. I would claim it as a 60-40 but it might have been totally me. Not awfully memorable. Not one of the better songs but they did a job, they were very handy for albums or b-sides. You need those kind of sides.

(I'm just busting your chops Barry. The songs just fine and if you like it, thats awesome. I dont hate it and cringe when I hear it, its just that its not one my favorites. Anyways, just poking fun and its all cool as long as you like it so dont be hating on me.)


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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 12:45:46 PM »

It was done in a very sloppy manner though Barry. That was my point. The song would definitely benefit from some tightening up from a studio standpoint. It just seems like they went in and knocked this one out asap if you get my drift.
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Re: Tell Me What You See
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 12:47:50 PM »

Don't get me wrong, I like this song very much!
Take another listen to those vocals, Dave.  They're very well thought out and sung with both John and Paul taking turns singing melody and harmony vocals.  There's a bit of double tracking in there too.

The electric piano Paul plays is the Hohner Pianet C which makes an appearance on the Salisbury Plain...



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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 04:10:54 AM »

The song was done in 4 takes.

Not too shabby for just four tries!

 
Here's what Paul thought of it-
    I seem to remember it as mine. I would claim it as a 60-40 but it might have been totally me. Not awfully memorable. Not one of the better songs but they did a job, they were very handy for albums or b-sides. You need those kind of sides.

What does Paul know anyway!   ;D
 

(I'm just busting your chops Barry. The songs just fine and if you like it, thats awesome. I dont hate it and cringe when I hear it, its just that its not one my favorites. Anyways, just poking fun and its all cool as long as you like it so dont be hating on me.)

I know, Todd.  And I've always enjoyed your down-to-earth feelings about The Beatles.  It's just that I really like this song...and the line

If you let me take your heart
I will prove to you
We will never be apart
If I'm part of you


I guess I'm an incurable romantic.
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Re: Tell Me What You See
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 02:35:33 PM »

I.ve relistened to the vocals a number of times and they're pretty good! I definatly like it.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 02:52:46 AM »

I.ve relistened to the vocals a number of times and they're pretty good! I definatly like it.

See?  I knew you would!

Now go tell Paul what you see.


(If it really is Paul)

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