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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2013, 06:57:44 PM »


LOL!

I have the same feeling about I've Just Seen A Face.  What are your thoughts, Cor?
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2013, 04:51:10 AM »

I like th Anthology version Baz, Paul seems to sing better on it, Im not keen however on the bits that turn into a Blues progression with the  pretty horrible guitar solo's, I guess they were just playing this until a middle 8 was written.............I must say the verses with the different beat emphasis (than the LP version) are interesting........... but I prefer the 'finished' version ;)

I like the bluesy feel of the early take.  And I like the sharp bite of the electric blues guitar solos.  A bit of sloppiness is perfectly fine in the blues.  It goes along with what Paul is yelling.  He's spilling his liver out at Jane here.  What a muse she was!

The song was toned down a lot in the released version.  The upbeat tempo and the "why, tell me whys" tamed the raw version and made it suitable for release on Rubber Soul.  I don't think the world was ready yet for recorded primal scream therapy.  :)

I've always liked this song and it was one of the first Beatles songs I learned to play on guitar.  When I first heard the alternate version, I had double the reason to like this song.

I prefer the unreleased version or Take 1 to the version on Rubber Soul.  Note how I don't call the Rubber Soul song a "finished" version.  The alternate take is every bit as "finished" and may have even been considered for release.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2013, 04:55:33 AM »

Wouldnt 'Dont Bother Me' fit that category as well Hombre ?

I think it would.



I dont think this goes down as a great Beatles song  but its nice enough to listen too, a bit like You Wont See Me in that respect

I love this song!  I think you knew I would say that, Kev.  ;)
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2013, 05:44:51 AM »

Paul's bassline...


I'm Looking Through You Isolated Bass



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« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2013, 05:56:10 AM »

I'm Looking Through You -The Beatles (Bass Cover)
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2013, 06:54:43 AM »

Paul's isolated vocals...


The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You (Vocals Track)
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« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2013, 06:56:02 AM »

Paul's isolated guitar tracks...


The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You (Guitar Track)
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2013, 07:08:10 AM »

I think Paul was practicing how to record McCartney.  ;)
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2013, 07:26:39 AM »

Here too...


The Beatles- 12- I've Just Seen a Face (2009 Mono Remaster)






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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2013, 09:18:38 AM »

I think Paul was practicing how to record McCartney.  ;)
Ahahahaha!!!!!

I always liked this song. And Paul's angry/disappointed/frustrated /screamy voice is very befitting the situation. (I am aware this is not the best constructed sentence). :p

Funnily enough though, I never heard the line I'm looking through you...and you're nowhere
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« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2013, 02:17:53 PM »

Great song! When my dad heard me play it on rhythm guitar he went out and got me an electric I was drooling over!
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2013, 07:04:15 PM »

Wouldnt 'Dont Bother Me' fit that category as well Hombre ?

I don't think so, it's not an anti-love song, because George is missing his love in that song:

I know I'll never be the same if I don't get her back again
Because I know she'll always be the only girl for me


He don't want to be bothered by anyone, not necessarily a girl, and he wants his love back.
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« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2013, 11:36:37 PM »

I don't think so, it's not an anti-love song, because George is missing his love in that song:

I know I'll never be the same if I don't get her back again
Because I know she'll always be the only girl for me


He don't want to be bothered by anyone, not necessarily a girl, and he wants his love back.


Yes your right haha
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« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2013, 02:02:55 AM »

One of the first anti-love songs by the Beatles along with "You Won't See Me", after previous works by the Zombies ("She's Not There"; "Leave Me Be"; "Tell Her No") and the Byrds ("I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better").

I've just revised the lyrics of the Zombies song "Leave Me Be", and it's not an anti-love theme either, it's more or less the same example as "Don't Bother Me", the singer is missing his love and wants to overcome that situation. And their other two songs are not strong examples, but the Byrds' song brings clearly an anti-love theme.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2013, 03:47:02 AM »

I've just revised the lyrics of the Zombies song "Leave Me Be", and it's not an anti-love theme either, it's more or less the same example as "Don't Bother Me", the singer is missing his love and wants to overcome that situation.

That's one of my favorite Zombies songs.
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2013, 03:53:01 AM »




I had to steal this picture! There's just something about Paul on drums that I love.
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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2013, 06:04:27 AM »

I had to steal this picture! There's just something about Paul on drums that I love.


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...just the way he does on I'm Looking Through You and I've Just Seen A Face.   ;)
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« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2013, 06:55:55 AM »

Yes your right haha


Yeah...

Ringo Starr yeah...





Not a bit like Cagney.   ;D
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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2013, 06:57:14 AM »

I always liked this song. And Paul's angry/disappointed/frustrated /screamy voice is very befitting the situation. (I am aware this is not the best constructed sentence). :p

You couldn't have described it better, KE.



Funnily enough though, I never heard the line I'm looking through you...and you're nowhere

What did you hear?
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Re: Song Of The Week - I'm Looking Through You
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2013, 09:44:08 AM »

Great song! When my dad heard me play it on rhythm guitar he went out and got me an electric I was drooling over!

you obviously had a very generous Dad !
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