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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2014, 12:34:47 AM »

It was The Beatles' last #1 song in the United States.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2014, 02:31:57 AM »

A depressing, saccharine drenched mess.

You say that like its a bad thing.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2014, 04:47:42 AM »

You say that like its a bad thing.

I like sugar and cheese as much as the next guy, but this one is too much for me. Never liked it.

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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2014, 03:58:05 AM »

I have considered this was possibly his last song written to Jane as they had probably just broken up for real around the same time this song was written. It seems a little vague but I'm sure Linda was on scene by the time it was recorded.
As for the song, I like it but... it seems a little week musically. I've never been a fan of John's bass playing here but George does OK.
I think it would have been better with a stronger, Golden Slumber style recording with George Martin at the helm.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2014, 12:48:00 PM »

I have considered this was possibly his last song written to Jane as they had probably just broken up for real around the same time this song was written. It seems a little vague but I'm sure Linda was on scene by the time it was recorded.
As for the song, I like it but... it seems a little week musically. I've never been a fan of John's bass playing here but George does OK.
I think it would have been better with a stronger, Golden Slumber style recording with George Martin at the helm.

Lets not forget George Martin did a similar syrupy thing with John;s song 'Goodnight', choirs, harps etc etc
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2014, 01:01:29 PM »

True. That's one of the worst songs IMHO. I suggested Golden Slumbers as it has good Beatle piano, bass and a strong accompaniment with strings. I think it just needed more polish and less Spector!
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2014, 01:27:14 PM »

Lets not forget George Martin did a similar syrupy thing with John;s song 'Goodnight', choirs, harps etc etc

At least I suppose The Beatles were OK with that. Although I would love to hear John's demo version, should it excist.
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2014, 02:49:11 PM »

At least I suppose The Beatles were OK with that. Although I would love to hear John's demo version, should it excist.
Me too. The point I was trying to make was that TLAWR is a nice song and it should have had more, not less like Goodnight. John made it a throwaway when he dropped it in Martins arms as an orchestral piece that would be more at home on side 2 of Yellow Submarine album.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2014, 08:52:28 PM »

Lets not forget George Martin did a similar syrupy thing with John;s song 'Goodnight', choirs, harps etc etc

I thought that might have been deliberate to mimic a 1940s style schmaltz piece.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2014, 09:52:45 PM »

Although I would love to hear John's demo version, should it excist.

I think that every time I hear this song.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2014, 10:16:42 AM »

I like the song. Has a sad tune to it, kind of like Paul sending a message to John. And it kind of leaves a "complete" feeling, especially on 1 (the album).
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2014, 11:57:35 AM »

I like the song. Has a sad tune to it, kind of like Paul sending a message to John. And it kind of leaves a "complete" feeling, especially on 1 (the album).

I just listened to that KE (On 1) its the Spector one, I think its beautiful.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2014, 03:14:58 PM »

I thought that might have been deliberate to mimic a 1940s style schmaltz piece.

Yes, that's what I thought, too.
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Re: Song Of The Week - The Long & Winding Road
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2014, 08:13:40 AM »

Slipping into stockings, stepping into shoes
Dipping in the pocket of her raincoat
It's just another take...


The Beatles - Long And Winding Road Blues


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