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Imagine...in 1969?
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:30:32 AM »

This is Track 1 on Disc 3 of The Beatles Thirty Days The Best Of The Twickenham Sessions entitled "Improvisation"


The Beatles - Improvisation

January 1969



John is playing piano.  It sounds a lot like Imagine. 

What do you think?


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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 05:38:55 AM »

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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 05:58:51 AM »

This is Track 1 on Disc 3 of The Beatles Thirty Days The Best Of The Twickenham Sessions entitled "Improvisation"


The Beatles - Improvisation
January 1969



John is playing piano.  It sounds a lot like Imagine. 

What do you think?


The little bit at the end just before the cut off sounds a little like the intro. But as the Imagine intro is basically C to F, it's s bit too common chord progression to conclude much from.

I wish they'd given whoever that was near the mike cough medicine. 
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 06:06:35 AM »

The little bit at the end just before the cut off sounds a little like the intro.

Up to that point, it sounded "familiar" to me when I first heard that track.  Those last few bars before the cut-off were very identifiable.  I would have liked if they included more of that piece John was playing.
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 07:45:18 AM »

Up to that point, it sounded "familiar" to me when I first heard that track.  Those last few bars before the cut-off were very identifiable.  I would have liked if they included more of that piece John was playing.

There were a couple of runs that did twig some memories. Couldn't place them. Not imagine though.

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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 08:06:12 AM »

Could be. Writing/composing songs can be a matter of years. Playing around endlessly with a theme, a little thing, that suddenly comes to full blossom. The way the piano is handled sounds somewhat like Imagine.
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 08:33:36 AM »

Writing/composing songs can be a matter of years. Playing around endlessly with a theme, a little thing, that suddenly comes to full blossom.

Right, unlike Paul who woke up, fell out of bed and wrote a song that was in his head.
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 08:43:50 AM »

Right, unlike Paul who woke up, fell out of bed and wrote a song that was in his head.

Yep. And only a couple of years later all he could think of doing was combing his damn hair and having a cup of coffee.
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 08:55:21 AM »

Yeah I heard a little something at the end there. Like Bobber said, you keep noodling with something until it clicks. Sometimes it takes you in another direction and bam you're imagining all the people.
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 09:12:57 AM »

Yeah I can hear snippets of Imagine Baz

most definitly
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 09:33:53 AM »

Hmmmm.... I can't here Imagine coming through...
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 06:57:03 PM »

Musically, "Imagine" is very simple (but then the song's point isn't virtuosic playing!),
split chords
(the high-low high-low high-low sound) plus broken chords (the one-two-three pattern). Those are both very basic piano-playing techniques, but I think the progression of
split, split, split, split, split, split, split, broken,
split, split, split, split, split, split, split, broken...
is still fairly distinctive to that song, and even if you try playing it with different actual chords, people will think "Ooh, sounds like 'Imagine'."
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 01:38:15 AM »

I think I heard Imagine in there but the song that comes closer to me is Love. Love is real, real is love....
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 01:45:46 AM »

I think John was playing the intro to this..


Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger (Official Video)
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 02:44:08 AM »

I think John was playing the intro to this..


Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger (Official Video)


Yep Lennons shameless ripping off of Oasis tunes doesn't get the attention it deserves.
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Re: Imagine...in 1969?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 05:03:02 AM »

Yep Lennons shameless ripping off of Oasis tunes doesn't get the attention it deserves.

and did you see Liam in the back of that car, granny glasses etc etc, John really was a copyist  ;)
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