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Re: In My Life
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2005, 11:25:19 AM »

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The only song that comes close to rivalling In My Life is The Beach Boys God Only Knows. It's important to remember that hardly nobody were introspective in music at this point. John Lennon could be classed a genius solely for this track. Completely underrated in what it did for music and songwriting.

Know this is old, but thought Gerry and The Pacemakers Ferry Cross The Mersey, which predates In My Life by a year, deserve a nod:

Life goes on day after day
Hearts torn in every way
So ferry 'cross the Mersey
'cause this land's the place I love
and here I'll stay
People they rush everywhere
Each with their own secret care
So ferry 'cross the Mersey
and always take me there
The place I love
People around every corner
They seem to smile and say
We don't care what your name is boy
We'll never turn you away
So I'll continue to say
Here I always will stay
So ferry 'cross the Mersey
'cause this land's the place I love
and here I'll stay
and here I'll stay
Here I'll stay
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2005, 07:22:12 PM »

Thought I could link this with In my life - Rubber Soul - to - I'm Looking Through You..

Tenuous ..I know, but it didn't deserve a whole new thread.

I was reading Beatle Gear, and read this great little passage. Just wondered if anyone can back this up? -

Barry Tashian of The Remains - " We usually talked more about music and records [than instruments]. But I did ask Ringo about 'I'm Looking Through You' and that tapping percussion sound on it. He told me that I was privy to a great secret, that he just tapped on a pack of matches with his finger"

If this is true..it's another shade of expertise to fizzle the Anti-Ringo/Drumming myths..

what a true legend :)
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2005, 08:15:02 PM »

"Set fire to that lot. Okay, Ringo, thanks very much.
Ringo: Don't you et smart with me, you know."
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2005, 10:35:48 AM »

 Do you mind? Get over to your microphone. "Matchbox"....
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2005, 02:09:33 PM »

He's a great drummer, very good one. Lots of fantastic moments, but I love his drums in songs like: Long, Long, Long, A Day In The Life, I Me Mine, Come Together, She Said, She Said,... Do you know what I mean? Powerful drums!
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2005, 09:23:55 PM »

Ringos performance in a day in the life is 10 out of 10.
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2005, 10:45:27 PM »

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Ringos performance in a day in the life is 10 out of 10.

a classical one. How many drummers love that drums!!  :)
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2005, 10:53:16 PM »

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Hmmmm did John or even EMI have a mellotron in 1965? I don't think so! I think Macca's memory is a bit hazy there! :)

Maybe Paul was thinking about a keyboard instead of a mellotron, but his memory fails when he remembers that year. The same it happened to him when he was telling an anecdote about the favourites songs of John when they were filmming Help! and according to Paul, when listening a side of a tape, John prefaired Here There and Everywhere to the songs of him on the same side of the tape (filmming Help!)  :-/
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2010, 04:36:56 PM »

Hmmmm did John or even EMI have a mellotron in 1965? I don't think so! I think Macca's memory is a bit hazy there! :)
Actually, John owned a mellotron, purchased in 1965.
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2010, 07:22:22 AM »

Maybe Paul was thinking about a keyboard instead of a mellotron, but his memory fails when he remembers that year. The same it happened to him when he was telling an anecdote about the favourites songs of John when they were filmming Help! and according to Paul, when listening a side of a tape, John prefaired Here There and Everywhere to the songs of him on the same side of the tape (filmming Help!)  :-/

What makes you think his "memory fails"? They were listening to some songs being recorded for Revolver. I think Here There and Everywhere and For No One were on one side of the tape, I'm not sure what John songs were on there but I like both those songs MUCH better than any song John had on Revolver. Paul said that was one of the few times John came out and complimented his songs. What's so hard to believe about that?
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2010, 02:46:50 AM »

Well, there was Rubber Soul in between Help! and Revolver. Was "Here There and Everywhere" being recorded for Rubber Soul and they put it off until Revolver?
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2010, 06:04:23 PM »

Any claim that "In My Life" is 100% a Lennon song is incorrect.
The only question is the degree of Paul's help.
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2010, 03:12:55 PM »

I think Paul probably exaggerates the degree of involvement he had with this song, but it does sound like his style of writing, all right.
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2010, 08:21:53 PM »

I am curious why you suspect Paul in this matter.
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Re: In My Life
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2011, 02:26:40 PM »

I think Paul probably exaggerates the degree of involvement he had with this song, but it does sound like his style of writing, all right.

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didnt paul himself said that john wrote lyrics and he came up with melody? Anyway i think john wrote lyrics and they did the melody 2gether! One of my fav songs!

p.s and i love that piano  :)
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