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When Anthology was released, I was very impressed with Paul's first take of "I'm Looking Through You."  We know he was having some relationship problems with Jane Asher at the time.  The released version was quite tame in comparison to Take 1.  Although I liked this song for so many years, I feel Take 1 was worthy of release.  It was certainly as caustic as John's "Run For Your Life."  Paul really vented his feelings in that early take.  In many ways, I prefer Take 1.

Take 1...

The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You (Take 1)




The released version...

The Beatles- I'm Looking Through You (2009 Stereo Remaster)




Which version do you prefer?
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 11:47:56 PM »

The Anthology version was definately missing something in my opinion - but it IS one of THE best out-takes from the Beatles' catalogue! It's just a shame that Paul didn't have the "why tell me why..." segment for take one.

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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 01:24:13 AM »

I love the take 1 version. I was recently obsessed with it and played it over and over again. I thought I prefered it to the released version, but now I don't I don't know. I like them equally as much. The first version IS way more biting. Just the way he sings it and all. I love when he sings Your not the same! Great. I also love the more bluesy feel of it and the guitar parts where the Why oh why part usually is. But I like the Why oh why part too, so I do miss it.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 07:11:11 AM »

For me too: the 'why tell me why'-part makes the official version better.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006, 11:53:50 PM »

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I love the take 1 version. I was recently obsessed with it and played it over and over again. I thought I prefered it to the released version, but now I don't I don't know. I like them equally as much. The first version IS way more biting. Just the way he sings it and all. I love when he sings Your not the same! Great. I also love the more bluesy feel of it and the guitar parts where the Why oh why part usually is. But I like the Why oh why part too, so I do miss it.

You've summed up my feelings about the two versions, Sandra.  I suppose Take 1 shows that Paul was into Primal Scream Therapy years before John.

We're fortunate to have both takes.  By a slight margin, my preference is for Take 1, perhaps Paul's original concept.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006, 03:51:11 PM »

The released version from Rubber Soul.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2006, 01:55:01 AM »

Released version for me. Same reason as Bobber, the why tell me why part makes a little bit better.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006, 10:55:35 PM »

The released version on Rubber Soul is the best & it's a great McCartney classic from his Beatles days.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006, 01:47:48 AM »

Being trained in blues guitar, I would tend to prefer take 1.  I was around at the time the song came out.  The Yardbirds were popular with some of us at the time.  Take 1 always reminds me of that blues style. Perhaps Paul was a Yardbirds fan too.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 01:05:17 AM »

Hey!  I never voted in my own poll!    :)


....and so now, I have.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2009, 02:15:17 AM »

I dearly miss the false starts that were on the American version of Rubber Soul, missing from the British releases. I'll have to go buy the Capitol years set, I suppose!
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2009, 04:16:57 AM »

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I dearly miss the false starts that were on the American version of Rubber Soul, missing from the British releases. I'll have to go buy the Capitol years set, I suppose!
Those are pretty neat!  You can hear Paul humming during those false starts.  I alway considered them Paul's count-in.

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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2009, 08:46:33 AM »

Anthology version is fresh,I like it better.
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2009, 02:10:53 PM »

Released version
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2009, 02:16:21 PM »

released version for me. I also like the why tell me why part, so i think when it is not in it misses something,
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2012, 02:46:27 AM »

I started this thread as a poll several years ago.  With a change in servers a while back, the poll was lost.  So I'm adding the poll again.

Which version do you prefer?
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 03:10:13 AM »

For me too: the 'why tell me why'-part makes the official version better.

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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 09:13:08 PM »

I prefer the Take 1 version, I really love the way that one sounds, though it would be better if the "why, tell me why" part was in it! I like how people refer to that part, it totally makes the Rubber Soul version!
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2012, 02:34:47 AM »

I prefer the Take 1 version, I really love the way that one sounds, though it would be better if the "why, tell me why" part was in it! I like how people refer to that part, it totally makes the Rubber Soul version!

The "why tell me whys" tone down the sentiment of the song.  I mean if you're gonna tell someone off by saying "I'm looking through you," then emphasize it with a biting guitar solo and caustic "you're nowheres."

But the released version is nicely done.  The "why tell me why did you not treat me right...Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight" was plaintive enough to allow for a reconciliation with Jane.

Thank you, Jema, for not allowing me to be the only one casting a vote for Take 1.    :)
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Re: Poll: Which Is Your Favorite Version Of I'm Looking Through You?
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2012, 07:22:28 AM »

I've always liked this song a lot, mostly because "Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight" is a very clever way of stating an unfortunate truth. Discovering Take 1 was one of my favorite moments when I first listened to Anthology 2. I really had no idea at first what song it was so that was fun. Ironically, right around the time this topic was reintroduced I was doing that "can't stop listening to it" thing with Take 1. It's hard to pick a favorite; both versions are exactly where they belong since the released version fits the folk feel of Rubber Soul better. You're right Barry; we are fortunate to have both! And BTW, it kind of freaked me out when I listened to the Take 1 posted here. I thought there was something wrong with my CD since it doesn't have Norman Smith at the beginning. ha2ha
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