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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2007, 10:53:10 PM »

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... and there's still much more: lyrics, wonderful sequence of minor chords and more and more ...

Yes raxo.  It's interesting to read the various interpretations mentioned here.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps can mean different things to different listeners at different times and at different ages.  It's taken on different meanings for me since I first heard it as a teenager.  That's what I meant when I said that each time I listen to this piece it's like hearing it for the first time.
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2007, 11:00:15 PM »

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"Each time ... it's like ... the first time" is a well form of describing the sensation most of us share  ;) ...

i feel exactly the same... i can't say it any better. my favourite beatle song. by far. and my favourite song of all. whenever i listen to something my friends don't like they put while my guitar gently weeps in... becaues they know exactly i can't turn it off...
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2007, 11:12:57 PM »

In regard to the comments about Eric Clapton, at the time of the White Album's release Cream had just broken up.  Though he wasn't credited, we all knew it was Clapton doing the solo.  No one else played like that at the time.  We dismissed the various critics' comments that George asked Eric Clapton to play the solo because he doubted his own ability.  It was a wonderful collaboration and it remains one of the finest tracks on The Beatles.

I was equally delighted to hear the acoustic version for the first time several years ago.  It provided greater insight into the writer's personality and his feelings at the time.
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2007, 11:46:30 PM »

The organ on the rock is good, adds something extra to it. Who played that?

Those who know what they played on each track and what instrument should tell us and illustrate it with picture. People would appreciate that.
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2007, 01:30:49 AM »

I think the song tanks personally. Its just too damn long and boring anymore for me.

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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2007, 01:55:06 PM »

I knew that a lot of people love it (there are more thread here showing it) but I think that not so many people had esplained so well what this masterpiece means for them. Thanks, Hello Goodbye, for those comments.
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i feel exactly the same... i can't say it any better. my favourite beatle song. by far. and my favourite song of all. whenever i listen to something my friends don't like they put while my guitar gently weeps in... becaues they know exactly i can't turn it off...
LOL! Glad that it's your favourite song. It's powerful, isn't it  :) ...
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2007, 11:27:35 PM »

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I think the song tanks personally. Its just too damn long and boring anymore for me.

I feel that the White Album is great for diverse reasons.
It has a wide range of sounds, styles, textures and moods.
Some songs are short, experimental and bizarre. Others are more conventional, poppy and catchy.
Such is the juxtaposition of a blank canvas. The conflict of sixties morality is embodied in the desolate obscurity of the White Album; a record that projected a pure white culture now tarnished by the complexities of drugs, politics and war.

The song although indulgent, is a heavy and crooked outlook on life & love.
The enslaved guitar and harrowing harmonies only help the desperate lyric.
As the Mccartney backing vocals of "yeah, yeah, yeah" fade out .... the bitter song 'Happyness Is A warm Gun' begins.
 
Personally - I think this segment of the White Album is one of its finest moments.
Two full bodied songs that aurally project the Beatles talent during 1968.
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2007, 11:52:04 PM »

Interesting point of view, Indica.
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2007, 12:14:51 AM »

I think it's a very beautiful song and a great piece of work from George.
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2007, 07:05:27 PM »

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The organ on the rock is good, adds something extra to it. Who played that?[...]

It's said that Paul played a hammond organ ...

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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2007, 09:06:15 PM »

Macca did (i think :-/) play on the Antholgy 3 demo version.
He played piano on the master recording.
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2007, 09:11:12 PM »

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Macca did (i think :-/) play on the Antholgy 3 demo version.
He played piano on the master recording.

Right, but he played the organ too ...
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2011, 12:08:52 AM »

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (HD)
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2011, 12:12:57 AM »

George Harrison - While my guitar gently weeps - The Concert For Bangladesh
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Re: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2011, 12:16:54 AM »

Eric Clapton - While my guitar gently weeps (HQ)(Concert for George)
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