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Old March 4 2009, 10:43 AM   #21
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Re: The Beatles

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Zion Ravescene wrote: View Post
...."Abbey Road" - a true miracle of a record given the state of the band around that time.
Absolutely. After the messy and uncomfortable "Get Back" sessions that ground to a halt in early '69 the band was to all intents and purposes a lost cause - yet they got together one last time in the studio and created Abbey Road. A true achievement.
I know which record of theirs I'd rather consider as their final statement to the world. ["Free As A Bird"? - someone]
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...."I Want To Hold Your Hand" - its simplicity, innocence, optimism and sheer energy always wins me over.
Not a song I've ever really liked that much (mainly because of the twee lyrics), but after hearing Al Green's soulful, funky cover version I realized just how great the chord sequences are.
I managed to get hold of their German version of that song a few years ago. In the early days, for their German fans they recorded "Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand" and "Sie Liebt Dich" - quite fascinating listens, those.

"Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand":

"Sie Liebt Dich":
"In Germany, fear comes before sex... and if you're lucky, then a little bit later, an elf." -- Victoria Coren Mitchell
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