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The Beatles — It's All Too Much (remix)
Album: Yellow Submarine
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Released: 1969
Length: 6:14
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To your mother!

It's all too much
It's all too much

When I look into your eyes
Your love is there for me
And the more I go inside
The more there is to see

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around you
Everywhere it's what you make for us to take
It's all too much

Floating down the stream of time
From life to life with me
Makes no difference where you are
Or where you'd like to be

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around here
All the world is birthday cake
So take a piece but not too much

Sell me on a silver sun
Where I know that I'm free
Show me that I'm everywhere
And get me home for tea

It's all too much for me to take
There's plenty there for everybody
The more you give, the more you get
The more it is and it's too much

Nice to have the time to take
This opportunity
Time for me to look at you
And you to look at me

It's all too much for me to see
The love that's shining all around here
The more I learn, the less I know
And what I do is all too much

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around you
Everywhere it's what you make for us to take
It's all too much

It's too much
It's too much

With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue
With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue
You're too much
We are getting better

Too much, too much
Too much, too much...
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Interesting to hear from the dislikers of this song. Not exactly a Beatle best, but I guess for the real fans and those who grew up with or learned (and are amazed) of their history can appreciate these types of numbers. This could come under the category of "If this song was done by anyone other than the Beatles then the song would most likely have failed" category.
So, as a die-hard Beatle fanatic, I like it!
BUT, it didn't need this remix.
Sounds like a group of fellas having a good time in the recording studio. 

And heck, so happens these fellas could fart better music than most.
There is an even longer 10 minute version I got off of the old Napster back in the day that is much more enjoyable than this mix.  It is more like the original version, just stretched out.
Must be my least favorite Beatles song. I dunno is it the hand clapping, repetition of lyrics not so sure but I don't feel good while it plays.
Primitive Radio Gods thankfully picks me back up again.
it is they share is not the rule but. your choice your choice...
 idiot_wind wrote:
Just remember: Buffalo Springfield was doing trippy music, two years before this album! 
 
Ummmmmmm....so what? Other artistes did many things before the Beatles. But the Beatles, when they did it, did it better!
 jelgator wrote:

Oh, there are plenty of blue ones too.
 
It's all too much!
I've always loved this tune. I was a huge Yellow Submarine fan when I was a kid. I can't tell you how disappointed I was that side 2 only had George Martin incidental music. And I was puzzled by Hey Bulldog, since it didn't appear in the original movie. But I knew it was a great song!

There's something funny about this remix that I don't like. Not sure what it is. For one thing, it doesn't start with that incomprehensible exclamation (which is "To your mother!" if you believe the lyrics posted here.)
Sadly a lot of people now want the whole Birthday Cake
 idiot_wind wrote:
Just remember: Buffalo Springfield was doing trippy music, two years before this album! 
 
True, but The Beatles, Yardbirds, Birds, and Beach Boys were also doing psychedelic/trippy stuff by 1966.
 stevenstarr wrote:
I've always loved this album and the movie is worth seeing again. The blue meanies are still out there only there all red now

 
Oh, there are plenty of blue ones too.
Just remember: Buffalo Springfield was doing trippy music, two years before this album! 
 NickDanger wrote:

"It's just half a hole."

 
I don't know why the TV Station showed this every Thanksgiving in the 70s, but all us kids would sit in front of the TV and watch it every year. 
I've always loved this album and the movie is worth seeing again. The blue meanies are still out there only there all red now
 DocStrangelove wrote:
not all remixes are improvements ...

 
No indeed.  This sounds more like the reincarnation Tame Impala than original Beatles.
 tockpeas wrote:
8 -> 9

 
Just did the same thing before I saw yours. It took me back to a mescaline trip and just how much I heard and FELT when this came on. This triggers some strong endorphins every time...
not all remixes are improvements ...
 Angry_Old_Man wrote:
"I've got a hole in me pocket"

 
"It's just half a hole."
8 -> 9


"I've got a hole in me pocket"
 thewiseking wrote:
Amazing how great, even timeless, this psychedelic George and John stuff still sounds, whereas much of the McCartney Seaside Vaudevillian Music Hall oeuvre has aged poorly. 
 
Not sure I agree with you.  Seems like a lot of McCartney tunes (and Lennon/McCartney tunes) have become staples of elevator and lobby music.  Not saying lobby music is a celebration of greatness, just that is a measurement of "music that is here to stay".
Amazing how great, even timeless, this psychedelic George and John stuff still sounds, whereas much of the McCartney Seaside Vaudevillian Music Hall oeuvre has aged poorly. 
There are those that may find the descriptor "Godlike" to be a tad hyperbolic. I think that, in this instance, I like it just fine.  
 Skydog wrote:
I don't think this remix was on the YSub album was it?

 
No, there was no such thing as remixes back then.
A mere 7 on the scale? 
That's all too little.
 
I don't think this remix was on the YSub album was it?
This album was more about the cartoon than the music, I sharpied a Blue Meany on my ultimate frisbee and my snowboard helmut.
There are some bands whose work should never be remixed... this is one of them.

Can a Rembrandt painting be improved by anyone other than... Rembrandt?   
If you really think about it, it's just not enough. 
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Who are these people who sound sorta like the Beatles? Oh.

 
beatle dolls
{#Wave}
It's Only a Northern Song
 k-man wrote:
Man, do these guys evoke feelings through sound.

My mind is warping in place.

 
Take us to Warp Speed Mr. Sulu~
Blistering psychedelia before there was such a thing. Recorded before the Summer of Love, and still sounding alive and triumphant 50 years later. George Harrison's talent and confidence clearly on the rise in this somewhat neglected track.

Viva George!
 LawrenceSheppard wrote:
Never heard this before, and hopefully never again. Ugh.

 
Such tunnel-vision comments are all too much. One of their best tunes, out of several dozen very memorable sonic memorabilia
Somewhere I have a 10 or 12 minute version from the old napster daze.  Have to go and find it.
Never heard this before, and hopefully never again. Ugh.
Man, do these guys evoke feelings through sound.

My mind is warping in place.
Way too much...
I was hearing "Family of Man" by 3 Dog Night in there
 
ugh.
 dragon1952 wrote:

Get a hold of some shrooms....it'll sound much "newer"

 
Agreed, the origin was probably the Merseys, not the McCoys.
 helgigermany wrote:
Is very old, sounds very old!

 
Get a hold of some shrooms....it'll sound much "newer"
Is very old, sounds very old!
Not talking about this song in particular, but when I hear the Fab Four I stop for a minute and think about how

it all happened in less than a single decade - 1962-1970

Mind blowing... 
Too much too much
 Lazarus wrote:
 WonderLizard wrote:
Y'really think a 'bot wrote this? Just askin'...

Thank you, WonderLizard...  hope life is grand for you these days...

everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

 
You, too, Laz—one of RP's rays of eternal sunshine.
I don't care for this as much as the first one.
give me their original mix anyday.
this is just to clipped on so many levels. Does not reach as high. 
Who are these people who sound sorta like the Beatles? Oh.
I can't even give this a number...just didn't work for me at all
Merhaba
 GTT wrote:
I like the original mix much better.

 
Agreed.  It's probably my favorite "new" song from that album/soundtrack, but this remix cleans it up and makes it sound ridiculous.  All the atmospheric noise is one of the things I've always loved about the original track.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Y'really think a 'bot wrote this? Just askin'...

Thank you, WonderLizard...  hope life is grand for you these days...

everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...
I like the original mix much better.
All you need is love! So why couldn't they forgive each other and continue making awesome music?
terrible indeed
Make it stop
As with the song's title, this is way too much :)
 ziakut wrote:
Not a hater...but I thought most all of the 'Yellow Submarine' output was rather substandard fluff.
 
They were under contract to United Artists for the music for a third film. This was their way to honor that without having to endure another Help! So yeah, most of the material are things that wouldn't have otherwise seen the light of the day given other circumstances. 

That said, this track and Hey, Bulldog are faves. The rest of it is pretty much fodder. The other exception: All You Need Is Love, which was part of a first-ever worldwide satellite broadcast that preceded this LP by only a short while. 
I've noticed how much George's voice has grown on me over the decades. (Obviously) his music is simply on a different level than the two giants of John and Paul.  Interpret that as you will.
Not a hater...but I thought most all of the 'Yellow Submarine' output was rather substandard fluff.
Quite surprising how much of this song actually songs very current. Not so much the singing - that sounds pretty dated now, but definitely the guitar work - wouldn't go amiss in any modern indy/rock band.

Just goes to show how massively influential  The Beatles still are!
It's kinda cruel to drop the Beatles into a Thom Yorke sequence ...

Atoms For Peace — Before Your Very Eyes...
The Beatles — It's All Too Much (remix)
Radiohead — These Are My Twisted Words

If you try to explain that this one and that one were created decades after the one in the middle ... where is the progress?
 jimj wrote:
Wow. This really sucks. 

 
Someone should invent a hearing aid for the heart. It's not too much to ask. 

9 >11.  
I've never heard this wonderful song sound so awful. Is it because it's a remixed version?
DELIGHTFUL. If I had to, or even could, pick my 10 favorite Beatle songs, this would be one of them. A mere five years from Twist and Shout to this...
 (former member) wrote:
It's just an indication of how prolific the Beatles were that they first recorded the Harrison song "It's All Too Much" in 1967, actually before the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but it did not thematically match that album, and they had planned to put it on the next release, Magical Mystery Tour, but it was pushed up to Yellow Submarine...

we be dancing...  love it...
 

Y'really think a 'bot wrote this? Just askin'...
 bachbeet wrote:
Always dug this song.  No matter what version they played.

As for the teacher discussing their evolution from She Loves You to this and beyond, well, I just said today to my wife that the great thing about the Beatles was that even in the less profound songs, they were just really a huge level above a lot of the other songs at the time.  For example, Help is not really deep but it is excellent.  And, If I Fell was a musically complex song that changed keys: something unheard of then in Rock.  Jazz and Classical yes but not Rock.  I really appreciate them even more now (back then I really didn't think about key changes much).
 
Yes indeedy. I appreciate your willingness to buck the tide of disparagement that seems to have been elicited by this song. At some point it is worth recognizing that not everything that is good is supremely excellent. Good is pretty good sometimes.
I know this isn't George Harrison's best song, but listening to this, and to "I Want to Tell You" from Rubber Soul, I can't help but think that John and Paul sometimes liked to sabotage George's songs.  Mind you, this is a remix so maybe the original is less stuffed.

Really this is one of their worst pieces.
 jimj wrote:
Wow. This really sucks. 
 
Too much!
Marvelous !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow. This really sucks. 
 jagdriver wrote:

(Recording engineer) Geoff Emerick's account, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles is a far better account of this aspect of the Fabs' career.

 
Yes.

If one doesn't mind reading the bitter account of an engineer who can't work out why he is the only man on the planet who credits himself with essentially turning an otherwise ordinary band into The Fab Four.

...and who the hell does that Martin guy think he was anyway? 

The Mark Lewisham book was my go-to. 
 Rockit wrote:
Yes a little too much!
 
a lot too much.. like at the end, when that's all they can think to say... at least they got the title right.

hey maybe this should be the title track of the next remixed anniversary lets-make-a-buck reissue. or better yet - a box set that includes every time each one of them ever belched in to a microphone. they could sequence them to make it sound like one long burp to the melody of love me do. and so many people would buy it, glorify and praise it. and on the seventh day the creators could rest, and look upon their work and say "it is right and (looking in their wallets) it is sooo good".
 (former member) wrote:


I agree... absolutely awesome song...


 
 
Apparently, this is appreciated in an "impaired" state (and that is up for debate as to what is "impaired"). Anyway, several of us were there-sorry the rest missed the experience. You'll find your own, hopefully....
Huge step up from DMB.  A definite Quantum Leap.
Yes a little too much!
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Hearing the fuzzed-out guitar reminds me of my favorite quote from Sir George Martin: "Sometimes there's nothing like NOISE!"

 His book, All You Need Is Ears is worth the trouble and cost of finding it if you are interested in the technical details of their recordings.
 
(Recording engineer) Geoff Emerick's account, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles is a far better account of this aspect of the Fabs' career.



I also recommend:



And I recently purchased Recording the Beatles, although I haven't dug into it yet.

"With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue...." - from Sorrow by the Merseybeats or the Merseys version of that group, quoted here by the greatest band in RnR history and covered by arguably the greatest British solo artist in RnR history, Mr. Bowie on his Pinups album.


I can't believe it! I finally found a Beatles song that I really dislike. I thought that was impossible, but there it is. Feel like the washing machine has an uneven load. But hey, the other hundred odd songs are all 10s.
Hearing the fuzzed-out guitar reminds me of my favorite quote from Sir George Martin: "Sometimes there's nothing like NOISE!"

 His book, All You Need Is Ears is worth the trouble and cost of finding it if you are interested in the technical details of their recordings.
 shanydawg wrote:
sounds like ringo was drunk on this one
 
Was he sober during this time period?  I know he is now.
Always dug this song.  No matter what version they played.

As for the teacher discussing their evolution from She Loves You to this and beyond, well, I just said today to my wife that the great thing about the Beatles was that even in the less profound songs, they were just really a huge level above a lot of the other songs at the time.  For example, Help is not really deep but it is excellent.  And, If I Fell was a musically complex song that changed keys: something unheard of then in Rock.  Jazz and Classical yes but not Rock.  I really appreciate them even more now (back then I really didn't think about key changes much).
I teach a high school English class called Lyricism, and we moved onto The Beatles this week. We talked about the evolution of their lyrics from "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to songs like this and "Within You and Without You". My God, we witnessed genius back then. We were so fortunate.
sounds like ringo was drunk on this one
Only a 9? What was I thinking? What a hopeful, upbeat, evocative song. 
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
Rest in peace, John!  Your star shines in the heavens, and are we grateful for the gifts you left us.  PAX.



  This song is from George.... RIP too .


 MiracleDrug wrote:
TEN

BRILLIANT

'NUFF SAID
 

I agree... absolutely awesome song...


 
TEN

BRILLIANT

'NUFF SAID
Rest in peace, John!  Your star shines in the heavens, and are we grateful for the gifts you left us.  PAX.



 Dave_Mack wrote:
Love this one, especially the super-buzzy geetar. But what does he say right at the beginning?  I've always wondered...
 
Hey Dave, sounds like a candidate for Finish the Lyric
"To your m_________"

I play this song to the younguns in my art appreciation class to expose them to the real creativity of The Beatles in the studio and how they layerd in backward looped guitar riffs, feedback, melotron and many other textures to the aural canvas. Just brilliant!


 vstapf wrote:
I know it makes me a bit of a freak, but I just have never really "gotten" the Beatles ... seem like nice guys, but I find their music boring :-(.
 
Freak. {#Wink}
 rowdydaisy wrote:
Does anyone hear "The Familily Family of Man" in this?
 
That song was released several years after this one.  I don't hear it, but it would not surprise me if Three Dog Night or their producers were influenced by The Beatles.  Lots of bands were.



I'll dance to this...





It's just an indication of how prolific the Beatles were that they first recorded the Harrison song "It's All Too Much" in 1967, actually before the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but it did not thematically match that album, and they had planned to put it on the next release, Magical Mystery Tour, but it was pushed up to Yellow Submarine...

we be dancing...  love it...

 



Love this one, especially the super-buzzy geetar. But what does he say right at the beginning?  I've always wondered...

This was my favorite song after Fool on the Hill. Listened to it a lot way back then! It got airplay in my neighborhood.


soooo cool...  love it...

 
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Never heard this on any radio station ever in my 41 years. The original or this fun remix.

Thank you.
 
Original, but not as popular as the other Yellow Sub tunes.  Not sure I ever heard in on the wireless, either, and I've been listening longer than 41 years.  Of course, that's what makes RP great!
Far out!  It's all to much for me to take, man.


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
I know it makes me a bit of a freak, but I just have never really "gotten" the Beatles ... seem like nice guys, but I find their music boring :-(.
Never heard this on any radio station ever in my 41 years. The original or this fun remix.

Thank you.
Hmm. Got any more Arlo Guthrie to play, Bill?
 rowdydaisy wrote:
Does anyone hear "The Familily of Man" in this?
 Yes I can almost hear that Three Dog Night tune. You're right!Can you hear "Sorrow" near the end?. Once done by Bowie, but I'm sure The Beatles referred to the 60's version.


 helgigermany wrote:
Not good for Beatles and too long!
 
Get a life man...

F1 wrote:
I consider any tampering with Beatles songs to be sacrilege.
 HazzeSwede wrote:
So the Love album is out then  ?{#Stop}
Pyro wrote:
for more than a year now

 
Yes,Pyro,I knew that {#Smile} My record dealer phoned me as soon as he had it in store. My comment was to F1 and his thoughts ,if any, of said Beatles Album
"LOVE". I think remastering as in this song,can be a good thing,not a sacrilege.
The Love CD and the DVD,that has a very good sound,I truely Love ! STILL !

 helgigermany wrote:
Not good for Beatles and too long!
 
You're on drugs.

 jimbaca wrote:
Wasn't this song played during the closing credits of "Yellow Submarine?"
 
It's the finale song — celebrating all things beautiful and the victory over the Blue Meanies.  It plays as the closing song, then "All Together Now" plays over the credits.


Does anyone hear "The Familily of Man" in this?
Not good for Beatles and too long!


This song is soooo groovy...  love it...

 
 jimbaca wrote:
Wasn't this song played during the closing credits of "Yellow Submarine?"
 
wasn't it "all together now"?  can't remember...lost somewhere in the cobwebs inside................it's all too much.......LOVE this song

Wasn't this song played during the closing credits of "Yellow Submarine?"

The Beatles make me soul sing!{#Bananajam}


hmmm trippy

 apd wrote:

I think they're both quoting from the same source - Bowie's was a cover of a song from one of the Merseybeat groups from the mid-60's.

  
Yes, that lyric is from "Sorrow" which Bowie covered on "Pin-Ups".  The song was originally recorded by The McCoys and then by The Merseys - who had a hit in the UK with the song in 1966 or so.


The last few seconds of "too-much, too-much,too-much,too-much,too-much," sounds like the karate kata from the evil island of Dr. Kwan.