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The Beatles — Across The Universe
Album: Let It Be
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8.4

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Total ratings: 2019









Released: 1970
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me

Jai guru deva
Om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
They call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe

Jai guru deva
Om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my opened ears
Inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
And calls me on and on across the universe

Jai guru deva
Om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
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 Skydog wrote:
I was playing Bowie's "Young Americans" album this morning and really getting into Bowie's version and now I PSD'd this
 
And no one really gives a shit!
 chinaski wrote:
Whaddya know, Paul McCartney's first backing band before he finally became famous with Wings. And that Jai Guru Deva guy's name doesn't even appear in the credits on the back of the album. How Jagger/Richards of them.

*ducks*

 
It doesn't appear that any of their names are on the back of the album.  Nice shout out to Billy Preston, though.  Very Jagger/Richards of them.
 
Image result for back cover of let it be
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The last time I commented on this song was in 2012, when I remembered a small circle of friends who dug this when it came out. In the years since, several of those friends have left on their cosmic journeys. RIP Barney, Kathryn, and Faith. Be at peace. This song will always bring your faces to me.
 nomnol wrote:
You had to be there to appreciate it.

 
Not necessarily, though I guess it could help.
*om*
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Whaddya know, Paul McCartney's first backing band before he finally became famous with Wings. And that Jai Guru Deva guy's name doesn't even appear in the credits on the back of the album. How Jagger/Richards of them.

*ducks*
What can be said? Magical. From the best ever.
 nomnol wrote:
You had to be there to appreciate it.

 
This is a great song.

The Beatles material circa 64 to 70 has survived extremely well IMO.

Being there was terrific.  It was.  

A neighbour gave me my first LP in circa 66:  Long Tall Sally. I would have been 10 or 11.  I suspect that she did not like, no matter.  I was thrilled.  
You had to be there to appreciate it.
 Cynaera wrote:
I don't believe even a single percent of the rumors that surround any Beatles song - people say what they want.

I love this song - it's ethereal, simple and complex, and just good for the ears (hi, romeotuma!{#Wave}) I have rainbows dancing around my room from a prism hanging in my window, and it's beautiful and inspiring. I think I feel  my muse coming back from points French. Meanwhile, thank you, RP. Always, you provide music that makes us react, whether positively or negatively. What a wonderful place to call "home"! {#Sunny}
  

We all miss you so much, Cynaera...  miss John and George, just like you... love this beautiful song, which is from a magnificent album...  Radio Paradise is soooo good for the ears...
Great song.  Quite liked the movie as well.
Generally like Beatles but this is  kinda caterwaully. 
 pure lyrical poetry this.. {#Music}
At my high school there was an English class that used Beatles music as the jump-off point for every lecture and assignment.
and a good sunday morning to all, amen
Jai guru deva!
Kripa kerahu guru deva kinai
 
 ppopp wrote:
 Much loveliness. 

 
Simply stated and totally agree .... great song!
 Much loveliness. 
I was playing Bowie's "Young Americans" album this morning and really getting into Bowie's version and now I PSD'd this
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Beautiful song.   Easy 9

 
Easy 10+
Beautiful song.   Easy 9
 ajlept wrote:
With the Beatles, it's not about the sonic quality or content. It's about the passion, soul, timeliness, and history. This song reaches into the depths of my youth and moves my soul. Many who have never experienced this music in it's prime will not get it. I feel fortunate.

 
That's basically true for all music we used to love as teens.
Right on both counts.
Don't cross the Beatles of I Feel Fine with the expanded consciousness or subject range of their last songs.  A Hard Day's Night is not the same band (or solo artist) as Let it Be. 


ajlept wrote:
With the Beatles, it's not about the sonic quality or content. It's about the passion, soul, timeliness, and history. This song reaches into the depths of my youth and moves my soul. Many who have never experienced this music in it's prime will not get it. I feel fortunate.

  
Well said! and it is their loss by not getting it! {#Bounce}


 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Yep, the worst of the Beatles. PSD.

 
Isn't Ob-la-da a million times worse?
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Yep, the worst of the Beatles. PSD.

 

I agree.  probably the ONLY song by them I really dont like at all.

And yet....   I'm sure many people love this song...  just goes to show what makes the world go round I guess... heh


 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Yep, the worst of the Beatles. PSD.
 
The Beatles definitely had a few clunkers on the early albums, but this?
I don't think so.
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Pretty close to the bottom of Beatle songs. PSD...
 
Agreed.... and I'm a lifelong Fab 4 FANatic (saw 'em on Ed Sullivan, blah, blah, blah).


Yep, the worst of the Beatles. PSD.
 adpucci wrote:

hmmm but this is a song composed and played and sung by George #justsayin

anyway, there's some weirdos listening to RP for this song not to have a rating of perfect 10.

{#Guitarist}
 
Umm, no. John all the way.
 ajlept wrote:
With the Beatles, it's not about the sonic quality or content. It's about the passion, soul, timeliness, and history. This song reaches into the depths of my youth and moves my soul. Many who have never experienced this music in it's prime will not get it. I feel fortunate.

 
Well said! and it is their loss by not getting it! {#Bounce}
 adpucci wrote:

hmmm but this is a song composed and played and sung by George #justsayin

anyway, there's some weirdos listening to RP for this song not to have a rating of perfect 10.

{#Guitarist}
 
Also it was 1980 and also he got the killer's name wrong, but that's just as well.

There are other takes of this (the single version and "Naked" version) that are better. Phil Spector didn't bury every song on the album in treacle, but this one is up there. Still, the song itself is just amazing, obviously. 
 adpucci wrote:
hmmm but this is a song composed and played and sung by George #justsayin
 
Not sure where you got that idea.
Written and sung by John.
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Tempting fate, and, Of course, John David Chapman put the lie to this... When was that? 1979?  NY was a different universe then, for sure.

 
hmmm but this is a song composed and played and sung by George #justsayin

anyway, there's some weirdos listening to RP for this song not to have a rating of perfect 10.

{#Guitarist}
Tempting fate, and, of course, Mark David Chapman put the lie to this... When was that? 1979?  NY was a different universe then, for sure.
Wow
 
 ChrisVIII wrote:

I'm one of those unfortunate ones :) I can see that there is something different in what they did but to me it's certainly not "timeless", rather stuck in that past. Their music is not that easy to feel / access, to me, it's way too idealistic and doesn't apply to the world today, I don't feel connected to their message. It's weird in itself since they sing about peace and love, but their world is simply not mine and I feel like telling them to open their eyes and see reality. When I listen to them, I have a weird idea that indeed, maybe it was better before. It seems more difficult to be optimistic and dreaming nowadays... 

 
Sounds like the innocence of life is lost at a younger age these days. Us baby boomers have remembrance of innocence at a more mature stage of life (except the victims of abuse of one form or another....so sorry). Every once in a while, our minds need an "enema." Music and meditation are good for the soul.


 ajlept wrote:
(...) Many who have never experienced this music in it's prime will not get it. I feel fortunate.

 
I'm one of those unfortunate ones :) I can see that there is something different in what they did but to me it's certainly not "timeless", rather stuck in that past. Their music is not that easy to feel / access, to me, it's way too idealistic and doesn't apply to the world today, I don't feel connected to their message. It's weird in itself since they sing about peace and love, but their world is simply not mine and I feel like telling them to open their eyes and see reality. When I listen to them, I have a weird idea that indeed, maybe it was better before. It seems more difficult to be optimistic and dreaming nowadays... 
With the Beatles, it's not about the sonic quality or content. It's about the passion, soul, timeliness, and history. This song reaches into the depths of my youth and moves my soul. Many who have never experienced this music in it's prime will not get it. I feel fortunate.
 moodfood wrote:
Lennon describes my view of the universe perfectly.. {#Yes}

 
That's a great view. I wish more people had that too.
Beautiful song
Lennon describes my view of the universe perfectly.. {#Yes}
 slider23 wrote:
painful weakness

 
I'm sure you'll get stronger in time.
Laibach version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q5mlb3Bjzs
painful weakness
-1...  Thank God for PSD. 
So, who is this Psycho Dave Lennon is going on about?
A fantastic song for a wednesday morning in Barcelona
 Stratocaster wrote:
Then please go away!

You should seek medical attention for the ear-bleeding and psychiatric attention for thinking this is a very, very, very bad song.
 
No sense in insulting your fellow listener.
I agree that it is a bad song. If it weren't Lennon, folks would agree more quickly.
 jnhashmi wrote:
Are those female voices? On a Beatles song?!

 
That's Phil Spector's 'magic' touch.  I think it's a couple of the groupies who hung around Apple Studios back then doing those backing vocals.
 jnhashmi wrote:
Are those female voices? On a Beatles song?!

 
Remember the backing vocals in Birthday? Yoko Ono, Jane Asher, Patti Harrison & Maureen Starkey.
Are those female voices? On a Beatles song?!
 Stingray wrote:

Hahahaha...! My last wish on the death-bed - I guess - will be to get an invitation for a  buck ass naked dance in your multitude. But you must promise to stay away from my nipples, if you don't mind!

 
You are welcome to dance buck ass naked in my mushrooming multitude of churches anytime, hotnut, and we will stay away from your nipples!  Hope you be having a marvelous moment right now...

love this marvelous song...  love this whole marvelous album...
Pretty close to the bottom of Beatle songs. PSD...
Perfect timing. Exactly what I needed right now...
I can't say that I understood this song as a child, but somehow it gave me a great deal of hope. :)
 MikeszCZ wrote:

very, very, very bad song.

edit: please, stop it. :( Iam bleeding from ears.



 
Then please go away!

You should seek medical attention for the ear-bleeding and psychiatric attention for thinking this is a very, very, very bad song.

 
{#Bananapiano}   G O D L I K E for me as a minimum
 Shimmer wrote:
I think that John is just saying that Paul didn't take John's songs as seriously as his own. That seems plausible to me, and I can imagine that Paul's attitude could have a lot of influence on others in the studio. . . . (excerpt)
 
Well I can't disagree with that, but it did work both ways.
If you've listened to "Teddy Boy" on the Anthology 3 CD for instance, you'll hear John mocking the song mercilessly as they record a demo. One could say that it was "good natured ribbing" but at that point the rot had set in, and every "joke" was thinly veiled spite.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

He's paranoid. We're supposed to believe that George Martin or whoever the producer was, and everyone else involved, would go along with this "sabotage" and intentionally make John's songs sound bad and Paul's sound good? Don't think so.
I've never noticed any difference in the recording quality of Paul's and John's songs.

 
I think that John is just saying that Paul didn't take John's songs as seriously as his own. That seems plausible to me, and I can imagine that Paul's attitude could have a lot of influence on others in the studio.

Personally, I do think that John's songs have a rougher sound than Paul's in general. I originally thought this was a deliberate preference on John's part, but perhaps he just got frustrated at Paul's lack of interest.

We weren't there, of course, so we'll never know for sure. 
 Shimmer wrote:
It's interesting that Lennon felt that McCartney tried to destroy this song (among others):

The Beatles didn't make a good record of it. I think subconsciously sometimes we - I say 'we,' though I think Paul did it more than the rest of us; Paul would... sort of subconsciously try and destroy a great song.He subconsciously tried to destroy songs, meaning that we'd play experimental games with my great pieces, like Strawberry Fields - which I always felt was badly recorded. That song got away with it and it worked. But usually we'd spend hours doing little detailed cleaning-ups of Paul's songs; when it came to mine, especially if it was a great song like Strawberry Fields or Across The Universe, somehow this atmosphere of looseness and casualness and experimentation would creep in. Subconscious sabotage. He'll deny it, 'cause he's got a bland face and he'll say the sabotage doesn't exist. But this is the kind of thing I'm talking about, where I was always seeing what was going on... I began to think, Well maybe I'm paranoid. But it's not paranoid; it's absolute truth.
 
He's paranoid. We're supposed to believe that George Martin or whoever the producer was, and everyone else involved, would go along with this "sabotage" and intentionally make John's songs sound bad and Paul's sound good? Don't think so.
I've never noticed any difference in the recording quality of Paul's and John's songs.
It's interesting that Lennon felt that McCartney tried to destroy this song (among others):

The Beatles didn't make a good record of it. I think subconsciously sometimes we - I say 'we,' though I think Paul did it more than the rest of us; Paul would... sort of subconsciously try and destroy a great song.

He subconsciously tried to destroy songs, meaning that we'd play experimental games with my great pieces, like Strawberry Fields - which I always felt was badly recorded. That song got away with it and it worked. But usually we'd spend hours doing little detailed cleaning-ups of Paul's songs; when it came to mine, especially if it was a great song like Strawberry Fields or Across The Universe, somehow this atmosphere of looseness and casualness and experimentation would creep in. Subconscious sabotage. He'll deny it, 'cause he's got a bland face and he'll say the sabotage doesn't exist. But this is the kind of thing I'm talking about, where I was always seeing what was going on... I began to think, Well maybe I'm paranoid. But it's not paranoid; it's absolute truth.


The distribution of ratings suggests maybe it's your taste that's terrible. Or maybe you're right and everybody else in the world is wrong. That so often happens with geniuses. And others.
 

Stingray wrote:

So it really exists: A BAD BEATLES SONG!

 

TERRRRRRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 


{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}       Has to be G O D L I K E. + + + + + + +
 Stingray wrote:

So it really exists: A BAD BEATLES SONG!

 

TERRRRRRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 

Sure...if you don't get it...I could see your point. But I don't...and nothings going to change my mind ;)
 Lazarus wrote:


Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 hope you are having a marvelous Friday, treatment_bound...

 

Hahahaha...! My last wish on the death-bed - I guess - will be to get an invitation for a  buck ass naked dance in your multitude. But you must promise to stay away from my nipples, if you don't mind!


So it really exists: A BAD BEATLES SONG!

 

TERRRRRRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 MikeszCZ wrote:

very, very, very bad song.

edit: please, stop it. :( Iam bleeding from ears.

 
Clearly there is something wrong with your ears.

very, very, very bad song.

edit: please, stop it. :( Iam bleeding from ears.


This song and A Day in the Life are my favorite Beatles.  Wonderful!
 gjr wrote:


Agreed!!!  Bill - you need to put an "HC" rating i here somewhere - but only for Beatle songs!!            {#Bananajam} 

 
A special Beatles ratting? How about 0? 
Enough with the Beatles allready!!! 
 agracindo wrote:
Beatles are hors concours... You should have a script preventing anyone from rating just their songs. ;)

 

Agreed!!!  Bill - you need to put an "HC" rating i here somewhere - but only for Beatle songs!!            {#Bananajam} 
 treatment_bound wrote:
This lovely tune should be enough for Lazarus to step out of his confessional booth and post something positive, right?
 

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 hope you are having a marvelous Friday, treatment_bound...
This lovely tune should be enough for Lazarus to step out of his confessional booth and post something positive, right?
 gjr wrote:
the unfortunate, ultimate exemplar of the sum of the parts being no where near the whole

 

 so true
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q5mlb3Bjzs

also interesting:-)
the unfortunate, ultimate exemplar of the sum of the parts being no where near the whole
Can't steal the parts that are free to begin with, which are probably the only things truly worth possessing...
 hd220 wrote:
Always been a big Beatles fan.  They have always been to me the best and most important band in our recent history.  However, for some reason, over the past 10+ months, I have found a new fascination and appreciation of their music, both as a band and as individual musicians.  This may have been triggered in part by one day listening to Tomorrow Never Knows on RP.  In the past, I could never really get into this particular song but when I heard it that time on RP I thought - wow, this could have been created today, not sound dated and it would blow away everything current.  Everything on this song - technique, style, experimentation, drumming (reminiscent of Ticket to Ride but faster tempo), etc pushed the envelope so far forward that no one has yet pushed it beyond it yet or created anything that has had so much influence on so many other musicians any other time in the past 50 years. (wow - half a decade ago(!) and we are still talking about this band).  Don't get me wrong, so, so many great bands and so, so much great music out there . . . but, this band and this song, as well as a few other Beatles songs were pivotal to what we have been listening to over the past 50 years and even today (less much of the corporate "hip-crap" $—t glorifying particular lifestyles being fed down kids throats today).

I've always been one to think that Sgt. Pepper was the big deal.  It is a great album, but over time, I've come to the opinion that the turning point in the Beatles career were the Rubber Soul and Revolver albums.  Sgt. Pepper was the icing.  In addition, nothing has ever come close to the second side of Abbey Road in its polish, flow and beauty.  Fitting that McCartney's chose to close off the album and their career with "The End" and the last recorded Beatles line "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."  That line sums up the Beatles soul over the years and life in general.

A highly recommended book I read last summer is: Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America, by Jonathan Gould, on Amazon.

Long Live Radio Paradise and your so huge eclectic mix of music.

Cheers.

 



  
couldn't have said it better myself.....how they started (yeah yeah yeah) to songs like this.......i've yet to see a band match their output from help to abbey road.  rubber soul and revolver were nothing short of just pure brilliance.  my only detraction is sgt. pepper.  with the exception of "day in the life" some of the cuts seem like they were just pushing themselves in a direction (read: concept album) that they didn't want to go in.  when they got back to just plain and simple writing and playing music - they blossomed.  people will always argue that the white album should have only been a single lp - but i digress.   even as they disintegrated during the "let it be" sessions (see the movie, it's just too painful) they produced wonders such as this, let it be and long and winding road. and they put all of their shit aside to leave the world with Abbey Road - rock-n-roll's epic masterpiece.

 as george harrison said in an interview many many years ago "everybody's been stealing our shit for the last thirty years"

 'nuf ced george.



I always thought the intro to this song (the first 6 measures or so) was nothing shy of pure genius.

Even just the first few strokes sends shivers down me spine... What a launch into a full-texture song. Simply amazing.
Who are the people who gave this a one? Really?
Like most things simple it will last forever

a breeze on your cheek
an image caught from the corner of your eye but never seen 
sensations felt but never put into words
life 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Inspired a very interesting movie as well.
The imagery is spectacular!
I miss you John Lennon.
 hd220 wrote:
Always been a big Beatles fan.  They have always been to me the best and most important band in our recent history.  However, for some reason, over the past 10+ months, I have found a new fascination and appreciation of their music, both as a band and as individual musicians.  This may have been triggered in part by one day listening to Tomorrow Never Knows on RP.  In the past, I could never really get into this particular song but when I heard it that time on RP I thought - wow, this could have been created today, not sound dated and it would blow away everything current.  Everything on this song - technique, style, experimentation, drumming (reminiscent of Ticket to Ride but faster tempo), etc pushed the envelope so far forward that no one has yet pushed it beyond it yet or created anything that has had so much influence on so many other musicians any other time in the past 50 years. (wow - half a decade ago(!) and we are still talking about this band).  Don't get me wrong, so, so many great bands and so, so much great music out there . . . but, this band and this song, as well as a few other Beatles songs were pivotal to what we have been listening to over the past 50 years and even today (less much of the corporate "hip-crap" $—t glorifying particular lifestyles being fed down kids throats today).

I've always been one to think that Sgt. Pepper was the big deal.  It is a great album, but over time, I've come to the opinion that the turning point in the Beatles career were the Rubber Soul and Revolver albums.  Sgt. Pepper was the icing.  In addition, nothing has ever come close to the second side of Abbey Road in its polish, flow and beauty.  Fitting that McCartney's chose to close off the album and their career with "The End" and the last recorded Beatles line "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."  That line sums up the Beatles soul over the years and life in general.

A highly recommended book I read last summer is: Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America, by Jonathan Gould, on Amazon.

Long Live Radio Paradise and your so huge eclectic mix of music.

Cheers.

 



 
I was going to make my own comment but I couldn't have said it better than this.  I totally agree with all your points.  I went through Beatlemania in 62-64 living in Germany (service brat) as a young boy just as they broke out of Hamburg.  Then moved back to the states a few months after the Ed Sullivan show and all that.  So major Beatlemania for several years as an impressionable kid who was really into music. 

I felt the same about Sgt. Peppers but when I got older it became apparent that Rubber Soul & Revolver were the real turning points in what they became after.  Revolver remains my favorite album and Tomorrow Never Knows my favorite from that album.  100 years from now The Beatles will still be out there.

Thanks for the book recommendation!


A non-lyrics and non-music song. The Beatles had their go.
Across the universe is a particularly pointless. Ask Paul.

Time to move on. 
Always been a big Beatles fan.  They have always been to me the best and most important band in our recent history.  However, for some reason, over the past 10+ months, I have found a new fascination and appreciation of their music, both as a band and as individual musicians.  This may have been triggered in part by one day listening to Tomorrow Never Knows on RP.  In the past, I could never really get into this particular song but when I heard it that time on RP I thought - wow, this could have been created today, not sound dated and it would blow away everything current.  Everything on this song - technique, style, experimentation, drumming (reminiscent of Ticket to Ride but faster tempo), etc pushed the envelope so far forward that no one has yet pushed it beyond it yet or created anything that has had so much influence on so many other musicians any other time in the past 50 years. (wow - half a decade ago(!) and we are still talking about this band).  Don't get me wrong, so, so many great bands and so, so much great music out there . . . but, this band and this song, as well as a few other Beatles songs were pivotal to what we have been listening to over the past 50 years and even today (less much of the corporate "hip-crap" $—t glorifying particular lifestyles being fed down kids throats today).

I've always been one to think that Sgt. Pepper was the big deal.  It is a great album, but over time, I've come to the opinion that the turning point in the Beatles career were the Rubber Soul and Revolver albums.  Sgt. Pepper was the icing.  In addition, nothing has ever come close to the second side of Abbey Road in its polish, flow and beauty.  Fitting that McCartney's chose to close off the album and their career with "The End" and the last recorded Beatles line "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."  That line sums up the Beatles soul over the years and life in general.

A highly recommended book I read last summer is: Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America, by Jonathan Gould, on Amazon.

Long Live Radio Paradise and your so huge eclectic mix of music.

Cheers.

 


 cosmiclint wrote:

I do too.
 

Yeah, man...  hope you are having a great day...

love this song...
 
Beatles are hors concours... You should have a script preventing anyone from rating just their songs. ;)
 Lazarus wrote:


I miss you so much, Cynaera...
 
 
I do too.
 Byronape wrote:

I find myself in a position of agreeing with you about the tastes of the "unwashed" being terrible and an unfortunate feeling of superiority that comes with it.  However I disagree with the rest of your argument. 

While the Beatles do have a certain universal appeal, a big part of it in my opinion is the fact that they pioneered so many types of music and methods of playing.  75% of the music that has come out since (or more) can have a direct link drawn to the Beatles.  There's a reason that so many artists list the Beatles as a major influence, and it isn't because they don't want to offend the great unwashed. 

 

No, it is because they were really good which is the main point of my entire argument.

soooo beautiful...
 

incredible...  this album will last forever...

 Cynaera wrote:
I don't believe even a single percent of the rumors that surround any Beatles song - people say what they want.

I love this song - it's ethereal, simple and complex, and just good for the ears (hi, romeotuma!{#Wave}) I have rainbows dancing around my room from a prism hanging in my window, and it's beautiful and inspiring. I think I feel  my muse coming back from points French. Meanwhile, thank you, RP. Always, you provide music that makes us react, whether positively or negatively. What a wonderful place to call "home"! {#Sunny}
 

I miss you so much, Cynaera...
 

profound and beautiful song...  from a GREAT album...  love it...
 
 jbunniii wrote:
This song could be a 10 with somewhat different production. I think it's an 8 as it stands.
 
Agreed.  The Let it Be Naked version is actually a much better production.
 oldsaxon wrote:

yeah that producer guy they had...he needed to chill some, huh?
 
{#Lol}
 stunix wrote:
I never noticed the lyrics " inciting and inviting me" in this, which is also in Pink Floyds "Echoes" a couple of years later.
 
Good catch.

I never noticed this.

Hey Rog, John's on the phone...you're in trouuuu....ble.
 
So lucky to be alive and listening when this came into the world. 10+
 Cynaera wrote:
I don't believe even a single percent of the rumors that surround any Beatles song - people say what they want.

I love this song - it's ethereal, simple and complex, and just good for the ears (hi, romeotuma!{#Wave}) I have rainbows dancing around my room from a prism hanging in my window, and it's beautiful and inspiring. I think I feel  my muse coming back from points French. Meanwhile, thank you, RP. Always, you provide music that makes us react, whether positively or negatively. What a wonderful place to call "home"! {#Sunny}
 

This comment totally deserves a bump and an amen. Namaste, Cynaera.
 siandbeth wrote:
and kids after the grammys tweeted "who is paul mccartney?"
Ugh. Bad parents, no cookie 

 



Reminds me of the old Billy Crystal joke about his son asking him, "Dad, is it true Paul McCartney was in another band BEFORE Wings?"
 Proclivities wrote:

Some people dislike the tune; there shouldn't be anything about "disturbing" about that.  There are a great many things in life to be disturbed or troubled about - realizing that everyone else may not share your tastes in music should not be one of them.  I like this tune, but I know a lot of folks who are pretty tired of hearing anything from or about The Beatles.
 
I liked it the first ten or so times I heard it after buying the LP, but then I quickly tired of it.

AAMOF, these are the only tracks on this LP that float my boat, and I'm a lifelong, die-hard FAN:

1. Two Of Us
2. Dig A Pony
3. Across The Universe
4. I Me Mine
5. Dig It
6. Let It Be
7. Maggie Mae
8. I've Got A Feeling
9. One After 909
10. The Long And Winding Road
11. For You Blue
12. Get Back
 
 jbunniii wrote:
This song could be a 10 with somewhat different production. I think it's an 8 as it stands.
 
yeah that producer guy they had...he needed to chill some, huh?
This song could be a 10 with somewhat different production. I think it's an 8 as it stands.
 siandbeth wrote:
and kids after the grammys tweeted "who is paul mccartney?"
Ugh. Bad parents, no cookie 

 
Imagine. During the Grammy's I kept on saying who are these people and why are they singing three words surrounded by gyrating dancers.
 chirpie wrote:
I find it disturbing that there are 1 rating's for this song....
 
Some people dislike the tune; there shouldn't be anything about "disturbing" about that.  There are a great many things in life to be disturbed or troubled about - realizing that everyone else may not share your tastes in music should not be one of them.  I like this tune, but I know a lot of folks who are pretty tired of hearing anything from or about The Beatles.
I never noticed the lyrics " inciting and inviting me" in this, which is also in Pink Floyds "Echoes" a couple of years later.
Can still bring tears to my eyes after OH so many years...ETERNAL...  


fantastic song from one of the best albums of all time...  love it soooo much...

 
A beautiful song that reminds me of a small circle of friends, long ago.
 ferwoman wrote:

LOL - I never knew that! And I'm LMAO because I always "hear"

Chai Karoova De Vera - which is gibberish, but almost seems to mean something in one of several languages.

{#Roflol} 
 
And I always heard "Tie A Guru, Dave, ah" until I knew better. {#Wink}
What was so special about this John Lennon guy?
Well, he wrote lots of great songs.
This one, f'rinstance . . .
 Byronape wrote:

I find myself in a position of agreeing with you about the tastes of the "unwashed" being terrible and an unfortunate feeling of superiority that comes with it. 
 

I don’t think anyone should feel compunction about making strong musical judgments.  It’s not necessarily snobbery to dismiss something as not worthy of our attention.  There is simply not enough time to listen to every song, see every movie, or (most of all) to read every book.  It is a good thing to expose fraud where you see it, or to just come out and say you don’t like something.  

Snobbery is more an attitude, a prejudice, based on extraneous factors.  Think of someone who dismisses a talented Bluegrass band out of hand merely because their members graduated from a upper class British school, or the pretensions of a Classical music aficionado who refuses to give Rock music a chance based on flimsy musicological theories.  That is snobbery and should be condemned.  That’s not the same as merely saying something is bad.  That’s a right we all have, perhaps even a duty.


Right or wrong, now I can't help but think of that 'I am Sam' movie whenever I hear this.  Ridiculous movie.
Ah the old electric 12-string ... bliss!


beautiful...  absolutely beautiful...  love it...
 
The version on "Naked" Let It Be is worth the price. It is in regular time "not sped up" like this version. John sounds like John, not John singing out his nose.