John's speaking voice/accent

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John's speaking voice/accent

Postby I am the Paulrus » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:58 pm

John's speaking voice/accent

Listen to John's speaking voice throughout the decades. In AHDN and Help!, you hear his thick Scouse accent. I thought I recall hearing around the time of when Pepper was being recorded, possibly during "Strawberry Fields" sessions, George Martin said John wanted the sound of singing voice to change. That may have been due to slowing the tape speed down somewhat. Maybe the style of singing voice also changed around this time. I have noticed a kind of change in his singing voice as well from when you listen to his voice in 1964 sounds a bit diffrent in 1980. I want to say around 1969-1970 when I hear John in interviews, his voice sounds kinda like on helium. I use the word helium as a metaphor because his Liverpool accent sounds like its thinned out as opposed to how he sounded in 1965-67. Either he had a way of controlling the way his accent/speaking voice sounds or maybe it did thin out somewhat when he moved to NYC and being away from England all those years.

There was a thread going on for this on the official Macca forum that gave the idea for this thread:

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Postby james1985 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:09 pm

You're right. I think "thinner" is the right word
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Postby mi » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:38 pm

Maybe "softer" as well.
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Postby grade4 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:40 am

His voice did change - George too. George's voice became a lot clearer over the years, even to the early nineties. I think they either had some kind of speech lessons in studio, or they just got used to other accents. Since boys weren't in Liverpool anymore, they weren't so scouse and their accents adapted to where they were. Their voices got clearer over the years. The first time I saw AHDN I needed subtitles/closed captioning ;) . It's the same with Linda -- how she gained a semi-British accent from being with Paul.
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