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Beatle Paul's voice improvement

Postby dsnito » Mon Sep 02, 2002 11:31 am

Do you guys think that on early Beatles career, Paul's voice was quite different until circa 1965 when his vocal technique modified and improved his voice?? I can cleary notice that since "Yesterday" his vocal "timbre" well improved, and that turned evident on songs like "Penny Lane" in 1967, and got much better and better along the years.

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Beatle Paul's voice improvement

Postby dsnito » Mon Sep 02, 2002 11:31 am

Do you guys think that on early Beatles career, Paul's voice was quite different until circa 1965 when his vocal technique modified and improved his voice?? I can cleary notice that since "Yesterday" his vocal "timbre" well improved, and that turned evident on songs like "Penny Lane" in 1967, and got much better and better along the years.

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Postby Len » Mon Sep 02, 2002 12:14 pm

definitely an improvement. But just listen to Long Tall Sally. That was a clear sign of things to come.
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Postby dsnito » Mon Sep 02, 2002 2:42 pm

Yeah right, Len! I can mention also "She's a Woman","I'm down", "Kansas City", among others.

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Postby Len » Mon Sep 02, 2002 3:46 pm

Yep. Those too.

By the way, I was pleasantly surprised by Mac's vocals on Run Devil Run and Driving Rain. He's still got it. That primal scream on Rinse The Raindrops blows me away every time I hear it.
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Postby Brains » Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:32 pm

In the early days, his voice was often insecure. Listen to Love Me Do, when John has to play the harmonica Paul has to sing lead. He sounds kinda nervous.
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Postby Steve-o » Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:34 pm

quote:Originally posted by Brains
In the early days, his voice was often insecure. Listen to Love Me Do, when John has to play the harmonica Paul has to sing lead. He sounds kinda nervous.


Yes he does, brains. And he has said as much. Apparently, John was used to singing that part and george Martin said: John needs to play the harmonica bit right there-Paul--you'll have to sing that part. Like right before they recorded it. He WAS a bit petrified.
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Postby Steve-o » Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:36 pm

Oh..and by the way. On the first leg of the Driving Rain tour, his voice sounded better and stronger than ever. High notes were hit nearly perfectly--it was amazing......(At least in Cleveland [:D])
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Postby Steve-o » Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:37 pm

quote:Originally posted by Len
He's still got it. That primal scream on Rinse The Raindrops blows me away every time I hear it.


No doubt Len---awesome vocals throughout that great album.....
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Postby Brains » Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:52 pm

It is audible that he's not 23 anymore though. His voice isn't as strong and clear as it was around 1965/66. But he ages with grace, and he's never out of key.
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