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Postby dsnito » Mon Sep 16, 2002 6:35 pm

The Beatles was the group that always stood up(I think The Hollies was also a great contemporary vocal harmonies group)since the early days for their vocal harmonies but I ever think that the apex was on "Abbey Road" album. They applied all their vocal capacities to do the most beautiful vocal harmonies of their careers(as a group)... but that really was their "swan song" before the break-up...

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Postby mr. kite » Thu Sep 19, 2002 3:17 am

Yes, YES IT IS, it is.
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Postby dsnito » Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:20 am

And don´t you think that´s an irony, Mr.Kite??

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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:05 am

quote:Originally posted by dsnito
I reckon that on "Abbey Road", the Fabs did their BEST vocal harmonies in whole album!! "Because" is one of most beautiful vocalization of a musical group I ever heard.


Because is actually the only one of their 3-part harmony songs that I really like - I suppose "This Boy" is OK, but "Yes It Is" just sends me to sleep!

Maybe it's cos it's in a minor key, I dunno . . .
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:07 am

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
I've always considered the lead vocal harmonies by John and Paul on "I'll be Back". Just awesome.


It's certainly one of the more interesting songs from the period, and that whole album offers the best evidence of what may be to come . . .
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:10 am

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
quote:Originally posted by megs
[:)]i think the best vocal harmonies were on the let it be album[:D]
Huh? Which ones in particular, Megs? Maybe I don't hear it. I've always considered White and Let It Be to be the two most un-harmonizing albums the Beatles put out. Help me out here.


Didn't the Let It Be album have some female backing singers on some songs?
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:13 am

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
quote:Originally posted by megs
two of us and i've got a feeling off of let it be i think had really good vocal harmonies but abbey road and the white album had good vocal harmonies too[:D]

I guess I get clouded by the all the bickering that went on during this period. It seems when John was singing with Paul he was somewhere else and didnt really put his heart into it.


I can sum up the Let It Be album quite easily - Paul was the only one who really gave a damn, and all of his efforts on said album were great. As for the others' songs, only Across The Universe was really great, the others were all right but nothing special, the music is good, but the lyrics are nothing special by a long way on John & George's songs. And the two jams, Dig It and Maggie May, well, just take them as they are, just improvisation.
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:15 am

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
Hey--it's great to see younger fans taking such an interest in macca..it's ALL good, megs....[:D]


Well, not quite. Not everthing Macca touched turned to gold. Just look at the Mac2 album for a start. And there's the odd howler here and there with The Beatles, although not a lot . . .
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:16 am

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
NITO--How about 25%? Let's see..without Liam's help, I think I can figure this one out...25% of zero is ..ermm....zero. [}:)][}:)]


Well bless my soul, I do believe you have got it right! [;)]
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:21 am

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
I also like "You wont see Me"--the lala's and the repeat of the title line are great.


Ah, yes - one of the many standout songs from the RS album!
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