Favorite Beatle moment ( recorded)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Floatupstream, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Floatupstream

    Floatupstream Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hi all, forgive me for another Beatles thread but I was thinking about what particular part of a song defines the Beatles best to you. You know, when you hear it, that it just sounds like Beatles (and no one else) to you.

    My particular moment is the ooohs Paul and George do behind John singing I'm Only Sleeping. You know the "please don't spoil my day I'm miles away" part. Add Ringo's great snare sound and you have the quintessential Beatle sound.

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    I’d like to keep Britain tidy

    Take 11 of I saw her standing there if I remember correctly
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  3. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    John & Paul harmonizing on "Baby's In Black".
  4. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

    Easton, MD
    So many, but I'll go with "If I gave my heart, to you, I must be sure . . . "
  5. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Marysville, WA
    So many, but I'll go with the harmonies that start at "She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh....."
  6. domesticmachine

    domesticmachine Resident forum

    Portland, OR
    Without a doubt Monday February 11 1963 10pm. Take one of Twist and Shout.

    Right up there with Take 4 of Like a Rolling Stone as the most magical musical performances captured on tape for us to relive any time we want to cue it up.
  7. Floatupstream

    Floatupstream Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That's a good one also.
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  8. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    "Paul's broken a glass"

    and the "Oh Bloody Hell!" on the Hold Me Tight vocal dub.
  9. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

    Philly Burbs
    "Yawn Paul"
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  10. greenscreened

    greenscreened Forum Resident

    One After 909

    Love hearing it on the LIB album as well as watching it in the movie of the same name.
    Both evoke the fun and playfulness that was first discovered on the Ed Sullivan Show, along with great harmonies from P&J and a happy-go-lucky guitar solo.
    It’s so easy to picture them both huddled over one microphone.
    2:59 of Beatlemania revisited.

    I sure wish the band had played on in the seventies so we could have had a few more of those moments....
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  11. JoeOnWheels

    JoeOnWheels Forum Resident

    Loveland CO USA
    The laugh track on the And Your Bird Can Sing session
  12. jricc

    jricc Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
    Especially the middle 8!
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  13. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Forum Resident

    Paul's ahhhhhhs on A Day in the Life.
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  14. angelo73

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    Orbiting Sgr A*
    For me it's the lead guitar-break on Good Morning Good Morning, ferocious and all cluttered up with those honking saxophones!
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  15. domesticmachine

    domesticmachine Resident forum

    Portland, OR
    Also “sugar plum fairy, sugar plum fairy”.

    Maybe not representative of the Beatles but pure John distilled to a brief recorded moment of time.
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  16. Chance

    Chance Forum Resident

    Morris County, NJ
    The mellotron intro to "Strawberry Fields Forever".
  17. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    New Zack Island
    Somehow I like John's screams on early Beatles recordings.
    He screamed more back then than during his primal therapy period in 1970.^^
  18. domesticmachine

    domesticmachine Resident forum

    Portland, OR
    Sorry one more - George’s solo on ‘I Should Have Known Better’

    There is probably not a more confident solo in a pop song. “I’m just going to hammer out the vocal melody at a leisurely pace”. So very representative of their moment and the bands newfound grasp on the world.
  19. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    The gap between I Want You and Here Comes the Sun that was added to Abbey Rd in the late 80s.
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  20. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    GREAT thread idea there is nothing to forgive there are so many wonderful wonderful Beatles moments I guess for me it's their press conferences when they were so young and cute kind of like a K-pop or J-pop band or Taylor Swift Justin Bieber has nothing on them so cute
  21. zither

    zither Forum Lodger

    For me personally, it's hearing (and seeing) them perform 'Don't Let Me Down' on the rooftop.
  22. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    The background vocals on Polythene Pam.
  23. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    New Zack Island
    Paul's count-in in 'I Saw Her Standing There' is a great moment. The start of Beatlemania!
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  24. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make~

    Great way to end an era.
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  25. HairyWeimer

    HairyWeimer I can resist anything but temptation.

    For me waking up Christmas morning where my main Christmas present was a dansette and the latest singe by the Beatles "something" and playing it to death before breakfast but then loving the b side come together even more..

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