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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ping-ping-clicka, Oct 17, 2020 at 1:25 PM.
One of my favourite songs. I was very suprised when I discovered that they used a Strat (and perhaps also an Esquire) on it, because I always thought that they used Epiphones
I'm sure I read somewhere that McCartney plays the Taxman solo.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong
That's what I have always heard too.
George wasn’t happy with what he tried and Paul gave it a go which both were happy with.
BTW the reprise of the solo for the fade out isn’t Paul playing it again — it’s a different mix of the same take, edited on. Originally the song just ended after the last line (“And you’re working for no-one but me”).
George on a strat for the rhythm, Paul on his Casino for the amazing lead guitar parts. A stellar guitar song!
Great song. Album artwork was awesome.
A great, great, song on one of my favorite albums. I really dig their Revolver and Rubber Soul period songs.
Like it or not those 2 albums changed the course of western music.....
Re the Strat: didn't Fender give them two Strats, and one got stolen? Probably in the Beatles gear book that I don't have.
So there was a period when they had two, and then one. Rubber Soul is '65, and "The Word" sounds like a Strat to me. Revolver is '66.
Favorite Beatles album. Splendid, front to back!
Me too. I actually like rabidly everything they've done from Rubber Soul onwards (and some great songs on Help! as well), but Revolver may be their greatest album.
Two of their best IMO. The EMI versions were better than the Capitol/USA releases.
Interesting. What was the difference between the releases?
The riff on "I Want To Tell You" sounds like a Strat to me. Been wrong before though!
The solo is a Casino.
US version doesn’t have And your bird can sing, I’m only sleeping and dr. Robert. which is a shame
When Capitol records released Beatles material in the US, they stripped songs off the UK albums and re-compiled them into shorter albums. This was so they could compile enough "extra" material to put together more Beatles albums to release, in order to cash in on Beatlemania. This stopped in 1967 with Sgt. Pepper, but before this their US/UK catalogs are almost entirely different- the US releases being a hodgepodge with less songs than the UK counterparts, but also containing non-LP singles that the UK records didn't have.
This is where they started to explore the possibilities of the recording studio.
EMI release of Revolver had “I’m only Sleeping” and “And Your Bird Can See” while Rubber Soul had “Nowhere Man”, “Drive My Car” and maybe “Day Tripper” and “We can work it out”.
Some of those songs were released on Capitol’s Yesterday and Today album.