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Author Topic: The Beatles Survivor #16 Bonus Round Winner: REAL LOVE  (Read 647 times)
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« on: March 13, 2018, 06:21:20 AM »

Hey Smilers!

Got time for a quickie before we commence with The Beatles Super Survivor thread?

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On 19 January 1994 Ono met McCartney in New York, for Lennon's posthumous induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. McCartney presented the award, which was accepted by Ono on Lennon's behalf.

That night Ono gave him cassette tapes containing four songs: Free As A Bird, Real Love, Grow Old With Me and Now And Then. The occasion marked a reconciliation between the pair, whose relationship had often been tainted by animosity over the years.



Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/user/abbalite/playlist/1IIakOi3tAa6Nl5tARwyI0

So what do you think? Which song do you like better?


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I actually love both of these songs. I first heard them in their demo form on the old Lost Lennon Tapes radio show. While I love Jeff Lynn, I don't particularly care for his production on either of these and I wish George Martin had produced them.

That being said, I believe Real Love is one of John Lennon's top songs of his entire career.

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The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY
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The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE
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The Beatles Survivor #14 Winner: LET IT BE
The Beatles Survivor #15 Winners: HEY BULLDOG & DON'T LET ME DOWN
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 06:32:14 AM »

I like both songs, but I like Real Love much better.

On paper, taking two John vocals, and having Paul, George, and Ringo add instrumentation and vocals to them and calling them Beatles songs was a recipe for potential disaster.   But, IMO, both songs turned out quite well.   

But, I think Real Love sounds less forced.   Free As a Bird is pretty good, but when the lead vocal lines from Paul and George, I've always thought they were trying a little too hard with that one. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 06:51:43 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 10:33:22 PM »

Real Love
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 06:16:47 AM »

Real Love

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 12:11:44 PM »

I love both songs. They both feel like "Beatles" songs. I had heard the demo of "Real Love" from the Imagine soundtrack, but "Free As A Bird" was totally new to me. I may be a bit biased, because my first exposure to the song was in the context of a Beatles recording. I love George's bluesy guitar work throughout FAAB, and the drumming is distinctively Ringo at his best. The harmonies are great too. Real Love sounds like a more complete and finished song, lyrically. I would probably vote for Real Love, except for the fact that John's vocal was sped up way to fast. I find it a bit distracting.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 09:45:13 AM »

Hey Smilers!

Got time for a quickie before we commence with The Beatles Super Survivor thread?

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On 19 January 1994 Ono met McCartney in New York, for Lennon's posthumous induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. McCartney presented the award, which was accepted by Ono on Lennon's behalf.

That night Ono gave him cassette tapes containing four songs: Free As A Bird, Real Love, Grow Old With Me and Now And Then. The occasion marked a reconciliation between the pair, whose relationship had often been tainted by animosity over the years.



Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/user/abbalite/playlist/1IIakOi3tAa6Nl5tARwyI0

So what do you think? Which song do you like better?

6 votes across two songs and....

4 smilers voted for Real Love... Yes, it's real.  Love

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Stay tuned for BEATLES SUPER SURVIVOR where we will discover which song Smilers decide to be  the best, the final, the ULTIMATE Survivor from the Beatles catalog.


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP!
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE
The Beatles Survivor #9 Winner: A DAY IN THE LIFE
The Beatles Survivor #10 Winner: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
The Beatles Survivor #11 Winner: WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
The Beatles Survivor #12 Winner: HELTER SKELTER
The Beatles Survivor #13 Winner: HERE COMES THE SUN
The Beatles Survivor #14 Winner: LET IT BE
The Beatles Survivor #15 Winners: HEY BULLDOG & DON'T LET ME DOWN
The Beatles Survivor #16 Winner: REAL LOVE
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