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The first moment I heard this...,
This review is from: Anthology 2 (Audio CD)
...pre-release a few years ago, I couldn't believe it.
The strains of John desperately trying to sing 'Strawberry Fields' in C instead of the published A, alone in his bedroom with a manky tape recorder, looped with three successive versions sets the tone for the whole album.
Paul's clarity of voice on 'Your Mother Should Know' and the first demo of 'Fool on the Hill' are brilliant. The fluffs (Paul screwing up and swearing), the quirks (John's 1-2-3 'Sugar-Plum-Fairy, Sugar-Plum-Fairy' on Day in the Life), Paul breaking a glass and John ribbing him for it and the omniscience of Sir George Martin, overseeing all.
As Paul says in a silly voice prior to launching into a military-drum-beat-backed 'Your mother Should Know':
'You want us to do it again George?...OK this time, with ciggie in mouth..
Frankly Paul you could do it with a tuba up your a** and it would still sound magnificent!!!
If you're a Beatles fan, buy volume two of anthology first: and turn up the volume.