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Old 05-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #89
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Default Re: Favorite Beatles song (songs)?

Originally Posted by andgar923
the English horn sounds too aristocratic.

The French horn makes that song. It adds this hauntingly sad atmosphere and really helps the work transcend a mere "woe is me" breakup song. Per Wiki:

The French horn solo was by Alan Civil, a British horn player described by recording engineer Geoff Emerick as the "best horn player in London".[6] During the session, McCartney pushed Civil to play a note that was beyond the usual range of the instrument. According to Emerick, the result was the "performance of his life."

Like everyone else it's hard to pick a favorite. I like a lot of the singles (Hey Jude, Lady Madonna). Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane might just be the greatest 45 single ever released.
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