Supposed to be a song of comfort mccartney offers

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supposed to be a song of comfort McCartney offers Lennon’s son Julian during his parents divorce. It was received as a universal song of comfort, making it easy and pleasant to listen to. It ended with 4 long minutes of “Na na na na”, which is meant to make it easy to sing-a-long to while also giving it a similar sound to the repeated chanting in meditation. Revolution on the other hand starts with a guitar riff and has strong electrical instrumental presence throughout. It has a jauntier tune, which contributes to the feeling of the immediacy of a revolution. The combination of the electrical guitar and piano in the instrumental verse appear to be at odds with each other and create a clashing effect. The electric guitar has a heavy overall presence in the song and gives it a much edgier sound. Thus, we can see how the artists seem to be growing in their recording techniques and also in the instruments they are using. Question 3: Describe and compare the experience for a listener of listening to four different albums: first, one of the Beatles’ first albums (Please Please Me); second Rubber Soul (1965); third, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967); and fourth, Abbey Road (1969). I believe all these albums are greatly different from each other. Please Please Me, released in 1963, merely showcased the potential talent the Beatles had. The album concentrated more on a loud, rhythmic and energetic sound and did not showcase the various facets of their talents. Unlike their later albums it included a large number of covers. The result was that they sounded like just another lively boy band. However their charisma and energy ensured the start of a huge fan base. They also largely recorded music that can be performed live. This changed in just a matter of two years. Rubber Soul released in 1965 represents a transition point in the Beatles’ career, the result of which culminated in their next album, Revolver (1966). At this point, the Beatles having met Bob Dylan, were no longer performing streams of love songs, but were trying to create music with meaning. The second song on the album, “Norwegian Wood” is the first song to have the sitar, which foreshadowed the extent Eastern music would come to impact their own music. Listening to this album helped prepare me for their next albums. It was easy to notice the change in the depth of the music the Beatles were composing now. This album was recorded without having to pay attention to tour dates or film recordings and shows the effect of spending more time in the studio. This also marks the first album with all original compositions, thus revealing a more complete picture of the Beatles musical style.
Sgt. Pepper’s is a concept album. It shows a time where the Beatles were tired of being the Beatles, with no privacy and constantly having to live up to their musical personas. It was getting hard to draw a line between a Beatle as a person and as a musician, specifically one of the Fab Four. So in this album all the Beatles adopted alter egos and acted as a different band all together.

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