Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Though it's only a whim

So here is the last of the three John Lennon songs that open Beatles For SaleBaby's In Black has a happy country-tinged atmosphere that belies the downright depressing subject matter.  The singer is pining after a girl who cannot get over the death of her lover.   Though I do not find it quite as wonderful as the two songs that preceded it, it does have a lovely middle eight in which McCartney leaps into the upper atmosphere, and the John and Paul harmonies are quite wonderful and remain from start to finish.  George furnishes a short twangy guitar solo with some unexpected leaps and slides that I only wish were longer.  And Ringo has some simple yet perfect fills, but you must listen carefully to hear them as they are not prominent in the mix.

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