THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
218-The Beatles-In My Life.
1965-Never released as a single in the UK.
Best Bit-At 2.10.John Lennon showing off his vocal versatility as he goes all falsetto on us.
This was a technique he also used on ‘Revolution'(You know it’s gonna be alright) and in ‘Imagine'(living life in peace,you-oh-oh-oh you may say I’m a dreamer.)
As with nearly all Beatles songs the writing credits were shared as Lennon/McCartney,(see also best songs 599-319 and 238)but this one was mainly John.
‘In My Life’ was released on The Beatles 1965 Album Rubber Soul,the songs producer George Martin contributed the piano solo,which was sped up to sound like a harpsichord.
Lennon(see also best songs 927-599-473 and 456) had originally written the lyrics based on a bus route he used to take in Liverpool,naming sites seen along the way,including Penny Lane and Strawberry Field.Those original lyrics are now on display at The British Library.Lennon later thought the original lyrics were ‘ridiculous,’ he reworked the words in to a more personal account of his past memories and present situation.
‘There are places I remember all my life though some have changed.’
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