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A quick check-in with two goodies from the Pepper Super Deluxe Edition.

Ooh, Take 1! I love how HEAVY the heavy part is, and how bright and optimistic the pianet is. Nobody did dynamic range like the Beatles. You can see how easily they could’ve done “heavy” rock, if the mood had struck. I’ve always felt that a lot of what sounds light or poppy about The Beatles’ later stuff is simply their polishing process in the studio. “Penny Lane”-era Macca was apparently looking for a very “clean” sound; but I love this dirtier one, too.

And Take 12 below shows that the “buzzsaw” (George on tambura?) is probably present throughout the final track. It’s in “Within You Without You” as well, which makes me wonder: how secretly sonically unified is the album?