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10 Responses to “INSTANT CALMER:”

  1. Kwai Chang says:

    Instant Karma is Phil Spector’s best sounding Beatle job…
    I love mono, too…but, the wall of sound is just mush.
    What would P.O.B. or All Things Must Pass sounded like from George Martin?
    (And no firearms…yeah!)

  2. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Love the colour pic. Remember being blown away by it when I got the “Telecasts” bootleg back in the late 70s

  3. Michael says:

    Agreed, A Car… So bohemian. Had a poster of this proudly displayed in my 1st apartment.

  4. Jorge says:

    Great overall look for John and those amber shaded glasses

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    Re: My comment above…
    I meant to say: Instant Karma is Phil Spector’s best SOLO Beatle job.
    His best accomplishment of all time is the Let It Be album. He performed real magic on a bad bunch of tapes. The strings/choir on The Long And Winding Road are EXACTLY what that song needed. I think it’s the high point of his efforts. But, Paul won’t admit it…Phil did a great job. Without him, we’d have one less album!

  6. Michael says:

    @Kwai: I must respectfully disagree re: “The Long and Winding Road”. Such a simple, sweet song (melody). I have always thought it better without the “lushness”. Especially the choir. Just an opinion, but I like the (unPhil) “Let it Be… Naked” version. However, what you say about us having one less album without Spector’s work, is probably true. Cheers…

  7. Kwai Chang says:

    Thank you. I know I jabber a lot…but, I love the group…and I think about them quite a lot. But, although they are gone, I still think of them like they were here. In truth, talking about them with others who love them as much as I do is as good as it gets(for me, anyway)!
    Peace, KC

    PS- I can still remember the day my brother brought the new album home. It was a huge moment. We didn’t know they were broken up. We played that that think non-stop for a month. It was as much a Beatle record as any. Spector performed a miracle…the album is magical.

  8. Kwai Chang says:

    we played that THING for a month.
    (I get excited when typing about the Beatles)

  9. Tammy says:

    I must say, ‘Let it be naked’ is my go to album now, tho I still have a soft spot for the original album.

  10. mcarp555 says:

    Returning to “Instant Karma”, the little bit just before the last chorus where John goes, “ah…” is probably one of the best single seconds of recorded music.

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