Wednesday, August 2, 2017
TRACK ELEVEN: "When I Get Home" VS. "In My Life"
"Things We Said Today"- 33
"I'm Looking Through You"- 16
Can I assume this round will be another landslide? Can I assume there will be a few crankypants who will trash "In My Life" because it's become a standard?
As much as I love the cold open and harmonies on "When I Get Home," I've always thought the verses were clumsy.
"In My Life," From "Revolution In Your Head":
Lennon was proud of this lyric, regarding it as his first serious piece and claiming credit also for the music, except for the verse harmony and the middle eight, when he conceded to McCartney. His partner, on the other hand, recalled taking the words to a keyboard and setting them to music from start to finish. (As for a middle eight, there isn't one, the song alternating between its verse and an extended chorus.)
Interesting to hear this now as a Macca melody, though it doesn't change my feeling about it. I love "In My Life" and I'm not ashamed to say, it has become a bit more difficult to listen to, as each year passes.
1. A Hard Day's Night
2. Norwegian Wood
3. If I Fell
4. Nowhere Man
5. And I Love Her
6. Tell Me Why
7. Can't Buy Me Love
8. Anytime At All
10. Things We Said Today
Previously on Album Battle:
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 6:52 AM