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Harb83 Jan 10, 2016 04:25 AM

Which version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps do you prefer?
 
There's two versions of the song. We have the original studio version featuring Clapton's electrifying solo, and we have the acoustic demo.

Personally I love the acoustic demo. John and Paul both had solo acoustic numbers on the White Album (Julia and Blackbird respectively) and I kinda wish George had used this song like that. I can just get lost in it, it's so haunting!

matt5 Jan 12, 2016 12:27 AM

I like both versions. But the album version is just so epic. It really is one of the White Albums anchor songs. I also consider the White Album to be the Beatles crowning achievement so it is difficult for me to imagine it any other way... I made my favorite thread here about this very subject - about how the Beatles is a supremely important artistic achievement...

And I haven't changed my mind really..... It was a happy accident.... But really it could have turned out a million different ways.... Just look how it was created.... One can argue that albums like Revolver and Rubber Soul were obvious... Obvious in the sense that they were the logical outcome of the Beatles development at a certain point in time .... but the White Album throws all that out the window... Its chaos is the point....it's so important that it is bigger than the Beatles themselves....ok this is silly...describing art is a fools game....

But seriously. One thing I prefer about the acoustic version is the clarity of George's vocals. The poignancy of the lyrics gets a bit lost in the album mix.

SweetDearMartha Jan 21, 2016 12:05 PM

LOVE all the way
 
I'm not saying that the original version is horrible, of course not! But LOVE makes the song really show its tone (Emotional, depressing, etc.) and it makes it more beautiful in a way, the original version is great, but I like the LOVE version better, sorry Joj ;-;


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