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Old Oct 11, 2004, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Free As A Bird or Real Love

Paul said he preffered Free As A Bird probably due to his co writing it and singing on it, what an ego! I prefer Real Love, sounds like a real Beatles song from their heyday and not an ELO outake like FAAB.
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 05:07 PM   #2
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Yeah, I like Real Love better.
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 05:58 PM   #3
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I choose "Free As A Bird". It's more rocking, great guitar solo, and it has George and Paul singing together, and John, of course. What else can you ask?
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 06:04 PM   #4
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I like 'Real Love' a lot more than 'Free as a Bird".
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 06:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: Free As A Bird or Real Love

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I choose "Free As A Bird". It's more rocking, great guitar solo, and it has George and Paul singing together, and John, of course. What else can you ask?

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I second that!

Everytime I listen to Free As A Bird I cry, I just can't help it.
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 06:29 PM   #6
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Default Re: Free As A Bird or Real Love

I LOVE Free As A Bird. It's just... perfect. Real Love, the Beatles version, is kinda... strange, imho. I like John's demo version a lot better.
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 06:36 PM   #7
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I find FAAB very moving with the way John's vocals seem to be coming from a distance.
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 07:22 PM   #8
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I can't choose between the two. They're beautiful songs, I love them both.

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Old Oct 11, 2004, 07:49 PM   #9
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I LOVE Free As A Bird. It's just... perfect. Real Love, the Beatles version, is kinda... strange, imho. I like John's demo version a lot better.

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Most of The White Album is strange too!
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 01:15 AM   #10
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Default Re: Free As A Bird or Real Love

Both have seperate qualities that make them equally fantastic songs. FAAB has a slow, dreamy quality to it with a fantastic chord sequence and a haunting guitar melody. RL is more John and is more of an emotional song.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 08:00 AM   #11
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Hands down, Real Love. Not only do I love the song, but the video is wonderful. I love all of the memorabilia floating by. Puts a lump in my throat. Both songs are nice, though.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 08:18 AM   #12
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Paul said he preffered Free As A Bird probably due to his co writing it and singing on it, what an ego!

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Not to deny that he's got a good-sized one, but I didn't see that remark as an ego thing at all. He did say that, but went on to say that because of the co-writing and the sharing of the lead vocals that it seemed like more of a collaborative process than "Real Love", which was basically almost a finished Lennon song that the other three just kind of polished up.

That said, I prefer "Real Love" by a nose, but I like them both. "RL" appealed to me the very first time I heard it, but "FAAB" took a LONG time to grow on me. And both of the videos are fantastic.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 09:20 AM   #13
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I prefer "Real Love", FAAB took a little time to grow on me too.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 09:57 AM   #14
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I love them both. I can't choose which I like better. To me they both are FAB songs!
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 10:17 AM   #15
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Default Re: Free As A Bird or Real Love

I like Real Love more. The Lennon demo is one of my very favorite songs, so it's no surprise I like it more than FAAB. I like them both though, and the videos are beautiful.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 02:27 PM   #16
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I love them both a lot but I'd have to say i like Real Love better. It just sounds better to me...
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 09:27 PM   #17
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Ooohhh... well...
The truth is that "Free as a Bird" is what totally threw me into being a fan because it was aired at the end of the first anthology episode and I was just enraptured with the idea of being a part of history-- hearing the FIRST EVER BEATLES SONG in over twenty five years.

BUT

"Real Love" was aired at the end of the second anthology episode. And it made me cry-- buckets of tears. THAT is the song that turned my love into something much, MUCH deeper. I know it sounds like an awful pun, but the gorgeous melody, along with the emotional video, really made me feel like I'd found 'real love' with the boys.

And I did! We all did!
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 12:53 AM   #18
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Default Re: Free As A Bird or Real Love

Real Love is a more complete song and sounds better for it but the Slide guitar in FAAB is great.
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 04:24 AM   #19
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i prefer faab to real love. but the anthology version of real love is far far far superior to either one and perhaps one of my favorite songs of all time.
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 06:25 AM   #20
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Default Re: Free As A Bird or Real Love

What happens it that "Real love" is too Lennon-ish, while "Free as a bird" would be a Lennon/McCartney (like in the old days) so that's why Paul prefer "Free as a bird".

I love both songs. I prefer "Real love" played by John only (the piano and his voice, or the "Imagine:John Lennon"'s version).
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