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"The End"

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OH YEAH!

All right — have y'ever stopped to think that that really should've been "The End" of all those Oh Yeahs which The Beatles had made their own?

Are you gonna be in my dreams tonight?

Just one last time, just before it was all over; there they all still were, still trying something new.

Some suggest that the one and only Billy Shears' one and only drum solo wasn't precisely such: that 'his friends' couldn't quite persuade him to go it totally alone and played along with him, subsequently deleting the guitars during mixing (possibly — though not definitely — confirmed by the AnthoMix).

Whatever the case, it's the one and only time Ringo ever did anything like it: and only the one and only Ringo could possibly have done anything like it.

The three-way guitar solo, on the other hand, was completely genuine: Ringo holding it all together, rock solid as ever; John, Paul 'n' George each rippin' in their own riffs to combine as one glorious, impeccable whole.

Love you! Love you!
Love you! Love you!


(One Four All).

And... cue piano... and what Lennon rated — quite sincerely, I believe — as 'a very cosmic, philosophical line' with which to close the curtain on The Beatles, backed by probably the most understated orchestral climax ever.

j:c "The Word", "All You Need", reiterated as only The Beatles could do it:

AND,
IN THE END,
THE LOVE YOU TAKE
IS EQUAL TO THE LOVE YOU MAKE

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