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The Beatles - "It's All Too Much"


The Beatles It's All Too Much

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: Side One Charts
STANDARD KEYS: Bansheeflyer

 

George Harrison’s life had transformed through his immersion into Indian music and spirituality. However, he experienced issues with maintaining a balance between a simple life versus a “rock star” hedonistic lifestyle. This struggle is chronicled in “It’s All Too Much,” a track from the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine that represents one of Harrison’s most psychedelic compositions.

 

He wrote the song “in a childlike manner,” Harrison says in I, Me, Mine, and his lyrics drew inspiration from “LSD experiences” that were “later confirmed in meditation.” He cites certain lines that support his assertion: “As I look into your eyes / Your love is there for me / And the more I go inside / The more there is to see.”

 

In a June 19, 1999 Billboard interview, Harrison explained that he wrote “It’s All Too Much” on the organ, and played it on the recording. During that discussion, he added that he wrote the songs for reasons other than those he gave in I, Me, Mine: “I just wanted to write a rock ’n’ roll song about the whole psychedelic thing of the time.” The line “Show me that I’m everywhere / And get me home for tea,” Harrison said, described the experience of coming down from drugs. “You’d trip out, you see, on all this stuff, and then whoops! You’d just be back having your evening cup of tea!”



11 Comments

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yaniv297
August 25, 2019

Yay even more Beatles!

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Mandrag
August 25, 2019
Wow, this is magnificent!
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rezavakili
August 25, 2019
Thank you sir.
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wingsoveramerica
August 25, 2019

Thanks!

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IMMCTNTJK
August 25, 2019
Awesome! Interestingly the instruments are all in the middle for the stereo mix while pretty much the only thing in the sides is the vocals. The only other Beatles song to have this is Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Just found that out lol
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oswaldosanchez87
August 26, 2019

please only a northern song 

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AJFOne23
August 26, 2019

please only a northern song 

 

It's in the works ;)

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Nsp1014
August 26, 2019

 

It's in the works ;)

so I assume 'All Together Now' is as well?

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bloosmurf
August 29, 2019

Glad you got this one wrapped up. Stoked to play it. 

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rezavakili
September 4, 2019

The drums are so fun.  Thanks.

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bloosmurf
September 24, 2019

Played it through recently, and am very grateful for what you've done, but still slightly disappointed in the cut a few minutes before the song ends. I was looking forward to some of those "backing" vocals later on the song, but alas not. 

 

If there's no plan for a full release, and assuming I run out of future projects, perhaps you'd let me chart the remaining minutes. I'll get in touch if that's the case.