The Beatles Song Of The Day- The Long And Winding Road

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The Beatles Song of the Day is The Long and Winding Road. The Long and Winding Road is on The Beatles Let It Be album. It was written by Paul McCartney. The production of the song by Phil Spector makes it one of the most controversial Beatles recordings-Paul hated the overdubs that Spector put on the song. This is a song Paul really worked hard on- he viewed it as another potential “Yesterday.” It wasn’t that but it would become The Beatles 20th and final #1 hit in the US. Paul has over the years released other versions of the song- most famously on Let It Be..Naked where he erases Spector’s production and goes with the simpler  instrumentation. Paul has said that he drew inspiration for the song while visiting his farm in Scotland. Paul offered the song to Tom Jones on the condition that he release the song as his next single, Jones turned it down since his record company already at a single ready to go. Beach Boy Brian Wilson has said this is his favorite Beatles song.  A great song and very timely considering The Beatles had reached the end of the road. Not necessarily a great recording of the song on Let It  Be- but the greatness of the song wins out. Paul McCartney: vocal and piano: John Lennon: bass: Ringo Starr: drums: Uncredited: 18 violins, 4 violas, four cellos, harp, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 guitarists, 14 female vocals. Produced by Phil Spector.

  • Rating The Long And Winding Road ***** a classic.
  • The Long And Winding Road was released as the A side of a single and went to #1 The Beatles 20th and final #1.  The b-side was For You Blue.
  • Length of song-3:40
  • Recorded on January 26, 31 1969 and April 1, 1970.
  • Spignesi and Lewis rank The Long and Winding Road #21 in their Top 100, critic Billy Wyman #45 out of 213. Jim Beviglia #47, Rolling Stone Magazine #90 and The Beatles Channel Listeners Poll-#29.

 

 

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door
The wild and windy night
That the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears
Crying for the day
Why leave me standing here
Let me know the way
Many times I’ve been alone
And many times I’ve cried
Any way you’ll never know
The many ways I’ve tried
And still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don’t leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door
But still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don’t keep me waiting here
Lead me to your door
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3 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day- The Long And Winding Road

  1. I really like this song. Not a favorite of mine but a Beatles song is still a good song, if that makes sense. It is ironic how lyrically it’s about a long and winding road and it was on their last Beatles record. I think it have been a perfect closing song.

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