Label: Apple Records - 0094638242017,Parlophone - 0094638242017 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo 180 Gram • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Beat, Rock & Roll
Paul McCartney : vocals, bass, handclaps John Lennon : backing vocals, rhythm guitar, handclaps George Harrison : backing vocals, lead guitar, handclaps Ringo Starr : drums, handclaps. Available on: With The Alex Johnson - Operation Oasis (Cassette, Album, MP3, Album). The group recorded 13 takes of the song on 11 Februaryalthough when it was deemed surplus to requirements the tape was destroyed.
Seven months later they resurrected it for With The Beatles, completing it in nine attempts on 12 September The nine takes were numbered The album version was an edit of takes 26 and 29; the edit was made by George Martin on 30 September. Hold me tight is one of my favorite beatles song. Is a rocker and I love the relentless rhythum guitar by john along with the claps of the four beatles. It would be great to see this song re-release again it would be a big hit today.
It was written by Paul McCartney. With No help from John! Paul is quite capable of writing songs and he does such Hold Me Tight - The Beatles - With The Beatles amazing job. Actually, they should have given the song to a Girl Group while Girl Groups were still relatively popular. A group like the Shirelles might have even scored a hit with it. They did perform it livebut not once they tried it out for PPM.
There are no recorded live versions from it. I guess thirteen failed takes of a song you do loads must be a pretty disillusioning experience. Why do they turn it down…. Was very popular at the time…though every song was. It might have been a good song but the treatment George Martin The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Paul Desmond - The Ballad Of Paul Desmond to it was really poor.
In my opinion it is one of the worst produced by him, really horribly recorded. A great Llwyd - Various - Bit-1 and the sloppy recording gives it a really raw effect like some of the Stones and Who stuff. John was so full of shit about a lot of these songs in his interviews. Oh you are so brave to beat up on a dead man.
Interesting to read that it was attempted in the PPM sessions. Good points: Nice interplay between the guitars. Nice rocking feel. Nice contrast in the bridge. Inaudible bass. It adds some garage appeal. Even without any audible electric bass, it rocks. If someone figures out how to do a really tough remake — this song could be fierce. Mostly a bad recording of a bog-standard early Beatles rocker.
John was right about this one. Is it just me or Paul sings out of tune here? Hold Me Tight is a poorly produced song, no way around that. Geez, what a bunch of nit picking techo phobes.
Picture them playing this as released on Meet The Beatles in the early 60s. Pure magic. The Beatles were well known for releasing songs in a raw format, in fact there are sites dedicated to detailing every instance of a background noises, poor editing etc.
McCartney being a bassist would have known thousands of variations. From a musical point of view, it is very cleverly contructed i.
The 7th add a dark or urgent feel and McCartney make good use of the b7 by leading into chords from this interval. I love this Paul McCartney composition. If this had of been released as a single I have no doubt it would have been a big hit. I think it sounds exciting and inspired. Makes a great girl group song or solo for a young female with a ukulele, as can be seen on YouTube. LOVE this song.
Great beat — raw vocals by Paul flawed to perfection. One of the very best of the early Beatles songs. I was 12 and this was my first record. I got the music later than most but I did get it. This song Hold Me Tight - The Beatles - With The Beatles out differently than any other song they have done. Everyone is playing the same riff through the whole song.
Black Sabbath made a career out of that. Not even John is strumming away on his Rickenbacker. He is playing the bass line too. So it sounds huge and may explain why nobody seems to hear any bass.
Not until Helter Skelter 4 years into the Hold Me Tight - The Beatles - With The Beatles would they get heavier than this. I own 4 versions of this song. MTB Mono 3. With The Beatels stereo 4. This was also released on a single in Australia in It all depended on how the salesperson rang up the sale and to which side the buyer referred when asking for the record.
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It was a pretty poor song and I was never really interested in it either way. Hold Me Tight was a failed attempt at a single which then became an acceptable album filler.
Latest Comments. Barry Friday 2 October Barry-ply Friday 30 December Marlin Vrbas Monday 9 June Whoever wrote it usually sang it. So it was probably Paul. Phil Bachelor Wednesday 30 October Jim Monday 4 January Elsewhere Man Monday 25 January Diego Wednesday 29 June Did the beatles ever played the this tune live back in ?
Hold me tight! Thursday 5 April Diego Friday 4 January Let Boris Berezovsky - Chopin - Concerto know where in history they played this song live, hold me tight.
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