If there's one Beatles song that is truly buried under controversy it's this one. It's hard to 'hear' the song for what it is because of all the broohaha surrounding it. Let's try to look at what the beef different people have with it.
hates this because he claims Spector ruined it by putting a female choir all over it.
The reality is he took a really lousy demo without McCartney's permission or input and released it. Thus ruining Paul's chances of ever releasing a decent definitive version.
Correction: that was Let It Be.
The song obviously bored the pants off John, explaining, in part, his abysmal bass playing. He later characterised it as part of Paul's "little spurt just before we split" and "the last gasp".
generally those who detest McCartney for his saccharine streak point to this song as exhibit A in the court of cheesy winsomeness.
The reality. Though it's certainly a mushy ballad, it's not worse than Let It Be, Yesterday or even the first half of Hey Jude. I suspect that the poor performance makes it an easy target.
What do YOU think of this song? Leave me a comment.
Next time – we'll get to the song itself