Saturday, January 31, 2009

Duets: Two Of Us

The Beatles: Two Of Us


Two Of Us is from The Beatles' 1970 release, Let It Be, whose recording was documented by film director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, all while the band was going through the throes of break-up.

The movie can be painful to watch at times - the palpable tension of the tired and worn out group comes through loud and clear on the screen, but it does set up a nice moment where Paul McCartney and John Lennon share a duet on Two Of Us. McCartney had wrote it for his wife, Linda, but when he sang it with Lennon, it took on new meaning as an endearing gesture of affection from Paul to John, with lines like,"You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead." The Phil Spector-produced version starts with Lennon shouting, "'I Dig a Pygmy', by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids... Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats" - the "deaf aids" was the nickname given to The Beatles' Vox amplifiers.

Now, because we here at Star Maker Machine love you readers so much, I've also included the demo version - enjoy!

The Beatles: Two Of Us - Demo

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