The Beatles Albums- The End

The End

The End Guitar Solos

Paul George and John each played. I the video, the fist guitar is Paul, the second George and the third, John.

Song Lyrics:

Oh yeah, all right
Are you gonna be in my dreams tonight?

Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make


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Beatles – The End Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Song Facts and History:


This contains the only drum solo Ringo ever performed as a Beatle. He hates solos and had to be persuaded to do it.

Lennon, McCartney and Harrison took turns doing guitar solos. If you listen closely, you can hear how the styles change from one to the other. This is the only time in the Beatles’ history that they traded riffs.

This ends with a 30 piece orchestra.

According to Geoff Emerick who engineered the album, the guitar solos are in this order; Paul, George,and John. Paul wanted to go first and John wanted to go last. (thanks, Phil – New Britain, CT)

wow – what an interesting thread – i came here cuz i am currently reading the book “Here, There and Everywhere” by Beatles engineer, Geoff Emerickson – great book! And as some folks have mentioned in the thread Geoff does comment on the order of the solos – which as i read it i thought, “wow, never realized they traded riffs – i’ll want to go back and hear that” – and so I did… and i quickly noticed that it’s a little different than the short breakdown Geoff gives in the book – he pretty much just said they went in order of Paul first, George second and John third – and he also mentioned that they were 2 bars solos – well… as i listened i first noticed that its longer than that for the solos (18 bars total) – and so… here’s my conclusion… and I should first say that I dont know for a fact, but this would be based on just using my ear – and it is interesting because as i listened in phones there seems to be no separation in terms of panning placement, but only in terms of the tonal separation and the style can we guess… here’s what makes most sense to me … Paul (2 bars), George (2 bars), John (2 bars) , Paul (2 bars), George (4 bars – first higher on the neck and then lower) , Paul (another 2 bars, Geeorge (2 bars) and John (final 2 bars). Again my assesment is based on the tones (eq) of the 3 different guitars and on the sytle (approach) of each – listen to it again with this in mind and let me know if it makes sense to you. Also, so amazing how each of them very often come in prior to the bar line – just such great rhythmic creativity – so bear that in mind too as you count the bars. I feel reasonably certain of tis assesment, but fact is… I dont actually know and would love to get the authoritive word – best person to give that would probably be Geoff, Paul or Ringo – hopefully one of them will stop by this forum one day and set us all straight! LOL
– haven, wheatridge, CO


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