"Free as a Bird".........

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.......Original song written & recorded by John Lennon 1977......

...........and then recorded by The Beatles in 1995..............

----Between the years of 1977 and 1980, John Lennon composed many songs at his piano in his Dakota apartment, in New York City. One of his songs, Free As A Bird, was recorded by Lennon on a cassette tape machine, but was never finished....but

----With the release of The Beatles Anthology albums in the works, the remaining Beatles wanted to release several new songs, but wanted to include John Lennon. In 1994, Yoko Ono, John's widow, entrusted three of John's recordings to Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. These three were Grow Old With Me, Real Love and Free As A Bird.

-----John Lennon recorded three takes of Free As A Bird. The first one suffers from various demo-interruptions. Of the three, Take 3 was the one The Beatles chose to use, as it was clear that Lennon combined various tracks to form this composite.

-----The version that you hear by The Beatles is indeed John Lennon -----

-----with The Beatles as backing vocals. With the help of Jeff Lynne, who co-produced this song with The Beatles, John's original demo was lifted to a higher level, and with today's studio technology, they gave us this wonderful look into The Beatles again.

------Free As A Bird was released on The Beatles Anthology I-----

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Comments (58)

Sorin Pavel (pvlsori… on December 10, 2012

It's okay! Thank you!

Best wishes, Sorin

Diane - No Views on December 16, 2012

Wow, gorgeous. L&F.

blackcat49 (No Views… on December 17, 2012

Thank you very much Diane... ♪♫♩♬♭♪♫♩


blackcat49 (No Views… on December 20, 2012

Hello Stathis.....many thanks for the nice compliment!

Best wishes to you in beautiful Greece...from sunny Australia, Pam.

• ★˚ Merry★ 。•˚˛•。★Christmas!★ 。 •˚。°

jack hardy on December 24, 2012

Pam, I could not think of a better way to finish the year than to have one more listen to John Lennon. Thank you for your friendly comments throughout the year & I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful photographs next year. Merry Christmas - Regards Jack

blackcat49 (No Views… on December 24, 2012

Jack....what a beautiful thing to say! Thank you so much.....

You really should drop some hints for your next birthday you know!....that CD could be yours!

Have a good day tomorrow....Pam.

c. bayernengel on January 18, 2013

wunderschönes Bild like ღ Liebe Grüße, sendet dir, der bayernengel. ✿ܓ

blackcat49 (No Views… on January 20, 2013

Hello bayernengel....it's nice to meet you!

Many thanks for the lovely compliment and glad you like this pic.... :)

Best wishes from Australia, Pam.

tictac on January 31, 2013

This is a really interesting picture, which I LIKE very much. Tim.

blackcat49 (No Views… on January 31, 2013

Hi Tim....thanks very much for your visit and nice comment....much appreciated! :)

Cheers from Australia, Pam.

makis-GREECE ® on September 11, 2013

Φανταστική εικόνα!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!

Χαιρετίσματα από Αθήνα!


blackcat49 (No Views… on September 11, 2013

Thank you so very much once more Makis....I'm honoured.... :))

Cheers, Pam.

蒂芙尼.林 on October 17, 2013

hello. Pam

<<<superb photograph!!!>>>

YS:9 + LIKE:23

congratulation and have a nice day for you

best regards from Tiffany Liem

blackcat49 (No Views… on October 21, 2013

So pleased you chose this one Tiffany....thank you for the lovely compliment! ≧◔◡◔≦

Cheers, Pam.

Javeed Iqbal on November 13

Simply superb.

Greetings cat.

Christos Theodorou on November 13

Excellent photo!!! Greetings from Athens.

blackcat49 (No Views… on November 15

Javeed and Christos....thank you! :)

Cheers, Pam.

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