I’ve Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
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"I’ve Just Seen A Face" - The Beatles (1965)
Recorded in December 1965, McCartney said of "I’ve Just Seen A Face":
“There’s an insistent quality to it that I liked. It was a breathless race to the finish.”
"With its stirring acoustic introduction, the composition pointedly eschews the perfunctory stories about love in so many early Beatles songs, instead providing listeners with an abrupt, imagistic portrait of the first flush of heart-stopping romance: Magisterial, over-whelming, and with a minimum of verbal fuss, it’s an uncomplicated representation of love that the Beatles had been striving toward throughout their career."
"Aside from the delightfully unplugged arrangement, and a greater than ever amount of attention paid to compositional detail, this song manifests a button-busting sense of energy that is timeless and most compelling. The form is reasonably clear in some sense, but it's also unusually complicated and would appear to have absorbed the influence of several styles. The strict alternation of verse and refrain in the second half is rather folksy. The triple refrain as an outro is reminiscent of the R&B rave-up. And the whole thing is lead off by an extraordinary intro that is not so easily pigeon-holed. "
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