Long, Long, Long (3:03)

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“Long, Long, Long” is a song written by George Harrison, and first released by The Beatles on their 1968 album, The Beatles (also known as The White Album).
Music analyst Alan Pollack said the song has “an off-beat mixture of styles typical of the times: a three-way cross between jazz waltz, folk song, and late sixties psychedelia.”[1] Critic Richie Unterberger wrote that “Long, Long, Long” is one of the most underrated songs in the Beatles’ large discography.[2] Ian MacDonald also argues that the song is Harrison’s “finest moment” on The Beatles. [3] “Long, Long, Long” is a love song, though as Nicholas Schaffner notes, it is “the first of dozens of Harrison love songs that are ambiguous in that he could be singing either to his lady or to his Lord.” According to Harrison’s autobiography, I Me Mine, the rattling heard at the end of the song was the result of a bottle of Blue Nun wine sitting on the Leslie speaker. When Paul McCartney played a certain note on the Hammond organ the bottle began to rattle.[3] To compound the sound, Starr recorded a fast snare drum roll.[4]


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