Eight Days A Week. Eleanor's Dream. Spread the love! If you like what you are seeing, share it on social networks and let others know about The Paul McCartney Project. However, the original name of the protagonist that he chose was not Eleanor Rigby but Miss Daisy Hawkins.
The singer-composer Donovan reported that he heard McCartney play it to him before it was finished, with completely different lyrics. Then the name Father McCartney came to me, and all the lonely people. But I thought that people would think it was supposed to be about my Dad sitting knitting his socks. I was looking for a name that sounded natural.
McCartney has conceded he may have been subconsciously influenced by the name on the gravestone. The real Eleanor Rigby lived a lonely life similar to that of the woman in the song. The song is often described as a lament for lonely people or a commentary on post-war life in Britain. It segues into a symphonic extension, "Eleanor's Dream". A fully remixed stereo version of the original "Eleanor Rigby" song was issued in on the Yellow Submarine Songtrack.
Further new mixes were released on Love and the version of 1. In a interview, Pete Townshend of the Who commented: "I think 'Eleanor Rigby' was a very important musical move forward.
It certainly inspired me to write and listen to things in that vein. Although "Eleanor Rigby" was far from the first pop song to deal with death and loneliness, according to Ian MacDonald it "came as quite a shock to pop listeners in ".
In some reference books on classical music, "Eleanor Rigby" is included and considered comparable to art songs lieder. Classical and theatrical composer Howard Goodall said that the Beatles' works are "a stunning roll-call of sublime melodies that perhaps only Mozart can match in European musical history" and that they "almost single-handedly rescued the Western musical system" from the "plague years of the avant-garde ".
About "Eleanor Rigby", he said it is "an urban version of a tragic ballad in the Dorian mode ". American songwriter Jerry Leiber once said: "The Beatles are second to none in all departments. I don't think there has ever been a better song written than 'Eleanor Rigby'. He dismissed "Eleanor Rigby" as a song designed "to please music teachers in primary schools",  adding that "I can imagine John saying, 'I'm going to write this for my old schoolmistress.
According to Ian MacDonald: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Eleanor Rigby The Beatles song. This article is about the Beatles song. For other uses, see Eleanor Rigby disambiguation. Further information: List of cover versions of Beatles songs.
The Guardian. Retrieved 4 February Cengage Learning. With a light Dorian melody, the song also incorporates the Aeolian mode, having an air of inevitability to the flow. The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" is a great instrumental song involving four violins, two violas and two cellos.
It reached the top of the UK charts, in the US charting only at a top of rank eleven. Paul McCartney was the receiver of the award. But we actually don't know, and I think McCartney himself doesn't know. Karen Fairweather, from Omega Auctions, conceded the connection between the real Eleanor Rigby and the song was a matter of "folklore", none of which was rooted in "concrete fact".
Yet, whatever the origin of the name, Eleanor Rigby remains an integral part of the band's story and Liverpool's Beatles industry. The gravestone itself is regularly visited by guided tours and an Eleanor Rigby sculpture can be found in Stanley Street. Mr Leigh describes the song as "perfect", both in its melodies and its representation of a typical Liverpudlian woman of the time.
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