Talk:Across the Universe

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EP?[edit]

I think the bit about the EP needs tightening up. I have heard that an EP was planned in connection with "Yellow Submarine", but presumably it was the four new songs in the film ("All Together Now"; "Only A Northern Song"; "Hey Bulldog"; "It's All Too Much"). Is there a source which says "Across the Universe" (which was not in the film) was supposed to be on the EP too?

This comes from the two Lewisohn Books I'll add the details when I get a chance. simonthebold 10:34, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Jai guru deva om[edit]

Ummm...why isn't it ever stated what "Jai guru deva om" means? Elfred 15:00, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

It means nothing. It's a mantra. The sound is used by the person chanting to aid in meditation. Troyvarsity 11:19, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

There was a Wiki article on the phrase detailing what each of the words mean but it appears to have been deleted. Each of the words mean something (guru and om obviously have articles on here) but I don't think the phrase as such means anything specific although it does roughly translate into English making some sort of sense but I can't remember the translation. I'm not sure if it was a mantra Lennon was given or if he just strung the words together himself. It might have been handy if before deleting the Jai Guru Deva Om article somebody had copied the main info over to this page. MarkB79 17:47, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

I belive I read somewhere that it means "gratitude to the divine teacher" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.53.72.31 (talk) 01:20, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

I remember hearing a snippet about it in the All Together Now article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.122.63.142 (talk) 19:10, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

White Album Reference[edit]

This statement, "his White Album contributions were much more angry and hard-edged." I question the validity of inclusion of this. Seems like just an unsubstantiated opinion. What is it about "Julia" that seems more hard-edged? Recommend it be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.217.166.84 (talk) 01:41, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

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Charity[edit]

"first appeared on a charity release"?? Are we sure about this? --andreasegde (talk) 12:26, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Deep space transmission[edit]

Does anyone know which version of the song was sent into space? Was it the Let it Be version, the one with the animal sounds orthe one from Let it be... Naked? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Instantpaydayloans (talkcontribs) 23:15, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

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Infobox overload[edit]

Does this article really need four infoboxes? Seems like overkill to me.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 23:29, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I removed them. At most, we could use Template:Extra track listing for Anthology 2 and Let It Be... Naked. — John Cardinal (talk) 02:49, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

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McCartney's "subconscious sabotage" of the song[edit]

Lennon's 1980 interview is published in book form and doesn't appear to be available online so I can't verify this. But the exact same quote is claimed to have been made by Lennon about McCartney relating to "Strawberry Fields Forever" and is related in the wiki article on that song. I found substantiation elsewhere online regarding the Strawberry Fields accusation, but it appears that this specific claim regarding Across the Universe was mistakenly taken from Lennon's accusations against McCartney regarding Strawberry Fields. 24.5.70.184 (talk) 23:48, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

The reference can be found in statements on p. 162 of The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Lennon makes a series of statements that are really quite suspicious, including "Paul would ... sort of subconsciously try and destroy a great song." Then he goes on to say "well maybe I'm paranoid", etc. Then Lennon goes on to say to the interviewer "The same thing happened to "Across the Universe"". A problem with Lennon, more than the other Beatles (or George Martin, etc.) is that spoke off the top of his head, and at that point in the interview, it's particularly obvious. 76.102.1.129 (talk) 16:24, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Unsourced changes[edit]

I suppose that anonymous user @2.102.12.101: has all the best intentions when he/she added the following line to this article: "VeteranBBC Radio 2 DJ and presenter, Chris Evans announced that this was his favourite song." But Wikipedia is not a databank of information gathered through hearsay or radio talk without transcripts. If problems arise for lack of written evidence, the user/contributor should discuss the matter first in the article's Page Talk. Please, review the policies before adding unsourced information: Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines Historiador (talk) 22:38, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Across the Universe/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Why did John Lennon write the words "Nothings gonna change my world?" Is it the nothingness your mind is supposed to achieve through meditation or the exasperation of being married to someone you don't love?

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