Talk:The Long and Winding Road

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Criticism of John Lennon's bass playing[edit]

I don't mean to be subjective, but in the Let It Be...Naked version of this song, I think that John Lennon didn't do too bad. I believe this is the same version as heard in the film. I also discussed this in the "Let It Be...Naked talk page. I don't know why Ian MacDonald described Lennon's bass playing as "atrocious to the point of sabotage." I guess it's possible that in the "Naked" version, Paul McCartney may have removed John Lennon's bassline and replaced it with his own. My only other thought is that the mistakes may have been fixed by studio technicians. I would like for other users to tell me what they think.--Kevjgav (talk) 20:29, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Recording session[edit]

The session originally consisted of Paul McCartney on Bluthner piano, John Lennon on Fender Bass VI, George Harrison on guitar, Ringo Starr on drums and Billy Preston on Fender Rhodes electric piano. When Phil Spector added the strings, brass and choir, McCartney regarded the song as having been ruined.--Kevjgav (talk) 20:32, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Concerns regarding FA quality[edit]

I've just tidied up the article a little, and removed some unsourced trivia. The article doesn't appear to me as either FA or GA quality in terms of coverage, prose, and MoS requirements - it was promoted in 2006, and reviewed again in 2008, and hasn't been well maintained. I will not have the time to tidy up the article or take my concerns further, however it seems appropriate to raise those concerns rather than merely pass on by, so, per the stage one process at Wikipedia:Featured article review I am making a note here, and will ping relevant Projects. SilkTork ✔Tea time 16:12, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Billy Preston on electric piano, NOT organ[edit]

Who changed the band lineup to "Billy Preston on organ?" Preston clearly plays electric piano in this song and this should be apparent to any keyboardist who listens to the Let It Be...Naked version, so I edited that accordingly. Consistent with Let It Be#Personnel and Let It Be...Naked#Differences.-- (talk) 23:22, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Billy Preston is seen playing organ in the movie. However he doesn't appear to be playing the actual notes you hear in the audio, and furthermore, the audio is the sound of an electric piano, not an organ.-- (talk) 23:30, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

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