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Thread #23567   Message #262720
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
22-Jul-00 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Turn, Turn, Turn by Beatles
The Byrd's version of Turnx3 had three things going for it- *soaring harmony, which McGuinn's nasal voice kept from becoming insipidly sweet * A great drum track, which Michael Clarke was capable of on occasion(see Eight Miles High) * and McGuinn playing his distinctive 12 string Rickenbacker over the driving beat in one of his best solos.

I like Pete's version, too, for the warmth and good-feeling of his singing. The meaning of the song comes across more clearly in Pete's.