John's Track of the Week: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"

Track: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Artist: The Beatles
Album: Abbey Road
Year: 1969

Sorry to include another track having linkage to The Beatles in any way, but this song had to be discussed.  For the past week, I've been listening to a lot of The Beatles (among other artists, of course), specifically 1969's Abbey Road.  One of my favorite albums of all-time, it's layered with classics, the true epitome of the band's diverse body of work.  The track that stands out the most, however, is "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".

Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (with input from Yoko Ono), the song explores a very different side of The Beatles.  The melody and verse are simple, repeating the same words and guitar chords in descension.  It delves into a part of psychadelia and almost prog-rock with its grinding, driving guitar and spiraling vocals.  I'd consider this to be the band's heaviest song, while others may insist "Helter Skelter".  Either way, still a very enjoyable listen.

Unfortunately, due to Michael Jackson owning a good portion of The Beatles' library (among other reasons), the track isn't available in its original form on Imeem.  However, the version of the song from the motion picture, Across the Universe is, and should suffice.

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