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The difficult history of The Beatles song ‘Two of Us’

The difficult history of The Beatles song ‘Two of Us’

The difficult history of The Beatles song ‘Two of Us’
January 20
11:44 2022

Ever since audiences first put the hotly anticipated vinyl of Let It Be on the record player, there has been an air of discontent around ‘Two of Us’. Just imagine: this is the album that was almost completely shelved by The Beatles, allegedly caused some of their worst fights, and had to be rescued by Phil Spector from the proverbial garbage can. And the first thing you hear is… John Lennon yelling some inane studio chatter, followed by a mellow acoustic number? Where’s the excitement of ‘Get Back’, or the tumultuousness of ‘The Long and Winding Road’? Why start the album with this?

There doesn’t seem to be any discourse about the quality of the song itself: ‘Two of Us’ is undoubtedly a beautiful song with some lovely imagery and vocal work from both Lennon and Paul McCartney. But it makes for a poor album opener, with or without unnecessary studio banter, and it now remains emblematic of some of the less-savoury aspects of the Get Back project. While McCartney claimed it was written for his wife Linda, fans almost didn’t want to believe that the song wasn’t about his and Lennon’s friendship.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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