Rain single beatles
This song really reminds me of sunny days, especially in gardens...hurr, must be on account of the music film. All the stuff people have cited: Ringo's drums, Paul's bass riffs, John's philosophy and backward lyrics.
Ironically, 'Sun King' really reminds me of rainy weather and ocean storms, also. But nobody has mentioned what is my intimate little favorite part of the recording: the slow growling sound of John's guitar.
I don't even know how to describe it but for some reason or another they just seemed to be at their best during this period.
They had a tremendous confidence that seemed to come thru on every song during this time.
I am of course refering to the teens and pre teens that enjoyed the simple pop love songs . Ironically, back in the day when Rain came out, I did not like it!
The music that came before the Beatles really does not matter anymore. To me pre Beatles music is "oldies" and post Beatles music is classic rock. Many of the Beatles songs sound just as a relevant today as they did forty years ago. (Admittedly, at 11 years old, I was a big Beatles fan, but not much of a critical listener--I didn't even notice that Eleanor Rigby was all strings until someone pointed it out to me years later :) Over the years, it slowly sneaked up on me that Rain was truly a great, creative, pioneering song.
I agree with Brian from Boston that their confidence reached an apex at this point and in my opinion, it is their finest period for song writing and recording.