Question about "Across the Universe"

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    What language is that phrase in the song that goes:

    Jai guru deva om

    and what does it translate to?

    Is that the same language John Lennon uses on #9 Dream?
     
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  3. Dome Vongvises

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    Thanks. Now if I can only figure out what the hell John Lennon is saying on #9 Dream.
     
  4. Grant B

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    There is a noise on the song Meat City if you play backwards, he clearly says, "fuck a pig".
    I ruined more turntables that way...
     
  5. John Berggren

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    Across the Universe is one of my absolute favorite Beatles songs. Perhaps my favorite. It's a song for the ages.
     
  6. Marc Colella

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    I don't care if it's considered blasphemous, I prefer Fiona Apple's version best.

    * runs for cover *
     
  7. Colin Jacobson

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    I don't know if I'd say I like it BEST, but I am fond of Bowie's version. Hey, Lennon's on it too - that must mean he endorsed it, right?
     
  8. Larry Geller

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    Aaaaahhh bawakawa, poussee poussa. As far as I can tell!
     
  9. Philip Hamm

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    I always thought it was just good sounding nonsense words along the lines of "whap-ba-ba-lu-bap a-whap-bam-boom".
     
  10. TheLongshot

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    I like the version The Flower Kings do. They slow it down a bit. It always felt like The Beatles version is trying to rush through the song.

    Jason
     
  11. Dan B

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    Love this song & Fiona Apple's cover too.
     
  12. Henry Gale

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    The actual, original, Little Richard phrase was, "Wop-bobba-lu-bop-a-good-God-Damn."
     
  13. Nick Sievers

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    You're definitely not the only one. I don't think I have heard Bowie's version though.
     
  14. Grant B

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    BTW
    I have the single version that was done for the World Wildlife Fund; I am not sure if it was released on anything else. It was faster with a flock of birds taking off as the intro.
    Love that version!!!
     
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    I think Phil Spector produced the "Wildlife" version. The faster playback always sounded weird to me.
     
  16. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    Nope. George Martin produced that version for the WWF album

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Larry Geller

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    Never a single & it's on Past Masters Vol. 2. Produced by George Martin.
     
  18. Keith Paynter

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    Damn! You're right...shows how much I listen to that CD :b
     
  19. Marvin

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    It's also on volume 2 of the Anthology.
     
  20. Larry Geller

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    Not true. Different version.
     

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