John P. McAlpin (john-p-mcalpin) Tue 20 Dec 05 17:00
The William Tell bridge has always confused me. I long took it to be the intro to The Eleven. Why were these lyrics dropped from later versions of St. Stephen? When were they cut out?
searchlight casting (jstrahl) Wed 28 Dec 05 13:04
I haven't heard them on any post '69 version that i have heard, about the same time that The Eleven was dropped as well. Guess they just didn't have the same effect/impact when going into Not Fade Away.
searchlight casting (jstrahl) Fri 6 Jan 06 11:42
And, that segment is in key of B,with A playing a key role, which then led to a jam in that key containing a D chord, which could drop nicely into The Eleven. Not as effective if going into NFA (which, like the main part of St Stephen, is E,A and D).
John P. McAlpin (john-p-mcalpin) Mon 16 Jan 06 15:15
That makes much sense, thanks.
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