It’s All Too Much

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“It’s All Too Much”  is a song by the English rock group the Beatles from their 1969 album Yellow Submarine.  Written by George Harrison in 1967, it reflects the ideological themes of that year’s Summer of Love.  The Beatles recorded the track in May 1967, shortly after completing their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  The song features Hammond organ, which provides the track with a drone-like quality typical of Indian music, electric guitar feedback, and an overdubbed brass section.  Although several Beatles biographers dismiss the track as aimless, “It’s All Too Much” has received praise from many other commentators.  Peter Doggett considers it to be “one of the pinnacles of British acid-rock”, while Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone rates it among “the top five all-time psychedelic freakouts in rock history”.  (More from Wikipedia)
For Yellow Submarine, just four new songs were included on that album, and IMHO, George Harrison wrote the two best by far:  “Only a Northern Song” and “It’s All Too Much”.  The two Lennon/McCartney songs are “Hey Bulldog” and “All Together Now”; “Yellow Submarine” and “All You Need is Love” had been released previously. 
(June 2015)
Last edited: March 22, 2021