When Lennon played it the first time to George Martin, Martin didn't like it.He leaned towards Mc Cartney and muttered: "It's certainly repetitive".–From darkness to light.And at the same time the melodies are stick together with a countermelody at the guitar. In the middle part of Hey Bulldog, the piano doesn't follow the singer. The first one was Schumann in his songs.–The first rap song.
I can't imagine it being better with just acoustic instruments, though, like I said before, I really can't say.
Lennon´s "Across the Universe" is the best music since Wagner! But the first recording from February 1968 is better than the final.
Happiness Is a Warm Gun starts with a little melancholy, and ends with enthusiasm.—In the middle part of I Am The Walrus the darkness switches over to light: "sitting in an English garden…". And I think Wagner would have loved the arrangement in Glass Onion.–Suggestive and hypnotic music.
And the transition from the chaos and darkness in Revolution 9 to the light in Good Night. With small intervals between the notes in combination with some dissonance chord, Lennon can create a suggestive and hypnotic feeling in for example Across The Universe. With few, but effective notes, Lennon can create more feeling than Mc Cartney with all his notes, for example in If I Fell and Love.–A melody sang three times, in succession, with just a little change every time.
In the future, Lennon will be regarded as the great and heavy composer -- one of the greatest ever, and Mc Cartney the composer of good filler music.
The greatness of John Lennon's music as i see it:–The increasing tension. Before Lennon, all pop music structure was AABA, where the tension decreased in the middle part B.
The increasing tension was what first characterized The Beatles.
The first single where the verse lacked this increasing tension was Can't Buy Me Love. I didn't know then it was a Mc Cartney composition.
The camera stays on George's face and you can see the emotion in his eyes as he listens to John's voice and misses him.