The question often comes up about the difference between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, they were exceptional together and separately talented. This is my take. Paul is a gifted composer who can effortlessly create melodic, memorable songs using a variety of styles and influences. John, on the other hand has the ability to compose a song, unrelated to anything that has been written before. Songs like I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields feel as if the had seeped through from a parallel universe, they are completely original.
The Lennon songs that fit the above description are ‘A Day in the Life’, ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘Glass Onion’, ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’.
‘Across the Universe’ is always in my ever changing favourite top three Lennon/Beatles compositions. It’s breath-taking and transports you into a different space time and plane of existence. It is unique.