Nowhere Man

By The BeatlesEP • Part of the collection “The Beatles • The original UK EPs

UK release date:
Jul 08, 1966
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
GEP 8952

Master release


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This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions








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Track list

Side 1


1.

Nowhere Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:45 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 21, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 22, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 25, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Drive My Car

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:31 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Cowbell, Drums
John Lennon :
Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 13, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 25, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Side 2


1.

Michelle

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:33 • Studio versionC • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
12-string acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 03, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


2.

You Won't See Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:23 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Hammond organ

Session Recording:
Nov 11, 1965

Session Mixing:
Nov 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

The Beatles’ Nowhere Man EP was released 8 July 1966. It included four songs from the British version of the album Rubber Soul. The EP was only released in mono, with the catalogue number Parlophone GEP 8952.

In the United States, “Nowhere Man” and “Drive My Car” were on Yesterday and Today, not on Rubber Soul. “Nowhere Man” was also issued as a single in the US (with “What Goes On” as the B-side) in February 1966.


The covers of the EPs “Yesterday”, “Million Sellers” and “Nowhere Man” are also by you. Do you remember something about those sessions?

“Nowhere Man” and “Yesterday” belong to a period of time when op art was just starting in England. And people like Peter Blake were coming to the fore… David Hockney, Brian Rise… and I worked with two people on that series of pictures. One girl was called Carol Russell, from the Royal College of Art and Stuart Bristley. We all worked together on that. It was a very difficult job because the studio was very small and it was full of many set-ups we had prepared for other jobs. And “Nowhere Man”, I don’t remember. Where was it taken? Ah yes, the ones in Chiswick Park. I think that was the day they did “Rain” and “Paperback Writer”. I think Michael Lindsay-Hogg directed the video promotions and I was there just making pictures. Good fun, yeah. Not too long ago, I just found more pictures of that session.

Robert Whitaker – Photographer – From Beatlefan #108, Sept-Oct 1997

Last updated on November 1, 2022

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