- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Komm, gib mir deine Hand / Sie liebt dich 7" Single.
- Timeline See what happened in 1964
- EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France
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The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn
The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.
We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!
From Anthology 1 liner notes:
In Paris for a concert season at the Olympia, music-hall, the Beatles taped the basic track and all outtakes of Can’t Buy Me Love at the end of a session at EMI’s Pathé Marconi studios in which they also recorded German-language versions of I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You. Vocal and guitar overdubs were added to the master, Take 4, back at Abbey Road on 25 February, but the previously unreleased Paris recording of Can’t Buy Me Love presented here, all vocals and instruments live, is Take 2 (with the main guitar solo “flown in” from Take 1). Paul’s vocal style was more bluesy in these first two rough takes – though it should be recognised that he was not attempting a definitive vocal track – while John and George’s backing vocal idea was later dispensed with too.
Last updated on July 9, 2017