Recording "Kreen - Akrore"

Thursday, February 12, 1970 • For Paul McCartney

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"McCartney" session at Morgan Studios

Feb 12 to ~20, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the McCartney Official album.
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Morgan Studios, London, UK

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There was a film on TV about the Kreen-Akrore Indians living in the Brazilian jungle, their lives, and how the white man is trying to change their way of life to his, so the next day, after lunch, I did some drumming. The idea behind it was to get the feeling of their hunt. So later piano, guitar and organ were added to the first section. The second had a few tracks of voices (Linda and I) and the end had overdubbed breathing, going into organ, and two lead guitars in harmony. Done at Morgan. Engineer, Robin Black. The end of the first section has Linda and I doing animal noises (speeded up) and an arrow sound (done live with bow and arrow – the bow broke), then animals stampeding across a guitar case. There are two drum tracks. We built a fire in the studio but didn’t use it (but used the sound of the twigs breaking).

Paul McCartney, from the “McCartney” press release, 1970

on this day, ‘Kreen-Akore’. He went on to make eight-track copies of his four-track masters so that he could overdub onto them.

Miles, Barry. The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years (Kindle Locations 9715-9716). Music Sales. Kindle Edition.

Last updated on November 21, 2021

Songs recorded


Kreen - Akrore

Written by Paul McCartney


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