- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Revolver (UK Mono) LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road
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This was the 31st day of the recording sessions for the “Revolver” album.
Two days before, The Beatles had started recording Paul McCartney’s ballad “Here, There And Everywhere“. On this day, they decided to start from scratch. From 7 pm to 3:30 am, they recorded nine more takes of the rhythm track (labelled takes 5 to 13, with Paul on electric guitar and guided vocals and Ringo Starr on drums) and added overdubs.
Take 7 was released on the “Real Love” single in 1996.
Issued here for the first time is a combination of Take 7 (the basic track with Paul’s simple but effective guide vocal) and – superimposed near the end – a 1995 remix of those harmonies, as overdubbed on to Take 13From “Real Love” liner notes
Take 13 was deemed the best take and received the first overdubs. Paul added his bass part and Ringo some additional drums. Paul, John Lennon and George Harrison then added backing vocals and click fingers.
The four tracks of the tape being full, a reduction mix (named take 14) was done to free up two tracks and more overdubs were recorded. Paul added his lead vocals (recorded with varispeed – with the tape running slower so his voice was faster and higher upon playback).
When I sang it in the studio I remember thinking, I’ll sing it like Marianne Faithfull; something no one would ever know. You get these little things in your mind, you think, I’ll sing it like James Brown might, but of course it’s always you that sings it, but in your head there’s a little James Brown for that session. If you can’t think how to sing the thing, that’s always a good clue: imagine Aretha Franklin to come and sing it, Ray Charles is going to sing it. So that one was a little voice, I used an almost falsetto voice…My Marianne Faithfull impression.Paul McCartney – From Many Years From Now by Barry Miles, 1997
“Here, There And Everywhere” would be completed on the following day.
Last updated on October 22, 2022
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