By Jean-Michel Guesdon
Every album and each music ever published via the Beatles?from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding highway" (U.S. 1970)?is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed via track historians during this energetic and completely illustrated work.
All the Songs delves deep into the background and origins of the Beatles and their tune. This first-of-its-kind publication attracts upon a long time of analysis, as song historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the conditions that ended in the composition of each track, the recording procedure, and the tools used.
Here, we study that one in every of John Lennon's favourite guitars used to be a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he acquired for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally research that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it was once one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors exhibit that after the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't grew to become on, so audience heard in simple terms Paul singing.
The 1000s of photos through the booklet contain infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, pictures of Beatles tools, and fascinating pictures of the musicians in-studio.
All the Songs is the must-have Beatles ebook for the any precise Beatles fan.
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In a 1963 interview, John stated that they were all ready to record it a second time if it did not meet their expectations: “We are perfectionists but ultimately, we were more than happy with the results”—although in 1975, he qualified his opinion, believing that the record did not succeed in transmitting the excitement of their Hamburg and Liverpool performances. He admitted, “That record tried to capture us live, and was the nearest thing to what we might have sounded like in Hamburg and Liverpool.
A great rival of EMI, Decca Records had rejected the Beatles a few months before. Smith hoped that Rowe, thinking he was receiving a demo tape from a group searching for a recording company, would reject them a second time! ) On Monday, November 26, the song was largely redone, and they rehearsed for an hour during the session before recording it. George Martin was impressed. , they were ready. It took eighteen takes. John’s harmonica was recorded by means of overdub. The final results thrilled Martin, “It went beautifully.
M. and there remained six songs to record. ” Since the piece was part of the usual repertoire of the group, three takes were sufficient. John played his Gibson J-160 E and did the singing. ” Totally performed live, the song did not require any editing. It was mixed along with the other songs on February 25. Chains Gerry Goffin–Carole King / 2:23 1963 MUSICIANS George: vocal, lead guitar John: backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica Paul: backing vocals, bass Ringo: drums RECORDED Abbey Road: February 11, 1963 (Studio Two) NUMBER OF TAKES: 4 MIXING Abbey Road: February 25, 1963 (Studio One) TECHNICAL TEAM Producer: George Martin Sound Engineer: Norman Smith Assistant Engineers: Richard Langham, A.