“What you hear on this first attempt is a version lacking the vocals from that famous chorus; John is singing lead and Paul McCartney is at a Lowrey organ, combining numerous presets, including harpsichord, vibraharp and music box, to make that infamous opening sound.”
“You hear, in the bits of backgrounded conversation, a true collaboration, a bit of magic unfolding. It's thrilling to hear.”
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#OTD #1967, The Beatles work on ‘I Am The Walrus’ at Abbey Road. (This is the last of the `Magical Mystery Tour' sessions). "Expert texpert choking smokers, Don't you think the joker laughs at you? See how they smile, Like pigs in a sty, see how they snied. I'm crying. Semolina pilchards Climbing up the Eiffel Tower. Element'ry penguin singing Hare Krishna, Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe." Listen: http://gnikn.us/2lT0Nlq
THE PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION EIGHT TITLES IN-STORES NOW FEATURING LIMITED EDITION 180g COLOR VINYL PRESSINGS https://www.paulmccartney.com/news-blogs/news/the-paul-mccartney-archive-collection-eight-titles-out-now The first eight Archive Collection titles are now available in stores released as single CD digipack, 180gram black vinyl, and limited edition 180gram colour vinyl. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.
#OTD 1966, newspapers report that there will be no more Beatles tours, marking the end of one extraordinary journey and the beginning of another - in the studio. What is your favourite moment from The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years? http://gnikn.us/2vZPUVA
Elbow soundtrack this year's John Lewis Christmas campaign with a new cover of The Beatles' 'Golden Slumbers'. Guy Garvey, lead singer of elbow said: "This project was such a pleasure. The director Michel Gondry and The Beatles did all the work for us. We are really proud to be involved." Listen to the track here: https://Elbow.lnk.to/GoldenSlumbersJL
Tonight: If you're in the UK, you have another chance to watch Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall - BBC4, 10:30pm “Made with unprecedented access to The Beatles' pictorial archive, this is an in-depth exploration, in sound and vision, of one of the most important and far-reaching moments in recent music history.” http://gnikn.us/2znCNyZ
Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution is preceded on BBC4 this Friday 10th Nov at 9.30pm by "How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin". This film meets the Soviet Beatles generation and hears their stories about how the Fab Four changed their lives, including Putin's deputy premier Sergei Ivanov, who explains how the Beatles helped him learn English and showed him another life. Millions of young people fell in love with the Beatles and the culture of the Cold War enemy, and defected emotionally from the Soviet system. The Beatles prepared the cultural way for the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately helped to wash away the foundations of that system. At 11.30pm BBC presents the Arena documentary "Magical Mystery Tour Revisited" "What propelled The Beatles to make this surreal, startling and - at the time - utterly misunderstood film? Arena presents the greatest Beatles story never told, a blockbuster double-bill. Beginning with a documentary full of fabulous Beatles archive material never shown before anywhere in the world." Following the documentary - Roll up roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour main feature!
This Friday 10th November, BBC4 is rebroadcasting Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution: With the help of outtakes and studio conversations between the band - never heard before outside of Abbey Road - composer Howard Goodall: "Gets under the bonnet of Sgt Pepper. He takes the music apart and reassembles it, to show us how it works - and makes surprising connections with the music of the last 1,000 years to do so.” http://gnikn.us/2znCNyZ
#OTD #1963, #TheBeatles played the Royal Command Performance, where John famously commented: “For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands, and the rest of you if you’d just rattle your jewellery.” Later, he remarked: “I was fantastically nervous, but I wanted to say something to rebel a bit, and that was the best I could do.” Photos © Apple Corps Ltd.
On December 15, the DELUXE ANNIVERSARY EDITION of The Beatles’ 1967 masterwork, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, will debut worldwide in high definition digital audio (96kHz/24bit). On the same date, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’s 2017 stereo mix will be released in two distinct 1-LP vinyl editions: a 180-gram black vinyl LP and a limited, collectible picture disc vinyl LP. See http://www.thebeatles.com/news/we-are-ringing-holidays-new-global-beatles-releases for full information. Preorder Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 180-gram black vinyl LP: http://TheBeatles.lnk.to/SgtPepperAnniversary1LP Preorder Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band limited edition picture disc vinyl LP: http://TheBeatles.lnk.to/SgtPepperAnniversaryPictureDisc Purchase Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition: http://TheBeatles.lnk.to/SgtPepperAnniversary
WE ARE RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH ‘THE CHRISTMAS RECORDS’ LIMITED EDITION SEVEN-INCH VINYL BOX SET, AND NEW SGT. PEPPER DIGITAL AND VINYL EDITIONS The Beatles’ Festive Fan Club Holiday Recordings will be presented together on 7 coloured vinyl singles with original artwork on December 15th. Debuting on the same day: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in HD Digital Audio, Picture Disc and Single Vinyl Editions. Read the full story at http://thebeatles.com Pre-order your copy: http://TheBeatles.lnk.to/ChristmasRecords
#OTD #1963… “Ed Sullivan was getting off a plane at Heathrow at the same time that we were getting off one from Sweden, (he) saw all the fans at the airport and booked us on the spot. He didn’t know us and we didn’t know him.” - Paul This is the moment that saw #TheBeatles make their first visit to the U.S. - and appear on the Ed Sullivan Show - a year later. “Things used to fall right for us as a band. We couldn’t stop it. The gods were on our side. We were fabulous musicians, we had great writers; it wasn’t like a piece of s*** was being helped, and things just fell into place.” - Ringo http://gnikn.us/2xph6N0
#OTD #1965, #TheBeatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace: “To start with, we wanted to laugh. But when it happens to you, when you are being decorated, you don’t laugh any more. (…) We had nothing to say. The Queen was planted on a big thing. She said something like ‘ooh, ah, blah, blah’ we didn’t quite understand. She’s much nicer than she is in the photos.” - John. Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.
#OTD #1967 #TheBeatles were at Abbey Road, mono mixing and editing ‘The Fool On The Hill’. “But the fool on the hill Sees the sun going down, And the eyes in his head See the world spinning 'round.” Listen: http://gnikn.us/2vI20pm
#OTD #1963 #TheBeatles made their way to Stockholm for their first foreign tour. These pics were taken from the Hotel Continental, where they were staying: “The hotel was a lot of fun. There was a memorable day when Paul dressed up in disguise; he had a camera and ran around the restaurants going, ‘How do you do, Sweden?’ He’d say some crazy mouthful and take photos of everybody and no one would recognise him, which we thought was pretty hip. He was handing out strange business cards that other people had given him - it was one of the grooves of life.” Ringo Photo © Apple Corps Ltd