By Jean-Michel Guesdon
Every album and each tune ever published by way of the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed by means of tune historians during this full of life and entirely illustrated work.
All the Songs delves deep into the background and origins of the Beatles and their tune. This first-of-its-kind ebook attracts upon many years of analysis, as tune historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the conditions that resulted in the composition of each track, the recording method, and the tools used.
Here, we research that one in all 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 show that once 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 purely Paul singing.
The 1000s of images in the course of the ebook comprise infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and fascinating pictures of the musicians in-studio.
All the Songs is the must-have Beatles booklet for the any real Beatles fan.
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Finally, we attach an importance to technique, addressing methods, instruments, and studio practices at the time. Specialist readers will find useful information; a broader public will discover an exciting world that the Beatles themselves helped to develop, notably starting in 1966 when the Beatles decided to stop touring and focus on recording. For readers of this book, some keys are needed. ), especially in the credits. In these same credits, when we speak of one musician’s singing, that means he takes all the vocal parts (chorus and harmony).
Love Me Do McCartney-Lennon / 2:19 1962–1963 SONGWRITERS John and Paul MUSICIANS Paul: vocal, bass, hand claps John: backing vocals, harmonica, hand claps George: rhythm guitar, hand claps Ringo: drums (version 1), tambourine (version 2), hand claps Andy White: drums (version 2) RECORDED Abbey Road: September 4–11, 1962 (Studio Two) NUMBER OF TAKES: 18 MIXING Abbey Road: September 11, 1962 (Studio Two) / February 25, 1963 (Studio One) TECHNICAL TEAM Producer: George Martin Sound Engineer: Norman Smith Assistant Engineers: unknown for the recording sessions on September 4 and 11, 1962 February 25, 1963: A.
I had come late to the Beatles. In the great divide of the new groups from England, I preferred the darker, more visceral Animals and Rolling Stones. But as the Beatles grew musically and conceptually, I was drawn in. By Rubber Soul I felt myself along for their ride, and with Revolver I was sold, acknowledging their influence and their enduring effect on our cultural voice. I joined the legions seduced by the words of their world—all four worlds, that is. The mystic paths lit by the lantern of George.