Sunday, January 24, 2010

Your Line's Engaged.

The third song on side one of the UK Parlophone LP "Rubber Soul" is an original Lennon/McCartney composition mainly written by Paul entitled "You Won't See Me". This track (in my opinion) is probably one of the weakest tracks of the collection. The subject matter is surprisingly negative for a "Paul" song - although not the only one from these sessions - and the tempo actually and very slightly slows down as it approaches the end and fades out. This tune sounds like it was very quickly written and I'm sure that if there would have been more time to record this LP (the Beatles were on a very tight schedule for "Rubber Soul") the song may have changed or have been improved on. Speculation on my part, for sure.

"You Won't See Me" was recorded during a thirteen hour marathon session on November 11 1965 at EMI studio two. The basic track was recorded as two takes. The line up of instruments for this track consist of piano, bass, guitar and drums/tambourine. A fairly straightforward recording. Vocals were overdubbed.

"You Won't See Me" was mixed for mono and stereo three days later on November 15 1965 from the control room of studio one. The mono mix has a longer fade than the stereo mix. Although the original stereo mix had very wide separation, the 1987 and remastered CD stereo mix has the vocals panned more to the center to balance.

"You Won't See Me" is available on the Parlophone UK LP/CD "Rubber Soul" as well as the North American Capitol LP/CD "Rubber Soul". The original stereo mix from vinyl can be found on the remastered mono "Rubber Soul" CD as a bonus track. A bit of a "deep track".

This song was never performed live.

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