Sunday, February 21, 2010

You're Making Me Feel Like I've Never Been Born.

The final song on side one of the Parlophone UK LP "Revolver" (or track 7 of the CD version) is another Lennon/McCartney composition written mainly by John entitled "She Said She Said". The song was inspired by a conversation between Lennon and actor Peter Fonda during an LSD trip that ended up with Fonda expressing to Lennon: "I know what it's like to be dead". This took place in August 1965 while the Beatles were in Los Angeles. Lennon incorpated the line in his songs and demos of the tune were available on the radio show: "The Lost Lennon Tapes". At the time of the demos, the song titled was announced at "He Said He Said".

The proper recording of this song took place on Tuesday June 21 1966 at EMI studio two. "She Said She Said" was completed in this single session. The song was untitled at the beginning of the recording which consisted of the rythm track being completed in three takes. The instrumentation consisted of drums, bass and guitars. Once the backing track was finished, Paul McCartney left the session and the vocals were handled by John for the lead and an overdub of John and George for the backing vocals. Take three became take four after a reduction of the four tracks into three and some organ and electric guitar were overdubbed onto the existing take and thereby finishing the recording.

On the same day as the recording session (June 21 1966), three mono mixes were attempted for "She Said She Said" although none of these mixes were ever commercially released. The next day on Wednesday June 22 1966 another mono mix was produced (mono mix number four) and this mix was used on the commercial release. At the same session, the stereo mix was also completed.

"She Said She Said" can be found on the Parlophone UK LP/CD "Revolver" as well as the North American Capitol version of the LP "Revolver". A great deep track.

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