Friday, August 29, 2014

"You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" Outtakes

A very busy day over at EMI studios on February 18 1965. It always amazes me as to the speed of productivity during this period in the Beatles' career. Essentially, six songs were given final mono mixes - yes, you read that right - six songs (almost half a side of an LP in those days). Plus three new songs recorded. The six songs given final mono mixes consist of  "Ticket To Ride", "Another Girl", "I Need You", "Yes It Is", "The Night Before" and "You Like Me Too Much". Amazing. All mixes were supervised by the team of George Martin/Norman Smith.
In between this in the afternoon, a new Lennon/McCartney original was recorded. Mainly written and sung by John, this was used on the "Help!" soundtrack: "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away". Two takes have been commercially released: takes 1 and 5. Both can be found on the Apple 3-LP/2-CD "Anthology 1" release.
Take 1 is merely a false start with John counting in the song and Paul who has "broken a glass". Take 5 has a nice performance with vocals but without overdubs. The commercially released version used take 9 as the basic take for overdubs including an outside musician who played flute - Johnnie Scott. Also noted is the use of a Framus acoustic 12-string by John for this song.
The other new song recorded on this day plus a soundtrack song will be featured in the next entry and wasn't released nor heard by the public for almost 20 years. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, here's takes 1 and 5 brought to you by youtube for your enjoyment:

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