Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Tomorrow Never Knows" - Take 1

After a very long, lengthy break (for The Beatles) gosh, almost three months.....the group re-convened to start work on the follow up LP to "Rubber Soul". On April 06 1966 using EMI studios 3, the first song recorded for inclusion on the new project was entitled "The Void" (also known as "Tomorrow Never Knows"). This track would end up closing the "Revolver" LP when released.
On this day three takes of the backing were recorded with take three being the commercial version we all know and love. However, the first take includes Ringo and Paul on drums and bass respectively hashing it out along with a tape loop. The timing is a bit weird and goes out of sync while John records his vocal over take one.
This bit of the song ended up commercially in thirty years later on the Apple 3-LP/2-CD "Anthology 2". There are also a few bits of the tune and the same take that appear on the "Anthology" DVD as well during a playback by George Martin.
The famous tape loops would be added to the backing for take 3 the next day on April 07 1966.

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