Saturday, August 8, 2015

"Strawberry Fields Forever" Takes 2,3 and 4.

On November 28 1966, The Beatles entered EMI Studio 2 with their producer George Martin in order to continue work on the new Lennon penned song "Strawberry Fields Forever". Since take 1 was not used nor released at the time, this was an attempt at a rhythm track in order to lay overdubs. Take 2 consists of the famous mellotron with flute setting introduction played by Paul, maracas by John, guitar by George and drums by Ringo.
Take 2 is a fairly completed take and almost makes it all the way through although you can hear various small mistakes on the keyboard (mellotron) and a bit of glitches with the guitar. Ringo is perfect as usual.
Take 3 is basically just the introduction on the mellotron before John interrupts with the statement of this being too loud !!
Take 4 is another attempt at a rhythm track and this time John adds his vocal and there is also a bass part added by Paul. Probably the best place to hear this material is from the CD "Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 3".

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