Friday, October 30, 2015

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Remix 1

On February 01 1967, it was time to record what would become the theme song to the new LP, entitled "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". The backing for the song consisted of the Beatles playing their usual instruments from the early days including Ringo on drums, John and George on electric guitars and Paul on electric bass. The bass was plugged in direct rather than going through an amp.
Nine takes were attempted before everyone was satisfied.
On February 02 1967 ( all of which took place in studio two of EMI, including the backing), the vocals were added to take nine bringing up to take ten. Paul recorded his main vocal and the harmonies were also added in the chorus section on this night.
The results were mixed into mono and put on an acetate as a reference. At this point, the introductory guitar is not yet added, the brass is also not added and the ending is extended before editing. The remix can be found on the bootleg CD "Acetates" on the Yellow Dog label. I've added a version from youtube.

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