It’s on your shoulder

The Beatles arrived in America in February 1964, and the earth twisted and shouted on its axis.

Now the Fab Four, their heirs and assigns, and whoever else might be involved, have somehow allowed a bunch of promotional videos out of the vault. This, for perhaps obvious reasons, is one of the longer ones.

I’m not absolutely certain, but I think they’re playing over a copy of the original master tape, minus the vocals. (With McCartney on piano and lead, there’s no place for a bass player, and indeed, the bass is mixed out of the master.)





2 comments

  1. Roger O Green »

    8 February 2017 · 2:29 pm

    I dunno. Sometimes the Paul vocal on the chorus sounds double-tracked, and it’s not John or George because they’re oohing.

  2. CGHill »

    8 February 2017 · 7:37 pm

    Well, this band (including, of course, Sir George Martin) was the acknowledged master of double-tracking, and EMI had at its disposal recording gear that could do it on the fly — though I’m not at all certain how portable it was.

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